The long division symbol is used when dividing numbers.
The long division symbol consists of two parts. The first part is a right parenthesis and the second part is a vinculum.
Here the vinculum is an overline.
The long division symbol:
A straight vertical bar can be used instead of the right parenthesis:
Examples of using the long division symbol:
In the examples above the 12 is a divisor and the 1476 is a dividend.
The result of the division is called a quotient. The quotient, it is 123, is written above the vinculum:
The long division symbol has a different name. It is the division bracket.