I've made a document, but I've got a problem: Some formulas made out of fractions and roots look really small on the pdf-file. The formula is right, but the height of it makes some things almost unreadable. like:

$\sqrt{5 + \frac{(\frac{360}{\beta} \cdot \sin \beta) - \beta}{180-\beta}}$

So i just want the height of some formulas to change, not the whole text? Somebody knows how?

  • 1
    Perhaps inserting \displaystyle at the start of your formula would suffice. However, note that this will increase the height/depth dramatically when dealing with (nested) fractions, causing other text to be displaced.
    – Werner
    Nov 11 '13 at 14:36
  • Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. Rule of thumb that I follow: if it is too much to fit inline, it deserves to be set in a display environment such as \[...\]. If that isn't an option, have you considered \sfrac (as provided by the xfrac package), or perhaps exponent notation? Nov 11 '13 at 14:41

Exemplary solutions:



\sqrt{5 + \frac{\left(\displaystyle\frac{360}{\beta} \cdot \sin \beta\right) - \beta}{180-\beta}}

$\sqrt{5 + ((({360}/{\beta} )\cdot \sin \beta) - \beta)/(180-\beta)}$


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The first version is so high, that should rather be in a displayed equation. Preferable in text is something like the second solution, however it is long and not easy to read.

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