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?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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?

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# Using divide as a 'sign' for a number

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