# Tables – Increasing Row Height with Booktabs

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I'm making a table using booktabs. One of the columns contains a series of fractions.

\documentclass[12pt, letterpaper]{article}
\usepackage{nag}
\usepackage[margin=1.0in]{geometry}

\usepackage{amsmath}

\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage[tableposition=top]{caption}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}[htbp]
\centering
\caption{Test}
\begin{tabular}{llll}
\toprule
A & B & C & D \\
\midrule
A: $\frac{6}{16}$ B: $\frac{5}{16}$ C: $\frac{3}{16}$ D: $\frac{2}{16}$ & 1.9375919592 & 1.88285606369 & 0.0547358955059 \\
A: $\frac{6}{16}$ B: $\frac{5}{16}$ C: $\frac{4}{16}$ D: $\frac{1}{16}$ & 1.94014431443 & 1.80503653258 & 0.135107781856 \\
A: $\frac{6}{16}$ B: $\frac{6}{16}$ C: $\frac{2}{16}$ D: $\frac{2}{16}$ & 1.87649654966 & 1.81127812446 & 0.0652184251977 \\
A: $\frac{6}{16}$ B: $\frac{6}{16}$ C: $\frac{3}{16}$ D: $\frac{1}{16}$ & 1.87992559246 & 1.76409765557 & 0.115827936888 \\
A: $\frac{7}{16}$ B: $\frac{3}{16}$ C: $\frac{3}{16}$ D: $\frac{3}{16}$ & 1.93245604561 & 1.88024081494 & 0.0522152306624 \\
A: $\frac{7}{16}$ B: $\frac{4}{16}$ C: $\frac{3}{16}$ D: $\frac{2}{16}$ & 1.86806360636 & 1.84960175271 & 0.0184618536479 \\
A: $\frac{7}{16}$ B: $\frac{4}{16}$ C: $\frac{4}{16}$ D: $\frac{1}{16}$ & 1.87194209421 & 1.7717822216 & 0.100159872612 \\
A: $\frac{7}{16}$ B: $\frac{5}{16}$ C: $\frac{2}{16}$ D: $\frac{2}{16}$ & 1.81500630063 & 1.79617969195 & 0.0188266086843 \\
A: $\frac{7}{16}$ B: $\frac{5}{16}$ C: $\frac{3}{16}$ D: $\frac{1}{16}$ & 1.81178637864 & 1.74899922306 & 0.0627871555774 \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

\end{document}


This is what is looks like:

The height of each row is just a tad too small — the fractions are uncomfortably squished. Is there any way I can increase the row height so the fractions fit more comfortably?

If possible, I'd also like to avoid making any changes to other tables that I might add to my document.

For single lines booktabs provides \addlinespace:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\begin{document}
\begin{table}\centering
\begin{tabular}{lrc}
\toprule[2pt]
a & b & c \\
\cmidrule[1pt](rl){1-3}
d & e & f \\
j & k & l \\