# Div

#### Overview

The / Function returns the quotient of its arguments. If a single argument is specified, / returns its reciprocal.

### Complex

The / function forms the ratio of a variety of numeric data types with a complex number as shown in the examples below. The ratio of two complex numbers is given by:

(xr + i xi) / (yr + i yi) is (xr + i xi) * (yr - i yi) / (yr * yr + yi * yi)

Usage

The / function is used whenever it is necessary to compute the quotient of a set of Numbers.

### Complex

The / function is used to form the ratio between numeric data types where at least one of the arguments is complex. Do not use if an immediate type, such as a real number, would suffice. Since complex numbers are heap objects, they require more space and operations on these types are slower than on immediate types.

#### Syntax

Expression: (/ num ...)

 Argument: Arguments Name Type Description num ... Number One or more Numbers

Returns: Computes the quotient of all the Numbers in the argument list. If a single argument is specified, / returns its reciprocal.

Expression: (/ num ...)

 Argument: Arguments Name Type Description num ... Number One or more Numbers

Returns: A complex number holding N1 / N2 / N3 / etc.

#### Examples

Here are a number of links to Lambda coding examples which contain this instruction in various use cases.

#### Argument Types

Here are the links to the data types of the function arguments.

 Number Integer Complex

Here are also a number of links to functions having arguments with any of these data types.