[Tex/LaTex] How to create a backslash fraction

fractions

How does one produce a backslash fraction? That is, something like 2\1 with the 1 above the 2.

Best Answer

I chose to use math mode to set the argument of \bsfrac, even though I notice that \nicefrac sets in text mode. The behavior can be changed for \bsfrac with the removal of the $ characters.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx,nicefrac}
\newcommand\bsfrac[2]{%
\scalebox{-1}[1]{\nicefrac{\scalebox{-1}[1]{$#1$}}{\scalebox{-1}[1]{$#2$}}}%
}
\begin{document}
A nice fraction: \nicefrac{55}{23} or \nicefrac{$(x-1)$}{$x$}.

And here is \bsfrac{55}{23} or \bsfrac{(x-1)}{x}.
\end{document}

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One can simplify the definition as

\newcommand\bsfrac[2]{\reflectbox{\nicefrac{\reflectbox{$#1$}}{\reflectbox{$#2$}}}}

or even, as Máté suggests,

\newcommand\bsfrac[2]{\reflectbox{\nicefrac[\reflectbox]{$#1$}{$#2$}}}
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