Homework Help: I keep getting an error on MikTeX

1. Jul 25, 2011

flyingpig

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

I don't know what's going on, but i can't compile anything

I keep getting the following error

This was my input

2. Jul 25, 2011

CompuChip

Hmm, unfortunately, the forum tries to render the \LaTeX code.
The "Missing \begin{document}" error - apart from the obvious cause - also occurs when you put some stuff in the pre-amble which is not expected there. For example.
Code (Text):

\documentclass{article}
Hello
\begin{document}
world!
\end{document}

would also produce the error, because when LaTeX encounters the text "Hello" it expects that you should have written \begin{document} already.

Did you put a backslash before \documentclass, or is that just the quote being mangled? Otherwise, maybe you can post the document again using
Code (Text):
tags.

3. Jul 26, 2011

flyingpig

The stupid backslash!!

Thank you very much! you just saved my life.