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This template produces the string "Δ" as a shortcut to using the HTML entity Δ and/or various other operating-system- or web-browser-dependent input methods for producing the same Unicode symbol U+0394 (Δ).

Note. This symbol is not recommended by Unicode for use in mathematics as an operator. Unicode has a mathematical operators block distinct from the Greek & Coptic block; their operators block has a U+2206 (∆) for use as "Laplace operator difference, forward increment, forward difference, symmetric difference". In practice, this distinction is not always respected.[1]




Rise over run is represented by <sup>{{DELTA}}Y</sup>/<sub>{{DELTA}}X</sub> in introductory mathematics.

Rise over run is represented by ΔY/ΔX in introductory mathematics.

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  1. ^ Jukka K. Korpela (2006). Unicode explained. O'Reilly Media, Inc. pp. 196–197. ISBN 978-0-596-10121-3.