Template:Fraction/doc

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This template builds nicer-looking common fractions. It takes one, two or three parameters: the optional integer (may be signed), the optional numerator and the required denominator; in this order.

{{fraction|1|2|3}}
1 ⅔ (integer, numerator and denominator)
{{fraction|2|3}}
(numerator and denominator)
{{fraction|3}}
(denominator only)

This template differs from {{frac}} in that it tries to use precomposed glyphs and otherwise just inserts a proper fraction slash and possibly a thin space, but does not superscript the numerator and subscript the denominator.

Examples:

½ ¼ ½ ¾ 1⁄7 2⁄7 3⁄7 4⁄7 5⁄7 6⁄7 ¼ ½ ¾ 1⁄16 3⁄16 5⁄16 7⁄16 9⁄16 11⁄16 13⁄16 15⁄16 5⁄32 27⁄32

m⁄s km⁄h kg·m⁄s2 1⁄s Mbit⁄s

To allow numerical sorting of a column containing fractions, use {{sortfrac}} instead. It is a combination of {{frac}} and {{sort}}.

Notes[edit]

  • ⁄ may be used to print out the fraction glyph " ⁄ "

See also[edit]