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Inputs and outputs
xa number
ya number
za number

Word description
Divides x by y, retaining as much precision as possible.
Division of fixnums may yield a ratio, or overflow and yield a bignum.
Division of bignums may yield a ratio.
Division of floats always yields a float.
Division of ratios and complex numbers proceeds using the relevant mathematical rules.

See also
Division by zero