chat: the other day, that maths symbol (in Off-topic)

Flamey February 1 2008 10:34 AM EST

Yes, so officially my maths teacher is retarded. Apparently it means "Approximately equal to" :/ Even though that's the hyphen with a squiggly line above it.

Bionuker February 1 2008 10:36 AM EST

I think she might have forgot to put another hyphen below the original hyphen. Squiggly line over equal sign is "approximately equal to....

QBOddBird February 1 2008 10:37 AM EST


Flamey February 1 2008 10:38 AM EST

the actual sign was a division sign with an extra hypen, for anyone else interested :/

Obscurans February 1 2008 10:45 AM EST

Squiggly line (tilde) over equals sign actually means "is isomorphic to", which is way over and above approximately equal to.
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