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I have troubles writing a fraction whose items are words not numbers.

In a nutshell I should write:

minaccia/vulnerabilità   --> this is the numerator
contromisure             --> this is the denominator

I simply do this, but it doesn't work.


Can anyone help me?

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+1 per essere italiano. – Giulio Muscarello Nov 22 '12 at 17:23
thanks a lot..What should I do in order to solve the problem?..grazie – g9999 Nov 22 '12 at 17:25
Also, please clarify the question. It's hard to tell what you're exactly asking for. – Giulio Muscarello Nov 22 '12 at 17:25
Also see tex.stackexchange.com/a/83052/4012 – doncherry Nov 27 '12 at 0:41
up vote 8 down vote accepted

You should load the amsmath package and use \text{...}:

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\usepackage{amsmath}% http://ctan.org/pkg/amsmath
  \frac{ax^2+bx+c}{\sin^2y+\cos^2z} \qquad 

You can also use \mbox{...} or \textrm{...}, but these won't scale when used inside exponents the way \text{...} does.

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