Inline long division symbol (French style)
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Solution 1
I'd use an array without intercolumn space:
\documentclass{article}
\newcommand{\frenchdiv}[2]{%
#1\:\begin{array}[t]{@{\vline}l@{}}\,#2\,\\\hline\end{array}%
}
\begin{document}
$\frenchdiv{84}{7}=12$
\end{document}
Solution 2
Just for fun. Of course the link @Werner gave you is a good start. Notice that what I did was just to play around with someone else's code. See MWE below:
\documentclass{article}
\newcommand\frenchdiv[2]{%
$\strut#1$\kern.25em\smash{\raise.35ex\hbox{\rule{0.4pt}{2ex}}}$\mkern0.72mu
\underline{\,#2}$}
\begin{document}
\frenchdiv{56}{3678}\quad\frenchdiv{3}{37678}
\end{document}
Taking now the following code an playing around with the node anchors, we have the following MWE:
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\newcommand\nfrenchdiv[2]{#1\,%
\tikz[baseline=(n.base)]{\node(n)[inner sep=1pt]{$#2$};
\draw[line cap=round](n.north west)(n.south west)(n.south east);
}
}
\begin{document}
$\nfrenchdiv{56}{3678}$
\end{document}
Note that this command may not be robust. So, wait for other possible responses and choose the best that suites your needs.
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Updated on December 15, 2020Comments

Maesumi almost 3 years
I am looking for long division symbol for inline use. For US style there are several choices.
For displayed long division, French style, there is
xlop
package.I am looking for the inline version, French style, which, for
$x \div y$
, would look something like an$x\ L y$
with$y$
inside$L$
.
Werner almost 10 yearsAlmost the opposite of How to Produce a HalfBox Symbol?


azetina almost 10 yearsWhat is
\vline
? Is it similar to
? From your code I understand it is being used as a column separator, right? 
egreg almost 10 years@azetina Using
\vline
avoids undesirable spaces.