A popular symbol used in mathematics is factorial, no command is required to print this symbol in a latex document.

Symbol | Factorial |
---|---|

Type of symbol | Mathematics |

Package (requirement) | No |

Argument | No |

Latex command | `!` |

Example | `a!` → a! |

## Type shift + 1 for factorial

Just use bang or exclamation point key `shift`

+

on your keyboard.^{!} 1

```
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\[ n! = n(n-1)(n-2)\cdots (2)(1) \]
\[ \frac{(n+1)!}{n!} \]
\[ \frac{(2n+2)!+(n!)^2}{((n+1)!)^2 (2n)!} \]
\end{document}
```

**Output :**

## Add space in factorial

When using multiple factorials side by side, the space between them is not correct.

In that case, you can use the following commands in LaTeX to provide spaces: `\,`

, `\enspace`

, `\quad`

. The example below shows how much space these commands provide.

```
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\[ \frac{1}{m!n!} \rightarrow \verb|{m!n!}| \]
\[ \frac{1}{m!\,n!} \rightarrow \verb|{m!\,n!}| \]
\[ \frac{1}{m!\enspace n!} \rightarrow \verb|{m!\enspace n!}| \]
\[ \frac{1}{m!\quad n!} \rightarrow \verb|{m!\quad n!}| \]
\end{document}
```

**Output :**

In terms of spacing, you can see that `\enspace`

and `\quad`

use the command to take more space than `\,`

, which doesn’t look very good.

But it looks much better to see that the space has been properly maintained using the `\,`

command. so I would recommend using `\,`

it in this case.

## Inverse factorial symbol in LaTeX

Generally, the inverse factorial symbol is not used that much, but if you need this symbol at some point, then using the backtick ```

symbol next to the factorial `!`

symbol will print the inverse factorial symbol in the latex document, use it like this `!``

. And you have to use it in text mode.

```
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
! $ \rightarrow $ \verb|Factorial symbol|\\[6pt]
!` $ \rightarrow $ \verb|Inverse factorial symbol|
\end{document}
```

**Output :**