÷ | Division Symbol (Meaning, How To Type on Keyboard, & More)

The Division sign (÷) is a mathematical symbol written as a horizontal line with one dot each above and below and it is used to denote the Division operation of two numbers of expressions.

Division symbol is available in standard HTML as ÷ and in Unicode, it is the character at code point U+000F7. Its HTML code is ÷ and you can type it on your keyboard by pressing Alt + 0247.

Continue reading for more details on this symbol.

Copy Division Symbol Text

You can copy and paste the Division Symbol text wherever you need it. The copy button above will save you some time in doing so.

You can then paste it anywhere by pressing Ctrl and V on your keyboard once it has been copied.

Division Symbol Information Table

There is some helpful information about the Division Symbol in the table below.

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To the best of our ability, the above table has presented useful information about the Division Symbol, including the keyboard shortcut, Unicode, and HTML code, as well.

Continue reading to gain a better understanding of how to get the Division symbol.

How to Get the Division Sign

Although there is no dedicated Division symbol key on the keyboard, you can still obtain this symbol by using the keyboard.

You can also insert this symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Google Docs if you’re also using one of the Microsoft Office or Google apps.

Below you’ll find several methods for accessing this symbol, including keyboard shortcuts and methods utilizing MS Office and Google Docs’ built-in navigation systems.

The symbol for Division Alt Code (Keyboard Shortcut)

The Division Alt Code is Alt + 0247.

Note: This Alt Code shortcut works in Windows only.

This Alt code method can be used to type this symbol by holding down the Alt key while typing 0247 on the separate numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard

Below is a detailed step-by-step guide you may use to type the Symbol for Division with your keyboard.

  • Open your document where you need to type the Division symbol.
  • Click to place your cursor in the document where you need to type this symbol.
  • On the keyboard, press down the Alt key with one hand.
  • As you hold down the Alt key, press the Division Alt Code (0247).
  • Now release the Alt key.

After you release the Alt key, the symbol (÷) will immediately appear exactly where you place the cursor.

NOTE: Using this Alt Code method, you can type this symbol only on the Windows keyboard.

Insert Division Symbol in Word/Excel/PowerPoint

You can quickly insert the Division sign in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint by using this simple mouse navigation.

The steps below will show you how to insert the Division Symbol in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

  • Open your Word or Excel, or PowerPoint document.
  • Go to the Insert tab.
MS Word Insert Tab
  • On the far-right section, you’ll see the Symbols group. Select Symbol > More Symbols.
MS Word Insert More Symbols

The Symbol window will appear as below.

Microsoft Word Symbol Window
  • The symbol (÷) can be found in this window. To find it quickly, enter 00F7 in the Character code: box. The Division sign will be selected as soon as you type the code.
insert division symbol in Word
  • Insert it into your Word document by clicking the Insert button.
  • Close the Symbol dialog.

These are the steps for inserting the Division symbol (÷) and any other symbol in Microsoft Word or other Office apps on both Windows and Mac OS.

Division Symbol In Google Docs

Google Docs is also another text editor with which users may struggle to type or insert the Division sign.

Meanwhile, Google Docs provides the simplest method for inserting symbols that are not found on the keyboard.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

To get the Division Symbol in Google Docs:

  • Launch Google Docs and position your cursor where the symbol is going to be inserted.
  • Go to Insert > Special Characters.
Go to Insert > Special Characters in Google Docs

The Insert special characters window will appear., which includes a search bar and a drawing pad.

  • Using the Search bar, search for Division. Then, in the search results, double-click on the Symbol for Division to insert it into Google Docs.
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  • You can also draw the Division Symbol using the drawing pad located below the search bar. If Google Docs recognizes the drawing, it will display the symbol and similar signs in the results box. Then double-click the symbol to insert it.

These are the steps to insert this and any other symbol into Google Docs.

Division Symbol On The Character Map (Windows)

In Windows, the Character Map is a tool that can be used to view characters in any installed font, determine what keyboard input (or Alt code) is used to type those characters, and copy characters to the clipboard instead of typing them with your keyboard.

This section will demonstrate how to use the Character Map tools to easily copy and paste the Division Symbol.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

  • Search for Character Map in the Windows Start menu.
Searching for the Character Map in Windows
  • You should see the character Map appear in the search results. Click on it to launch it.
  • When it’s open, go to the bottom left corner of the window and click to expand the Advance view options.
Character Map Advanced View
  • To easily locate the Division Symbol on the Character Map, type “Division sign” in the “search ‘box and hit enter.
copy division symbol on Windows character map

The symbol will be displayed for you to copy.

  • To copy this symbol, double-click it, and it will be selected in the Characters to copy box. Then, finally, click the Copy button to copy it to your clipboard.
  • Place your cursor where you want the symbol and press Ctrl V to paste it.

And there you have it.

These are the steps you can take to copy and paste the Division symbol or other symbols on your Windows PC.


Most people have difficulty typing or inserting this symbol. So, we’ve broken down the various methods and steps required to type or get it into your documents.

And as you can see above, we’ve attempted to cover as much information about the Division Symbol as possible.

Thank you for taking the time to go through this blog.

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