Trying to make a simple tree, but when I finished I realized I'd gone about it totally the wrong way... Would appreciate some help trying to make this the "correct" way. Oh, and also to circle the last 5/3


\matrix(m)[matrix of math nodes,column sep=0.5cm,row sep=0.3cm,]{
     & & & \dfrac{1}{1} & & & \\
     & \dfrac{1}{2} & & & & \dfrac{2}{1} & \\
     \dfrac{1}{3} & & \dfrac{3}{2} & & \dfrac{2}{3} & & \dfrac{3}{1} \\
     \vdots & & \vdots & & & \dfrac{5}{3} & \vdots \\

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    You could have a look at the "Making trees grow" section of the TikZ manual. There is a child path action which is better suited to construct trees than using \matrix + edges.
    – Bordaigorl
    May 19, 2015 at 9:26
  • Is this helpful? tex.stackexchange.com/q/106895/4778
    – Alenanno
    May 19, 2015 at 9:51
  • For a second, I thought you were from West Virginia (this is an attempt at American regional humor). May 19, 2015 at 10:20

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With forest it's easy to change how the tree grows. It has a reversed option.


for tree={edge = ->, reversed}
        [$\dfrac{2}{3}$[,phantom][$\dfrac{5}{3}$, draw, circle]]

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