Template:Frac/doc

This template builds an alternative form of common fractions. The template takes one, two, or three parameters: the optional integer (may be signed), the optional numerator and the required denominator; in this order.

Please do not subst:itute it. This template should not be used in science or mathematical articles, per MOS:FRAC and MOS:MATH#Fractions; use {{sfrac}} instead. To allow numerical sorting of a column containing fractions, use {{sortfrac}} instead. It is a combination of this template and {{sort}}.

{{frac|A|B|C}}
A+BC (integer, numerator and denominator)
{{frac|A|B}}
AB (numerator and denominator)
{{frac|A}}
1A (denominator only)
{{frac}}
(fraction slash only)

Examples

Numbers
12 13 23 14 34 15 25 35 45 16 56 17 27 37 47 57 67 18 38 58 78 116 316 516 716 916 1116 1316 1516
Units
ms kmh kg·m 1s Mbits

Notes

  • {{frac}} or ⁄ may be used to print out the fraction slash glyph " ⁄ ".

Parameters

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A template for displaying common fractions of the form int+num/den nicely. It supports 0–3 anonymous parameters with positional meaning.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
leftmost part1

Denominator if only parameter supplied. Numerator if 2 parameters supplied. Integer if 3 parameters supplied. If no parameter is specified the template will render a fraction slash only.

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middle-right part2

Denominator if 2 parameters supplied. Numerator if 3 parameters supplied.

Lineoptional
rightmost part3

Denominator, always.

Lineoptional

See also

  • Wikipedia:Rendering math
  • {{1/2}} (12), {{1/3}}, {{2/3}}, {{1/4}}, {{3/4}} – shorthands that use this template
  • {{sfrac}} (1/2) – displays common fractions using a vinculum (horizontal line), for scientific and mathematical text
  • {{su}} (superscript
    subscript
    text) – to align both b=subscript & p=superscript
  • {{sub}} (subscript text) – to show a subscript
  • {{sup}} (superscript text) – to show a superscript
  • Help:Displaying a formula#Fractions, matrices, multilines
  • Help:Convert#Fractions