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American Sign Language: "divide"

DIVIDE:  At first the left hand is stationary.  The right hand comes down an inch or two and contacts the left hand. Then both hands move downward and to the sides.


Sample sentence: Twelve divided by sixe equals what?


The general sign for divide works just fine for math concepts. It is also good for concepts like "split."

Suppose for some crazy reason you needed to sign the phrase, "We've got to divide the division problems from the multiplication problems."

In that circumstance you could use a highly specific version of the sign "DIVIDE" that is specifically related to mathematical problems.

DIVIDE-(high context math situations) (not recommended for everyday use).

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