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How to strike through obliquely, e.g. to indicate cancellation?

How can I strike through an expression (e.g. "2x") obliquely, e.g. from bottom left to top right, so as to indicate cancellation? With the \sout command from the ulem package, I can only strike ...
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Diagonal strikeout starting too low and ending too high

I want to strikeout an equation with diagonal line but I've not managed to get the diagonal line to draw as I want. The closest I've gotten is via the first example in Frédéric's answer of \cancel ...
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Draw a diagonal arrow across an expression in a formula to show that it vanishes

I would like to find a way to cross out a term in a mathematical expression with a diagonal arrow pointing from lower left to upper right and with a little "zero" next to the pointy end of the arrow.
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Strikeout in math mode

How can I strikeout words in math mode (similar to \sout with \usepackage{ulem} in text mode)? I've tried \usepackage{cancel} and \(\cancel{1+1=2}\) but that draws a diagonal line.
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Crossing out sentences

I had to cross out a sentence and I did it the following way, which is kinda sloppy. $ ...
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Put a slash through a word

I would like to write a word with a slash through it, using LaTeX (in text, not in math mode). That is, I want a line from the lower-left corner of the word through the upper-right. Is there a nice ...
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Strikeout in different color appears behind letters, not on top of them

When using package ulem's strikeout facilities (macro \sout) and also color in my text, the strikethrough appears behind the letter string: \documentclass{article} % I also often work with the memoir ...
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Cancel maths expression with a down arrow

The following solution to the question where soome maths text is to be cancelled out makes use of the cancel package. There the macro \cancelto produces an arrow from bottom left to top right. It ...
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Strikethrough text

I am writing an article in LaTeX 2e. Part of the article describes the Sieve of Eratosthenes, and I want to show examples of how multiples of a prime are removed from the sieve by showing them in a ...
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How to write crossed-out math in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Draw a diagonal arrow across an expression in a formula to show that it vanishes As you might know from my other questions, I am still a newbie at LaTeX, so please don't ...
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Write text above other text

What I would like to do is to make corrections to a document- to cross out some text using the ulem package and then to put the "correct" answer above it. e.g. ...
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Strikeout - when which package ? ( ulem vs soul vs …)

When to use which package for strikeout? I see answers : \usepackage{ulem} \sout{Hello World} or \usepackage{soul} \st{Hello world} or \usepackage{cancel} \cancel{Hello world} In what ...