# Issue with a tuplet - 15 sixteenths in the place of 2 quarters

As the title says, I am working on a piece. there is a 15-let. It happens to be 15 sixteenths in the place of 2 quarter notes.

When I have the sixteenth note selected and I type 15:2q in the tuples popover, I get something that is inaccurate. If I type 15:8 (which is also correct, it works). However, I want it to show 15:2q in the number (where q is the quarter note glyph).

Am I doing something wrong?

Robby

After playing around, if I type 15x:4e, it works as it should. But if I type 15x:2q, I get something wrong. Anytime I write the â€ś:2qâ€ť it creates a tuple as if I wrote â€ś:2wâ€ť I think.

Robby

â€ś15:2qâ€ť means 15 quarters in the span of 2 quarters, so if you start inputting sixteenths youâ€™ll get 60 sixteenths in the span of 2 quarters, LOL! Iâ€™m not sure if itâ€™s possible to get 15:2q to show with the quarter glyph without a workaround.

EDIT: I donâ€™t have time to try it now, but I seem to remember some workaround using nested tuplets.

The problem is you cannot have two different rhythmic values in the equation for tuplets with Dorico. What youâ€™re looking for is 15:8x, as there are usually 8 sixteenth notes in the time of two quarters.
 I see you were aware of that, apologies. So the thing is youâ€™ll have to hide the tupletâ€™s number (properties) and add some equation using MusGlyph as staff text.

Just tried this out and you can in fact do it with nested tuplets.