January 24th, 2018, 01:52 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2015 From: Antarctica Posts: 128 Thanks: 0  Unrecognized Notation
I am supposed to prove the following: Where a,b,c,d are members of a field K (satisfying the field axioms). However, I don't quite understand exactly what this notation signifies; specifically, I don't know what the colon means in this context. Usually it means "such that," but that doesn't really seem to make sense here. So I'm not entirely sure what I'm supposed to prove! 
January 24th, 2018, 03:48 PM  #2 
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My guess : means divided by.

January 24th, 2018, 04:17 PM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2015 From: Antarctica Posts: 128 Thanks: 0 
I finally found where it was defined in our notes. Yeah, you're right. Should have been obvious, but I wasn't entirely sure. Thanks.
Last edited by skipjack; January 24th, 2018 at 05:36 PM. 

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