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  1. Feb 15, 2015 #1
    Sometimes it's easier to upload a photo of my work than to attempt to type up all of the equations using Latex (of which I am still a novice). However, it seems that I can only upload photos from a URL, and not directly from my computer. I upload my photos to ask.fm and use the link from there, but now that site is down. Is there a way around this?
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  3. Feb 15, 2015 #2


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    You can attach images to your posts, just select "UPLOAD A FILE" button below the edit field.

    But I strongly suggest mastering LaTeX.
  4. Feb 15, 2015 #3

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    I agree.

    Not to put to fine a point on it, but LaTeX is a lot easier to read that the rotated scribbles that you posted here. Yes, it will take you more time to post something clear than to take a snapshot. But it will take your readers less time to understand it. If you are asking for help, does it not make sense to make it easy for the people trying to help you?
  5. Feb 16, 2015 #4


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    Also, if people want to comment on a specific equation or correct it, they can use our "quote" feature on it, and make a copy and edit it. They can't do that with an equation that's one of several embedded in an image of a whole page of work.

    For equations that aren't too complicated, it's OK to use plain text with subscripts and superscripts, and the symbols that are available under the big "sigma" button on the editing toolbar, e.g.

    y = x0 + v0t + 0.5at2

    t = √(2gh)

  6. Feb 16, 2015 #5
    Thanks everyone. I figured out how latex works.

    ## y = x_0 + v_0 t + \frac{1}{2} a t^2 ##
    ## t = \sqrt{2gh} ##

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