# Template:Frac

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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 BC (integer, numerator and denominator)
```<span class="frac">A<sup>&nbsp;B</sup>⁄<sub>C</sub></span>
```
`{{frac|A|B}}`
AB (numerator and denominator)
```<span class="frac"><sup>A</sup>⁄<sub>B</sub></span>
```
`{{frac|A}}`
1A (denominator only)
```<span class="frac"><sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>A</sub></span>
```
`{{frac}}`
(fraction slash only)
```<span class="frac">⁄</span>
```

## 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*/;
}
```

## Notes

• `&frasl;` 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.