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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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Amplifying fractions

I want to make myself a math portofolio (as a quick reference) and I have a part where I have to 'amplify' a fraction like here: But I don't know how can I do this thing, can you help me? Thank ...
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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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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 \frac macro

I am using this code for a mathematics problem. The code works but the lower fraction looks really dull, the parenthesis is doing something it isn't supposed to. What I can do about this? ...
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How do I make fractions automatically displayed in lines properly?

I would like to know how to make code of fractions in article class more easy to handle. Usually, if I type ${a \over b}$ then LaTeX does not display $a/b$, which is what I want. So I have to say ...
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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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How can I write a latex fraction without a bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Separate long math text under sum symbol into different lines? I'm trying to write a math formula like this: \sum_{ \frac{n=0}{(n+k-i) \text{~even}} }^{k-i} This ...
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Display fractional formula nicely

I've tried using the split environment as well as dfrac, however, I can't seem to be able to make this equation look nice at all. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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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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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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How can I uncover the fraction line in beamer?

I would like to uncover elements of an equation one at a time. This is easy enough usually, but in this case I'd like to progressively reveal a fraction. The problem with the way I'm doing it is that ...
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How can I improve alignment of the numerator and denominator when vector norm bars along with subscripts throw things off?

Here's the really bad case: With a red bar to show what is bothering me in particular: Here's a simpler case where the issue is a non-issue, but perhaps one can get a hint of why it starts to ...
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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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How to make this simple expression $f(\dfrac{r}{h})$ look nice?

How to make this very simple expression nice? I am not convinced by the parenthesis and the vertical spaces among the fraction. Feel free to share how you would have written it. ...
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typesetting addition of fractions

I was wondering what the most efficient way is to typset this: My first thought was doing this with tabular but seems quite messy to me.
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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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Help on typesetting an equation with fraction in numerator and denominator

I have the following equation: \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \begin{equation} T_e=\frac{T_{disch}\cdot e^{\frac{T_{ahe}-T_{disch}}{LMTD}}-T_{ahe}}{e^{\frac{T_{ahe}-T_{disch}}{LMTD}}-1} ...
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fractions in table

I have a table with three columns, in the second and third sometimes appear fractions: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{array} \newcolumntype{C}{>{$}c<{$}} \begin{document} ...
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I want to write letters before a numerator like shown below

I'm learning Tex and i have this command but i want the following output, Thanks in advance for the help. my code; \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $$ M_{extra} = \frac ...
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Align numerator and denominator of a fraction

How do I align the numerator and denominator of a fraction? I am looking for something that achieves the following psuedocode: \frac{a^2 & b}{c & d} (The b and d should be aligned ...
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How to add additional numbers in simple fraction cancellation example

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes.misc} \newcommand{\strikeout}[1]{% \ifmmode% \tikz[inner sep=0.5pt,baseline] \node [strike ...
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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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Fraction Brackets size

I wanted to write the following equation but somehow my first bracket before the fraction is shorter, last one is fine. but I have no clue what happened to the first one, also is it possible to ...
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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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Bigger rows with fractions in pseudocode

I had previous question how to write pseudocode in latex. I would like to use fractions in pseudocode, but rows with fractions are a little small. Anybody know how to make rows with fractions a little ...
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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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Argument of \genfrac has an extra } [closed]

Can't figure out what is wrong with the syntax below, for which I get the error mentioned in the title: \documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $k = \frac{\omega M}{2 ...
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Issues with fractions and align [closed]

I'm really new to LaTeX, I only started last week and I'm having an issue with trying to align equations involving fractions. I want to align at the '=' but I am getting errors: ...
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In the output the denominator appears in front of the fraction [duplicate]

Command \frac works in strange way: Any suggestions? \documentclass{report} \usepackage{polski} \usepackage[cp1250]{inputenc} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \setcounter{secnumdepth}{3} ...
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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.
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Fraction in brackets

I want to have a fraction in brackets. Something like: $${\log C \brack \log 2}$$, but with the line in the middle. I know this possibility: $$\left[\frac{\log C}{\log 2}\right]$$. Nonetheless, does ...
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Unsqueeze the fraction

For the LaTeX code below, \begin{equation} Fitness(\CS)= \begin{cases} 0.5 + 0.5 \cdot G(\CS) & if\ V(\CS)=0 \\ 0.5\cdot G(\CS)-\frac{V(\CS)}{V_{Tot}(\CS)} & ...
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Getting a fraction in the middle of the sentence

I am trying to enter a sentence that contains a fraction in between it using Latex. My code looks like this: Which of the following fractions is smaller than $\frac{1}{5}$ It looks like this: . ...
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Using \sqrt in the denominator of the \frac command [closed]

Below is the following code that I am trying to use in math mode. When I do this it distorts the sqrt line and blends into the fraction line. z=$\frac{ Estimate_{t} - Estimate_{t-1}} \sqrt{Var_{t} + ...
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Bold fraction line

I would like to use a "bold style" for the fraction line in a math formula. I've seen it in some PDFs, but I do not know the proper command.
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Why is the space below the numerator different to the space above the denominator?

I've never noticed it before, but LaTeX puts a lot more space between the numerator and the bar than it puts between the bar and the denominator. Now maybe this makes sense for more complicated ...