## How to Show 1/4 in 1/2^2?

### Junyong Hu (view profile)

on 15 Feb 2019
Latest activity Commented on by Matt J

### Matt J (view profile)

on 15 Feb 2019
I want to show 1/x^2,x=1,2,3....10;in 1/2^2, 1/3^2, 1/4^2.... but 1/4,1/9,1/16. How to do so.

### John D'Errico (view profile)

on 15 Feb 2019

Do you mean this?
format rat
1./(1:10).^2
ans =
1 1/4 1/9 1/16 1/25 1/36 1/49 1/64 1/81 1/100

Junyong Hu

### Junyong Hu (view profile)

on 15 Feb 2019
No, I want 1/4 1/9 show as 1/2^2 1/3^3

on 15 Feb 2019

on 15 Feb 2019

I can only think of printing it using fprintf():
fprintf('1/%d^2 ',x)

Junyong Hu

### Junyong Hu (view profile)

on 15 Feb 2019
fprintf('1/%d^2 ',x.^2) shows 1/4 1/9 1/16 1/25 not 1/2^2 , 1/3^2, 1/4^2.what I need is the 1/x^2 one .
Matt J

### Matt J (view profile)

on 15 Feb 2019
But
fprintf('1/%d^2 ',x.^2)
is not what was proposed, but rather
fprintf('1/%d^2 ',x)

on 15 Feb 2019
Edited by Matt J

### Matt J (view profile)

on 15 Feb 2019

You can also create symbolic numbers
sym(1/3)
1/3
but be mindful that all calculations you do with such numbers will also give symbolic results only.