Template:Frac

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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

Deactivation and customization

Users who prefer to see fractions inline, e.g. "1 2⁄3" instead of "1 23", can turn off the effects of this template by adding the following code to their user stylesheet:

.frac > sup /* numerator */,
.frac > sub /* denominator */
{
  vertical-align: inherit /* or baseline */;
  font-size: inherit /* or 1em */;
  line-height: inherit /* or 1 */;
  position: inherit /* or static */;
}

Code

<span class="frac nowrap">{{#if:{{{3|}}}
 |{{{1}}}<span class="visualhide">&nbsp;</span><sup>{{{2}}}</sup>&frasl;<sub>{{{3}}}</sub>
 |{{#if:{{{2|}}}
  |<sup>{{{1}}}</sup>&frasl;<sub>{{{2}}}</sub>
  |{{#if:{{{1|}}}
   |<sup>1</sup>&frasl;<sub>{{{1}}}</sub>
   |&frasl;
  }}
 }}
}}</span>

Notes

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

Parameters

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

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status
leftmost part 1 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. line empty optional
middle-right part 2 Denominator if 2 parameters supplied. Numerator if 3 parameters supplied. line empty optional
rightmost part 3 Denominator, always. line empty optional

See also

  • Wikipedia:«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 sub}} (textsup
    sub
    ) – for both 1=superscript & 2=subscript