I could not find any especial typesetting for mixed fractions in Pallets.

In text cell, when I put fraction $\frac{1}{2}$ and after put $5%$ in front of it it automatically becomes $5 * \frac{1}{2}$.

How do I make Mathematica display $5\frac{1}{2}$ in text cell?

  • $\begingroup$ possible duplicate Q/A: Mixed fraction input $\endgroup$
    – kglr
    Commented Nov 17, 2023 at 20:42
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    $\begingroup$ @kglr No. My question is about mixed numbers in the text cell. The question in your link is about input cell. $\endgroup$
    – vasili111
    Commented Nov 17, 2023 at 21:11
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    $\begingroup$ vasili111, if you replace DisplayFunction -> ... in Carl's answer with DisplayFunction -> (RowBox[{#1, "\[ImplicitPlus]", FractionBox[#2, #3]}] &) you can also use the alias "mf" in text cells and input cells. $\endgroup$
    – kglr
    Commented Nov 17, 2023 at 21:25

1 Answer 1

Row[{5, 1/2}]


Using \[ImplicitPlus\] to write it in text cell press 5, press esc, press +, press esc, press 1, press Ctrl together with /, press 2:


  • $\begingroup$ Thank you. Your answer is not working in the text cell. I need to write mixed fraction in the text cell. $\endgroup$
    – vasili111
    Commented Nov 17, 2023 at 21:13
  • $\begingroup$ @vasili111: I added how to do it. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 17, 2023 at 21:26
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you. That works. Solved. $\endgroup$
    – vasili111
    Commented Nov 17, 2023 at 21:30
  • $\begingroup$ It seems second variant also works in Input cell. What for is this shortcut ESC + ESC? What it instructs to do to Mathematica? $\endgroup$
    – vasili111
    Commented Nov 17, 2023 at 21:52
  • $\begingroup$ @vasili111: reference.wolfram.com/legacy/language/v13/ref/character/… $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 17, 2023 at 21:53

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