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Elegant fractions in one line

What solution do you think is more elegant for a simple fraction that should be displayed in just one line? My examples are $x_F \equiv \frac{p_z}{p^{\rm MAX}_{z}} = \frac{p_z}{\sqrt{s}/2}$ $x_F ...
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Expanding line height when equations have displaystyle fractions

In my document, I have got a lot of equations in inline mode, like: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Eu sit tincidunt incorrupte definitionem, vis mutat affert percipit cu, eirmod ...
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how to lower last term in a continued fraction after a diagonal row of dots?

How can I lower the last term of a continued fraction when it follows a diagonal row of dots?
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Improper display of parentheses in fraction of fraction

The following code: $\dfrac{\left( \dfrac{\left( \dfrac{1}{2}\right) }{2}\right) }{2}$ gives a nasty output: It seems that the $\left( \right)$ command doesn't do the job. Any idea how to solve ...
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How to make slash (/) paste with correct Unicode codepoint depending on context?

Unicode offers different characters for the slash: U+002F (/) for the ordinary slash U+2215 (∕) for the mathematical division operator U+2044 (⁄) to designate vulgar fractions How can I have these ...
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Converting text math to TeX math (e.g. automatically filling in \left(, \right), \frac, etc)

At some point, it occurred to me that another level of abstraction may be possible on top of LaTeX. For example, why should I type \left( \frac{\frac{a}{b + c} \frac{w + \lambda}{z}}{x\left[ ...
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Aligned numerator and denominator in \frac or any other variant

Is there a way to align the numerator and the denominator of a fraction? Consider two fractions (from a SIAM paper) The denominator (k!) is nicely centred in the first fraction. However in the ...
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Vertical spacing between numerator and division symbol in \dfrac

How can I fix the vertical spacing between the numerator and the division symbol when entering fractions. Eg. in the following code, the spacing between a and the division symbol is greater than one ...
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Keep numerator inline with rest of equation

In the following example, I would like to to keep the Q''(p) on the same line as the rest of the equation, and put the vinculum and 2 underneath. \documentclass[12pt,reqno]{amsart} ...
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\frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text

When we write it by hand we usually align the 1's in numerator and denominator. Should I change it manually, i.e. defining a command for typing the sum of the geometric progression or is there a ...
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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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\text{} in a fraction but spread over two lines

Rather than try to describe in words or by way of a MWE, I have uploaded a picture of the desired result. I know how to create all the components (e.g. \frac{}{} \text{}, ^{}) of this fraction, except ...
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New to TeX; issue with compiling

I keep getting the compiling error >file ended while scanning use of \frac. I can't see any missing {}, so I'm not sure what to do. \documentclass[]{scrreprt} \usepackage{geometry} ...
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How to reduce the size of fractions typed in align environment?

When digit fractions align environment, this goes with a size \displaystyle. But I want the size is like the one shown in a paragraph. I tried with \scriptstyle but I get letters too small and the ...
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Improve inline fraction style with Quattrocento font

I'm using the Quattrocento font in a beamer presentation (which my audience likes a lot) but I have a small problem with inline fractions like 33 1/3, which do not look very good. Specifically the "1" ...
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Bracing fraction numerator or denominator to the left or right

I have a fraction with further fractions in both the numerator and denominator. I wish to label the fractions in the numerator and denominator with braces to the right. I would like these braces to ...
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issues with fractions

I have: \usepackage{nicefrac } \begin{align*} &= \frac{2}{\sqrt{2y+1}\sqrt{2 \pi}} \exp \left( -y-\nicefrac{1}{2} \right) &&\forall y \in [-\frac{1}{2} , \infty) \\ &= ...
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Fraction in Superscript

\documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Script=Devanagari]{Sanskrit 2003} \newcommand\sufr[2]{\textsuperscript{$\frac{#1}{#2}$}} \begin{document} ...
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Aligning the Left Hand Side of a big equation with fraction

After spending quite some time making sure this wasn't already answered, I decided to post this anyway, as I haven't found what I'm looking for. I have this equation with nested fractions, and I want ...
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Underlining fractions

I need to be able to underline equations involving fractions, which are aligned using the alignedat environment from amsmath. To be able to underline at all, I'm using the solution from this question ...
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commath, \dfrac and \tfrac

I'm using the commath package for its nice \od and \pd functions, but I find it uses \tfrac internally. It seems to have an 'if-then' clause to sometimes use \dfrac but it never does so in my tests: ...
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How to change / to be horizontal?

I like to change a/b to be a - b how to do that?
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Displaying fractions nicely

I'd like the following to look nicer: $\frac{1 - \left(\frac{r-3}{r-1} \right)^{k-(p+q)+1}}{1 - \left(\frac{r-3}{r-1} \right)}$ As of now, the horizontal line is way too long.
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Changing fraction style in LaTeX as generated by Matlab

A= [0.7577 0.7060 0.8235 0.4387 0.4898 0.7431 0.0318 0.6948 0.3816 0.4456 0.3922 0.2769 0.3171 0.7655 0.6463 0.6555 0.0462 0.9502 0.7952 ...
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Latex incorporate a fraction in tan

I want to write in latex that an angle equals to tan of (BM/AB). I wrote this: $\widehat{BAM}$ = $ \tan ($ \dfrac {BM} {AB} $)$ But I have an error "missing $ inserted. Can someone help me?
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Fraction whose items are words

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 ...
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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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Use catcode for alternative way of writing fractions

Writing fractions using different syntax would sometimes be useful, instead of using \frac{ab}{cd}, I would prefer to write something like \frac{ab⌂cd} where the Unicode ⌂ is the }{. n.b., I don't ...
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Multiple horizontal line separators? Multiple \over-s?

How to code the syntax like fraction, but with more than 2 components? Fractions consist of numerator and denominator while I need more. In other words: how to code column-matrix with horizontal lines ...
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How to properly display a product within a fraction?

I have product inside a fraction, like this: \[ \phi_n(t)=\frac{t^n-1}{\prod_{\substack{ d \mid n,\\ d<n.}} \phi_d(t)} \] And that places the "limits" of the product on it's side, not ...
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Fraction with doubled line

Is there a way to make the fraction line look like the equality (=) sign, i.e., to have two parallel horizontal lines with a little gap in between? Many thanks!
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Problem with fraction

I have a problem with the appearance of a fraction which has in its numerator another fraction. It is not very beautiful as the second fraction is small, even though I use \displaystyle. How can I ...
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Bigger fractions without using \dfrac

Is there any way to make fractions bigger? I know one can use \dfrac but is there any code I can use in the document preamble to make all fractions bigger?
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Multiple lines in equation environment

I have to put an two equations inside one equation environment. I could do it with this piece o code: \begin{equation} \begin{array}{ccl} \nabla \cdot F & = & \left(\frac{\partial}{\partial ...
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Non-commutative fractions

There are symbols for non-commutative fractions? I know \holter and \polter (see here), but they are very ugly (lateral lines are too long for my taste) Edit: By non-comutative fraction I mean a ...
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How to create A/B with LaTeX/LyX?

I want to create frac with this style: Is this possible? I try to find another way, alternative to xfrac.
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Schrodinger's equation [duplicate]

Trying to get Schrodinger's equation to format better. The first term is -\dfrac{\hslash^2}{2m} \, \dfrac{\mathrm{d}^2 \psi}{\mathrm{d} x^2} However, because of the exponent in the denominator, ...
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Displaying numbers above each other (like a fraction), but without horizontal line and with less vertical space between them

I want to have a 2x2 matrix of arrows (\uparrow and \downarrow) to illustrate electronic spins. I've managed to get a fraction without the horizontal line using \genfrac, but I can't figure out how to ...
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Two fractions with the same size [closed]

Can anyone tell me how I can make $A=\frac{1}{a} \frac{1}{1+\frac{a}{b}}$ look the same? So I want $a$ to be on the same height as the other denominator. MWE \documentclass[11pt]{article} ...
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equality sign and fraction bar alignments in complex fractions around braces

When some math expressions such as complex fractions are around the braces which should be on the same baseline, besides, equality sign should be aligned with vinculum, how can we handle? For example, ...
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How to put several lines in the numerator of a fraction?

When I use \\ it breaks the frac layout. Now I come up with the following solution: $$\frac{{O\vdash e_1:T_1 \atop O[T_1/x]\vdash e_2:T_2}}{O\vdash (let\ ((x e_1))\ e_2):T_2}$$ But it gives two ...
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ConTeXt: How to create nice-looking fractions

Background Looking to create vulgar fractions in the current font such those in Unicode. LaTeX has the nicefrac package that provides, as the name implies, fractions where the dividing line is a ...
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Improve a fraction's appearance

I am using \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{kerkis} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amsthm} \begin{document} \begin{equation} ...
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Fractions with `\dfrac` cause compile error

I'm new to LyX. I'm writing my next homework with it to give it a try. My example code is below: % Preview source code %% LyX 2.0.5.1 created this file. For more info, see http://www.lyx.org/. %% ...
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Line spacing with inline formula including fraction

I have a fraction in an inline formula as can be seen in the picture. \dfrac from the amsmath package was used. (This is article class with 14pts and linespread 0.9.) Though the space between the ...
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Can I not use the align & operator within a \frac?

This code is causing LaTeX to throw an error: Missing } inserted. It appears to be because I put a & inside a \frac command (on line 4). I feel as though it should be possible to accomplish my ...
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typing a straightline next to a dfrac? [duplicate]

I would like to type how do I do it? Thanks!
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Compound fractions (i.e., “mixed numbers”) look bad in displaystyle

I find that in display mode, fractions that represent simple rational numbers look way too big. For instance, consider this case: $$ a = \frac12(b+c) $$ The fraction gets inordinately large ...
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How to typeset a continued fraction in the following style? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I typeset continued fractions in Pringsheim's concise notation? How to type a continued fraction in displaystyle as shown below? Source: Fischler, Stéfane, ...
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How can I embed \lvert and \rvert into the numerator ?

How can I embed \lvert and \rvert into the numerator? $1 - \frac{ \lvert 1 - t_2 \rvert}{y}$ The above line gives Undefined control sequence error.