# Blank spaces in fraction

• Mar 13th 2013, 06:29 PM
Shakarri
Blank spaces in fraction
I wanted to type this

$\displaystyle \frac{final size}{original size}$
But with spaces between the words, how can I do that?
• Mar 13th 2013, 07:01 PM
Prove It
Re: Blank spaces in fraction
The command \, gives a space. Or you can use the command \textrm{} and type what you want as you normally would in the curly brackets, and it goes into the times new roman font, rather than the math font.
• Mar 15th 2013, 11:59 AM
Soroban
Re: Blank spaces in fraction
Hello, Shakarri!

Quote:

I wanted to type this

$\displaystyle \frac{final size}{original size}$

But with spaces between the words. .How can I do that?

Prove It is correct.

You can insert a variety of spaces.

$\displaystyle \begin{array}{ccccc}\backslash, & *\,* \\ \backslash: & *\:* \\ \backslash; & *\;*\\ \backslash\text{quad} & *\quad* \\ \backslash\text{qquad} & *\qquad* \end{array}$

You can switch to "text" mode.
\frac{\text{final size}}{\text{original size}} . . $\displaystyle \frac{\text{final size}}{\text{original size}}$

Another interesting trick:

Typing WAY in latex produces $\displaystyle WAY$,
. . with an awkward space inside.

It can be removed with \!

W\!AY . $\displaystyle W\!AY$

W\!\!AY . $\displaystyle W\!\!AY$

This can be used to make "chains".

\bigcirc\!\!\!\!\bigcirc\!\!\!\!\bigcirc\!\!\!\!\b igcirc\;\;\;\;\bigcirc . $\displaystyle \bigcirc\!\!\!\!\bigcirc\!\!\!\! \bigcirc\!\!\!\!\bigcirc\!\!\!\!\bigcirc$

Enjoy!
• Mar 15th 2013, 12:53 PM
emakarov
Re: Blank spaces in fraction
And, of course, backslash followed by a space inserts a regular space.