# Tagged Questions

This tag is for questions regarding the display of fractions and related problems.

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### What is the difference between \over and \frac?

What is the difference between {some-expression}\over{another-expression} and \frac{some-expression}{another-expression} ? Which is preferable?
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### How do I typeset arbitrary fractions like the standard symbol for .5 = ½?

I know I've seen somewhere how to typeset 1/2 as ½, but with arbitrary fractions (that is, a macro that takes two arguments and makes the first denominator and the second numerator...). Now I can't ...
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### Improved kerning in fractions?

Question How can I apply selective kerning within the numerator and denominator of an inline fraction? Specifically, I'd like to: Tighten kerning after the numerator if it ends in 7 Loosen kerning ...
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### How to get a little frac

I am wondering how to make a fraction in LaTeX small enough to fit on a line, or at least just a little larger. I could have sworn I had seen this before but I just cannot find it. In particular, I ...
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### Guidelines for typesetting fractions

I realize that this question is to some extent subjective. However, I suspect that there are some common standards regarding how fractions ought to be typeset in mathematics. The guide Mathematical ...
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### Smaller fractions in displayed formulae?

How do you make script-sized fractions in display mode? In certain cases, I find that \frac-based fractions are too large for my tastes in displayed formulae. For example, I feel that the fractions ...
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### How to increase row height while using booktabs?

I'm making a table using booktabs. One of the columns contains a series of fractions. \documentclass[12pt, letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{nag} \usepackage[margin=1.0in]{geometry} \...
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### Cross Multiplying Two Fractions with Ovals Around the Appropriate Terms

I would like to implement something akin to the following in LaTeX, perhaps in tikz. I would be very grateful for any help.
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### How would you name these fraction macros?

I've got four macros now for typesetting fractions in text mode. The first writes them horizontally (shilling style, with a hyphen), the second writes them diagonally, the third writes them vertically,...
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### How to print \frac{1}{2} by a single Unicode character?

I am looking for a command which would print simple fractions like 1/2, 1/3 etc using glyphs available in modern TTF/OTF fonts. Ideally, I want this command to output ordinary \frac{1}{2}, \frac{1}{3} ...
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### Frac or inference rule with dotted line

I would like to have a \frac or mathpartir-style inference rule with a dotted rather than solid line, so that I can put fractions into inference rules without overloading horizontal bar. The ...
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### Aesthetic issue in fractions

While I was typing a document related to special relativity, I came across this slight misalignment in \frac{V}{c}(shown with huge text size so that the effect is easily seen) The 'problem' is that ...
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### Reformat \frac depending on numerator/denominator size difference

Is it possible to detect cases where the second argument of \frac is much smaller than the first argument, and split it? Namely (I'm using a new macro name \wfrac to simplify things), \wfrac{x}{2} % ...
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### How to make fractions in powers look good

Quick question. When I type $e^{\frac{1}{2x}}$ it makes the fraction very small and hard to read. However when I type $e^{\displaystyle\frac{1}{2x}}$ it makes the fraction way to big. I guess in ...
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### New command in TeX for fraction

Now I need to redefine the fractions as follows By writing \fr{2,3}, we get $\frac{2}{3}$. How can I achieve this? I have tried \newcommand{\fr}[1,2]{\frac{#1}{#2}} but got wrong.
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### too little space between the bar on the denominator and the horizontal line

Please see below: There is too little space between the horizontal line from \frac and the bar from \bar{h_1}. So, it is a little hard to read. Any alternative way to represent the upper bar? And, ...
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### How do I typeset continued fractions in Pringsheim's concise notation?

I would like to obtain the following formatting so as to write continued fractions in my equations without wasting vertical space. What I need is one command named \cFrac which writes one fraction ...
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### Fraction with longer line

I'm trying to display some axioms and operational rules with LaTeX. Those are basically . They work quite well when used with frac, but it's not really nice, I'd like the fraction line to be a bit ...
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### Nicer alignment of x^*/2

I'm trying to typeset $\frac{x^*}{2}$, but I can't find a (simple) way to make the alignment look nice. So far, I've tried the following: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \...
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### How to change horizontal alignment of \frac?

Typing \frac{W+W^*}{2} gives a fraction in which the denominator appears to the eye to be in the wrong position. Is there a way to correct this, i.e. place the 2 in under the + (without using ...
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### Underbrace in denominator with () [] {} (howto)

I would like to put an underbrace correctly under the denominator of a expression but what I get is wrong because of the (). Alternatively I create another line in the text [~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...
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### How to eliminate the gaps before and after \frac{}{}?

The macro \frac add a gap (approx 1.2pt) before and after the whole fraction. You could compare $\frac{1}{1}\frac{1}{1}\frac{1}{1}\frac{1}{1}\frac{1}{1}\frac{1}{1}\frac{1}{1}\frac{1}{1}$ and \...
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### How to improve the looks of a fraction?

We may notice that the numerator and denominator in the following fraction are not aligned. And, to me it does not look good. How to align the numerator and denominator? \documentclass{article} \...
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### Color fraction bar

What would be the easiest way to create a fraction whose bar can be coloured as desired? I know one can use the \genfrac{left-delim}{right-delim}{thickness}{mathstyle}{numerator}{denominator} command ...
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### If fractions are Inner atoms, why don't they have thin spaces on either side?

The TeXbook says that fractions are Inner atoms. But if so, they don't seem to have thin spaces on either side when Inner atoms have them. For instance, in \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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### Text-mode in fractions?

I want to have written words in a fraction but to have them in correct fraction form and not crude-looking. So, I have; $\displaystyle\frac{Actual Value of Production}{Demand}$ x $100$ But it ...
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### Subscripts in partial derivatives

I would like to print the partial derivative operator $\frac{\partial}{\partial k_x}$, but the spacing and the length of the bar bug me a little. I would really like the fraction to be typeset as \$\...
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### How to properly subscript in a superscripted fraction?

the title says it all. It attached a MWE to display the different relative sizes of a subscript within a normal fraction and a superscripted fraction. As you can see, in the superscripted fraction the ...
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### Modifying fraction macro for in-line text and exponents

There's an amazing fraction macro here* for FontSpec with LuaLaTeX (*: that would be the second macro in that answer, called \unifrac, which I like better than the first "macro"/ using the frac ...
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### array within frac, using nath package

I use the nath package to get automatically-sized delimiters, but it breaks having a \begin{array}{…}…\end{array} within a \frac{}{} (simply removing the \usepackage{nath} below fixes the example, but ...
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### Increase size of fractions on multiple lines

Inside a matrix, I have some very loaded (subscripts, greek letters, \breve) fractions: Q_r = \begin{bmatrix} \frac{\partial \breve{y}_r}{\partial \theta_1}\bigg|_{t_1} & \...
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### How do I typeset a fraction of Young tableaux?

How do I typeset a fraction of Young tableaux so that the fraction is nicely spaced and diagonal? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{nicefrac} \usepackage{xfrac} \usepackage{youngtab} % for Young ...
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### How to vertically center the fraction line?

I feel a bit weird because this is a really simple issue that apparently nobody has brought up so far but I find that very simple fractions produce output that looks vertically unbalanced. The ...
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### A special fraction macro with raised fraction bar

I need to create a macro which allows me to get a fraction with a raised fraction bar. In a first approach, I mean to create two boxes (numerator and denominator), separated by a fixed horizontal rule ...
$\frac{\partial f} {\partial \left( \begin{array}{l} x \\ y \\ z \end{array} \right) }$ gives Can you help me to improve this by reducing the size of the denominator?