[Tex/LaTex] LaTeX symbol for “does not divide”


What is the correct way to make the "does not divide" symbol in plain LaTeX 2e?

I'm talking about the symbol that is a vertical bar with a slash through it. I prefer not to install AMS or other packages, but instead to use plain LaTeX.

Best Answer

Try this:

$x\nmid y$

It has been known to 'save the day'.