Re: decimal point/comma (was conplaneteering)
|From:||Phil Bordelon <phil@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 15, 2005, 20:16|
Mark J. Reed wrote:
> Which reminds me - where did the × and ÷ symbols come from? Everyone
> learns them in early grades, and they show up as labels on calculator
> keys, but they're never used in actual mathematics notation . . .
I'm certainly not an expert on, um, anything, but I'd venture to guess
that ÷ is a fraction, with dots representing the locations the two
numbers would go.