# What does this symbol mean?

• Oct 5th 2010, 01:41 PM
MichaelMath
What does this symbol mean?
Quick question:

what does the symbol $\nmid$ mean?
• Oct 5th 2010, 01:47 PM
pickslides
It is the negation for 'given' in conditional probability.

I.e $P(A\nmid B)$
• Oct 5th 2010, 01:48 PM
Plato
Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelMath
what does the symbol $\nmid$ mean?

Depends on context. $n\nmid m$ could mean that $n$ does no divide $m$.
• Oct 5th 2010, 02:02 PM
MichaelMath
I reckon that's correct since I got it from here (the first line about the subgroups of order 6).