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I want to make a box for my daughter in order to fill in the blank. But it is not nice. How can I repair the boxes? enter image description here

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  • The sourcecode for this MWE would help us. What could help, and I will post an answer using this, if you give us your code, is the \vcenter option. There are other ways, but I think this suffices.
    – nox
    Dec 28, 2016 at 0:52
  • I tried \[\vcenter{\hbox{\rule{0.35cm}{0.35cm}}} + 2016 = 2017 \]. Dec 28, 2016 at 1:20

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Here is a suggestion:

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\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{amsmath}

\newcommand{\pbox}[1]{\boxed{\phantom{#1}}}

\begin{document}

$ \pbox{2015} + 2016 = 4031 $

\medskip

$ \pbox{1} + \pbox{2} + \pbox{3} = 6 $

\medskip

$ \pbox{f(x)} = ax^2 + bx + c $

\medskip

$ \dfrac{6}{10} = \dfrac{\pbox{3}}{5} $

\end{document}

The contents is set as a \phantom inside a \boxed (from amsmath).

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  • Nice work, even though the OP has not provided the MWE.
    – nox
    Dec 28, 2016 at 1:33
  • @Werner HOw can I simplify this line$ 12\,\, \pbox{>} \,\,5 + 6.$? Dec 28, 2016 at 2:00
  • @toandhsp: You could probably use $ 12 \mathbin{\pbox{>}} 5 + 6 $.
    – Werner
    Dec 28, 2016 at 2:16
  • @Werner Can I get a square box? If I use $ 12 \mathbin{\pbox{>}} 5 + 6 $ not nice. Dec 28, 2016 at 4:00
  • @toandhsp: Try with $ 12 \mathbin{\pbox{\vphantom{>}\rule{1ex}{0pt}}} 5 + 6 $.
    – Werner
    Dec 28, 2016 at 7:08

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