# How do I type mathematical statements?

1. Oct 13, 2004

### arunma

I've seen people in the homework help forum type mathematical statements such as fractions, exponents, integrals, etc. Anyone know how I can do this? Thanks.

2. Oct 13, 2004

### NateTG

You can search these forums for explanations of latex use. If you click on the graphics, you should see the code for the graphic.

3. Oct 13, 2004

### Integral

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4. Oct 13, 2004

### Tom McCurdy

eliminate * when using code

then when you are done type [*/tex]
for example

[*tex] 5x=3+2 [*/tex]
equals
$$5x=3+2$$

for fractions
do
foward slash {num}{denom}

so

5/3 equals [*tex] \frac{5}{3} [/*tex]
$$\frac{5}{3}$$
{}are used to group terms
for example
\sqrt{25}

the \ is to let the code know ur typing out something for that translates to a symbol
\pi $$\pi$$
\gamma $$\gamma$$

if you were to do something to a power and it have more than one term or subscript you would want to use brackets

otherwise this will happen

e^ip $$e^i5$$
e^{ip} $$e^{i5}$$

Last edited: Oct 13, 2004
5. Oct 13, 2004

### Tom McCurdy

That was meant to be a quick lesson for a full understanding go to the latex thread under general physics and just click on peoples latex code and teach yourself the code.