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This is a documentation subpage for Template:Frac.It contains usage information, categories, interlanguage links and other content that is not part of the original template page. |

This template builds an alternative form of 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. Please **do not** `subst:`

itute it. This template should **not** be used in mathematical articles, per MOS:MATH#Fractions.

`{{frac|A|B|C}}`

- A
^{ B}⁄_{C}(integer, numerator and denominator) <span class="frac">A<sup> B</sup>⁄<sub>C</sub></span>

`{{frac|A|B}}`

^{A}⁄_{B}(numerator and denominator)<span class="frac"><sup>A</sup>⁄<sub>B</sub></span>

`{{frac|A}}`

^{1}⁄_{A}(denominator only)<span class="frac"><sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>A</sub></span>

`{{frac}}`

- ⁄ (fraction slash only)
<span class="frac">⁄</span>

## Examples

- Numbers
^{1}⁄_{2}^{1}⁄_{3}^{2}⁄_{3}^{1}⁄_{4}^{3}⁄_{4}^{1}⁄_{5}^{2}⁄_{5}^{3}⁄_{5}^{4}⁄_{5}^{1}⁄_{6}^{5}⁄_{6}^{1}⁄_{7}^{2}⁄_{7}^{3}⁄_{7}^{4}⁄_{7}^{5}⁄_{7}^{6}⁄_{7}^{1}⁄_{8}^{3}⁄_{8}^{5}⁄_{8}^{7}⁄_{8}^{1}⁄_{16}^{3}⁄_{16}^{5}⁄_{16}^{7}⁄_{16}^{9}⁄_{16}^{11}⁄_{16}^{13}⁄_{16}^{15}⁄_{16}- Units
^{m}⁄_{s}^{km}⁄_{h}^{kg·m}⁄_{s²}^{1}⁄_{s}^{Mbit}⁄_{s}

## Deactivation and customization

Users who prefer to see fractions inline, e.g. „1 2⁄3“ instead of „1^{ 2}⁄_{3}“, 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*/;
}
```

## Notes

`⁄`

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

## See also

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

- {{1/2}}, {{1/3}}, {{2/3}}, {{1/4}}, {{3/4}}
- {{fraction}}, only uses precomposed glyphs
- {{sfrac}}, displays common fractions using a vinculum which is preferable for mathematical articles.