I have troubles writing a fraction whose items are words not numbers.

In a nutshell I should write:

minaccia/vulnerabilità   --> this is the numerator
contromisure             --> this is the denominator

I simply do this, but it doesn't work.


Can anyone help me?


You should load the amsmath package and use \text{...}:

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\usepackage{amsmath}% http://ctan.org/pkg/amsmath
  \frac{ax^2+bx+c}{\sin^2y+\cos^2z} \qquad 

You can also use \mbox{...} or \textrm{...}, but these won't scale when used inside exponents the way \text{...} does.

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