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Could anyone explain how I write units properly in LaTeX? In the form kg.s^-1. They come out all slanted and squished together when i use math mode and \frac.

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siunitx package definitely. –  azetina Nov 1 '13 at 21:02
    
Do I have to download that? I mean, I'm completely new to LaTeX. –  David O'Sullivan Nov 1 '13 at 21:04
    
Try \si{kg.s^{-1}} by loading the package siunitx. –  azetina Nov 1 '13 at 21:05
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I suppose you have miktex or texlive right? If so then download the package via the tlmgr(texlive) or package manager(miktex). –  azetina Nov 1 '13 at 21:06
    
Please have a look to question tex.stackexchange.com/questions/2063/… –  Kurt Nov 1 '13 at 21:23
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The siunitx package will interpret the units correctly

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\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{siunitx}
\begin{document}
\noindent%
\si{kg.s^{-1}}\\
\si{\kilogram\per\second} \\
\si[per-mode=symbol]
{\kilogram\per\second}
\end{document}
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Thanks, all. Great stuff. –  David O'Sullivan Nov 1 '13 at 22:15
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