# Unary division

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.

1. 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"?"
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."
3. https://ncatlab.org/nlab/show/wheel