# How to Write Slash (Solidus) in LaTeX

In LaTeX, you can write a slash (solidus) using the standard keyboard character `/`

. This character is treated as normal text.

The following examples show how to write a slash in LaTeX.

## How to Write Slash in Text

We can use the slash character `/`

in LaTeX document for text.

### Example: Slash in Text

Suppose we want to write a slash in the text.

We can use the following LaTeX code to do so:

```
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
This is an example of using a slash / in a sentence.
\end{document}
```

Output: 👇️

```
This is an example of using a slash / in a sentence.
```

In this example, we use the slash is used to separate parts of the sentence.

## How to Write Slash in Mathematical Expressions

For mathematical expressions, we can use the slash character `/`

. However, for fractions, it’s better to use the `\frac`

command for proper formatting.

### Example: Slash in Mathematical Expressions

Suppose we would like to write mathematical expressions that contain a slash.

We can use the following LaTeX code to do so:

```
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
An inline mathematical expression: \( a / b \).
A displayed mathematical expression:
\[
\frac{a}{b}
\]
\end{document}
```

Output: 👇️

In this example, use use slash command to denote division in an inline expression, and the `\frac`

commandfor a properly formatted fraction in a displayed expression.

## Conclusion

We can use the standard keyboard character `/`

for both text and mathematical expressions. For fractions, the `\frac`

command provides better formatting.