# LaTeX, how can i?

1. Oct 20, 2007

### rocomath

how can i include paragraphs into my latex-coding w/o it looking ugly or me having to use dashed-lines to separate words

$$for example, this looks ugly!!!$$

2. Oct 20, 2007

### robphy

\mbox
$$\mbox{for example, this looks better!!!}$$

or escape out of math mode(?)
with \] and $$$$ for example, this looks better!!! $$$ 3. Oct 20, 2007 ### rocomath ah i love you! :D i have the latex pdf but it wasn't that clear about \mbox, sweet! EDIT: $$\mbox{Block A weighs 1.20N and block B weighs 3.60N. The coefficient of kinetic friction between all surfaces is 0.300N. Find the magnitude of the horizontal force F necessary to drag block B to the left at constant speed if A rests on B and moves with it in the 1st picture and if A is held at rest in the 2nd picture.}$$ sigh :( is there one that allows me to type in more? i'd like to fit this paragraph Block A weighs 1.20N and block B weighs 3.60N. The coefficient of kinetic friction between all surfaces is 0.300N. Find the magnitude of the horizontal force F necessary to drag block B to the left at constant speed if A rests on B and moves with it in the 1st picture and if A is held at rest in the 2nd picture. Last edited: Oct 20, 2007 4. Oct 20, 2007 ### robphy $$$Block A weighs 1.20N and block B weighs 3.60N. The coefficient of kinetic friction between all surfaces is 0.300N. Find the magnitude of the horizontal force F necessary to drag block B to the left at constant speed if A rests on B and moves with it in the 1st picture and if A is held at rest in the 2nd picture. $$$ 5. Oct 20, 2007 ### robphy $$\begin{minipage}{3in}\bf\color{red} Block A weighs 1.20N and block B weighs 3.60N. The coefficient of kinetic friction between all surfaces is 0.300N. Find the magnitude of the horizontal force F necessary to drag block B to the left at constant speed if A rests on B and moves with it in the 1st picture and if A is held at rest in the 2nd picture. \end{minipage}$$ 6. Oct 20, 2007 ### rocomath lol i can barely make the 2nd method work i keep getting this annoying (0), argh! http://www.mathlinks.ro/weblog_entry.php?t=171422 [Broken] maybe it's diff. over there Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017 7. Dec 2, 2007 ### rs1n What exactly are you trying to accomplish? If you wish to add text inside formulas, you can do something like this: \[ \mu_k N - F = 0 \text{ where } N = w_A + w_B$

If you wish to have math within a paragraph, then you could do something like this:

First, set $\mu_k N - F = 0$, and then substitute $N= w_A + w_B$.

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