# Fraction whose items are words

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.

$\frac{minaccia/vulnerabilit\'a}{contromisure}$


Can anyone help me?

## 1 Answer

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

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}% http://ctan.org/pkg/amsmath
\begin{document}
$\frac{ax^2+bx+c}{\sin^2y+\cos^2z} \qquad \frac{\text{minaccia/vulnerabilit\a}}{\text{contromisure}}$
\end{document}


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