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I'm basically new to LaTex and still learning, and while I'm trying to write this fraction:

$\frac{x}{sin({b_{2}})} = \frac{{A_{b}}{B_{a}}}{sin(C’’)}$

I get error: double superscript. I tried putting brackets in diffrent combinations but so far none have worked. Any ideas how can I make it work?

Edit: When I put into a separate file, like that:

    \documentclass[b5paper,11pt,twoside,titlepage]{article}

\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsfonts}

\begin{document}
$\frac{x}{\sin{b_2}} = \frac{{A_b}{B_a}}{\sin{C’’}}$ \\
\end{document}

it works fine. But in the file I still get an error:

! Double superscript.
<recently read> ^
l.225 ...{b_2}} = \frac{{A_b}{B_a}}{\sin{C’’}}
\)
I treat `x^1^2' essentially like `x^1{}^2'.

And I should add the error appears as if it was in next line to the one with problematic code.

Edit 2: I repaired it. Apparently I used a fancy version of ' when I was pasting part of my code form source. After putting a normal '' there everything was fine.

  • I don't get an error. Please turn this into a minimal working example (document class and begin/end document). Also, the error code (mysterious though it may be) is useful information. Please copy and paste it. (And you generally shouldn't put {} around things unless they need it: sin({b_{2}}) should be \sin(b_2).) – Teepeemm Dec 22 '16 at 22:20
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    I too am not getting any errors. As a side note use \sin instead of sin. – Dan Dec 22 '16 at 22:25
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The minimal example doesn't show errors, but no prime appears either.

In the second example, you have \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and you get the error, together with

LaTeX Warning: Command \textquoteright invalid in math mode

You have to use an undirected quote for getting a prime in math mode.

$\frac{x}{\sin b_2} = \frac{A_bB_a}{\sin C''}$

By the way, you don't need braces after \sin, nor around A_b and B_b.

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  • Thank you. I figured it out maybe a few seconds before I saw your comment. – Shinigami Dec 22 '16 at 22:57
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It's your input that is causing the problem; separate the "text right quote " with {} in order to avoid the error. However, there are other options:

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\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\begin{document}
$A''$ % <----- preferred

$B’{}’$

$C^{\prime\prime}$

\end{document}
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  • Thank you, that was exatcly it (though I figured it ou seconds before I saw you comment) – Shinigami Dec 22 '16 at 22:56
  • ’{}’ is wrong anyway, because it produces warnings and the wrong spacing; also ^\prime{}^\prime is likewise wrong and should be ^{\prime\prime}. – egreg Dec 22 '16 at 23:03

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