A negative number has the minus sign as its own intrinsic operator. Has anyone thought of using the divide symbol in a similar way, and has there been any attempt to standardize this throughout math? For example (assuming / is the divide symbol): /5 = reciprocal of 5 = 1/5 = 0.2. It saves having to always use the "1 divided by" bit in 1/x. One can then even use two divides to cancel each other out. Example: //5 = 5 (just like --5 = 5) Good idea?