# Unary division

From Why start at x, y, z

A minus sign with nothing on the left represents negation of whatever's on the right.

Why isn't there a unary division symbol?^{[1]}^{[2]}

\[ \div x = \frac{1}{x} \]

The page on wheels^{[3]} in the nLab suggests exactly this.

- ↑ Tweet by Christian Lawson-Perfect: "We have unary minus, i.e. "-2" is the same as "0-2". Why don't we have unary division, i.e. "÷2" could mean the same as "1÷2"?"
- ↑ Tweet: "Years after impishly proposing a 'unary division' operator at big #mathsjam, I find myself actually needing to introduce one in my real work."
- ↑ https://ncatlab.org/nlab/show/wheel