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Insert A Division Symbol In Excel 
(XL2000-XL2010)

Sometimes you may need to show a division symbol () in your worksheet instead of the forward slash (/). I often use it in column headings and explanation notes (e.g. Net Returns Sales or CD).

Since Excel uses the forward slash (/) as the division operator in calculating formulas, you can use the division symbol only in text

To insert a division symbol, hold down the ALT key and type 0247. Then release the ALT key.

Note: You must use the numeric keypad, not the numbers on the top row of your keyboard.

Insert a division symbol in Excel

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