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FractionBox

FilledSmallSquareFractionBox[x, y] represents in input and output.

FilledSmallSquare Inside \( ... \) FractionBox[x, y] can be input as x \/ y.

FilledSmallSquare In a notebook a FractionBox can be created using ControlKeyLeftModified/RightModified. ControlKeyLeftModifiedRightModified moves out of the fraction.

FilledSmallSquare In StandardForm and InputForm, FractionBox[x, y] is interpreted on input as x/y.

FilledSmallSquare The axis of FractionBox[x, y] is taken to go through the fraction line. The baseline lies below the axis by the distance between the axis and the bottom of characters such as ( in the current font.

FilledSmallSquare The width of the fraction line can be given in x-heights as the setting for the SpanLineThickness option in StyleBox.

FilledSmallSquare If FractionBox[x, y] does not fit on a single line, it is output as x / y.

FilledSmallSquare In StandardForm, explicit FractionBox objects are output literally. You can use DisplayForm to see the display form of such objects.

FilledSmallSquare See The Mathematica Book: Section 2.8.10.

FilledSmallSquare See also: OverscriptBox, GridBox.

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