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How to change horizontal spacing in arrays?

$$ \begin{array}{lcr} & \text{A} & \\[-0.1cm] & | & \\[-0.1cm] \text{C} & \text{B} & \text{D} \\[-0.1cm] & | & \\[-0.1cm] & \text{E} & \\ \end{array} $$ How do ...
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How do you tag without brackets? In particular, how do you tag boxes?

How would you tag boxes without brackets after completing a proof? For example, I needed to prove that $$\forall m, n \in \mathbb{N}\cup \{0\}, \ n^{2m + 1} \equiv -1 \pmod {n + 1}$$ I proved this by ...
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mathjax doesn't render in the review section [duplicate]

I recently went to see what is in the queue of the "Suggested Edits" and I saw this: first I thought that it was just '$' placed wrongly, so I went to edit this myself and saw the following: this ...
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Should I add MathJax formatting to posts with plain text math?

I personally have noticed a lot of posts were all of the math is written in plain text and have tried my best to fix change them, is this even something that I should even be focusing on, or should I ...
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Challenge: can you draw the following triangular diagram?

I've been struggling to draw the following triangular diagram: Can I do it in SE or should I forget about it? Ideally the line for $f'$ should be dashed.
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What is the best way to write a long sentence or paragraph using Roman typeface?

First of all I am not very sure if my question belongs to this site. It can get downvoted or asked for deletion. My apologies beforehand if this is the case. I often encountered the necessity to ...
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Question on proofs with text-&-LaTeX images

Two days ago, I saw a stochastic process question which contained images that could be completely $\rm\TeX$ified. Based on several related questions found on this site, I think those images should be ...
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Left-align denominator in MathJax

I want to be able to create an example of modus ponens using MathJax, in the following form: $$\frac{\begin{array}{l} \text{If it is raining, then the grass is wet} \\ \text{It is raining} \...
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Is it proper to give MathJax suggestions in comments?

Frequently, I see users--often users with some $>1$ amount of reputation--who, while using MathJax, have some fairly annoying flaws: for example, $pi$ instead of $\pi$ or improper use of curly ...
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MathJax preview does not work when editing from review (or when editing a deleted question)

Hardmath's earlier bug report made me take a closer look at the way MathJax works when editing a post from preview. Or, rather, the way it currently doesn't work. While investigating, I also noticed ...
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MathJax rendering error in Review | Suggested Edits? [duplicate]

Sometimes I edit a question to format the MathJax correctly. I submit the edit, and everything looks good. I get the notification "Thanks for your edit! This edit will be visible only to you until it ...
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Can the site-design be improved to be more welcoming to new users?

I think that the design of MSE could be more welcoming to new users. I don't know how much effort it would take and of course that should be considered. My view is as someone who is relatively new to ...
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MathJax Style: It is acceptable to include a period at the end of a block formula?

Is it acceptable practice to terminate a block formula with a period like this... Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque blandit arcu orci, gravida accumsan sem ...
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How to make slash going through two digits?

I want to try make it slash both of 2 digits. For example if I do $$ \not{7}$$ it will slash that 7. What to do for $10$ or bigger numbers? Edit: $\require{cancel} \bcancel{10}$
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How to draw a commutative diagram on math.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

I want to draw a rectangle commutative diagram, but I do not know how. The MathJax codes I find on the internet do not work here. I tried the following: ...
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Mathjax bug while editing an answer.

On this answer \deriv appears as red text when I am viewing the answer normally. When I click on edit the error disappears on the edit preview window. Is this ...
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MathJax renders badly when editing from Review Queue

This has been plaguing me for some time, and I wish I'd asked about it before. I often try to "fix" math formatting for new users when I come across their posts in the Review Queue, posing hard to ...
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Help me understand what mathjax is

I keep seeing people talk about mathjax on other posts by moderators etc. and it won't let me post/comment on there to ask what it is due to being new and not having enough reputation. So......what is ...
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How to deal with users that just won't use MathJax?

I recently stumbled upon DmRo912's most recent question and found that there was no MathJax where there probably should've been, and so I edited appropriately. But I then noticed that this was not a ...
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Has there been changes in MathJax display in the iOS app? [duplicate]

Lately I’ve found that the MathJax display on math.stackexchange.com in the iOS app of StackExchange has been different from what it was like before. For example (I used the below content without ...
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Problem with epsilon for Levi-Civita

Is this the correct use for the Levi-Civita symbol: \mathcal{E}_ijk The lowercase "i" looks a bit off to me: $ \mathcal{E}_ijk $ Thanks in advance.
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iOS 11 changed iPhone’s font for MathJax

I updated to iOS 11, and after doing so, the display font for MathJax has changed across the entire interface of my phone. As evidence, here is a screenshot I found laying around with its updated copy:...
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Latex symbols for equivalence

The "equivalence" symbol ($\equiv$) works well, while the "crossed" versions, like $\neqiv$ and $\notequiv$, do not ? Some alternatives ? Thanks
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Latex does not display in titles and comments

With MSE accessed by mobile app, latex symbols appear as they are. Is there a way to make them appear in full font ? Comments cannot be edited/deleted. Text does not zoom in by drawing fingers apart ...
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Is it possible to spoiler multi-line mathjax?

I can't work out how to do it. This: >! $$a=b$$ >! $$b=c$$ >! $$c=d$$ Produces this: Whereas this: ...
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Integration support for Mathcha

My current workflow is: looking up symbols through detexify typing math expressions into this editor scrolling up and down between the editor and preview box to make sure output looks good. I think ...
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Seeing the MathJax mark-up for a comment

If a question contains some useful MathJax mark-up that I don't know and want to recycle for use elsewhere, I can "edit" the question, copy the mark-up I want and then cancel my "edit". This isn't an ...
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I can't fix a comment with broken formatting

I can't fix the formatting in this comment (or even delete it and try again): How to formalize $\text{span}(S)=\{c_1v_1+\cdots+c_kv_k\mid v_1,~\cdots,~v_k\in S,~c_1,~\cdots,~c_k\in F\}$ rigorously in ...
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Labeling Simultaneous Equations?

I'm aware that you can label a single line with \tag: $$2x+3y=5\tag{1}$$ But can you do this with simultaneous equations? For example, each of the following in: $$\begin{cases} 2x+3y=5 \\ x-y=19 \...
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How can I write a contour integration in Mathematics Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

How can I write a contour integration (from complex analysis) in Mathematics Stack Exchange? I have many questions relating to contour integration in complex analysis, but I don't know how to write a ...
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Auto MathJax Code Generator on Stackexchange.com [duplicate]

Is there is any websites or software which is used to auto generate Mathjax code which helps in writing on math.stackexchange.com or any other StackExchange websites?
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Should I fix my 175 posts that use \newcommand without \begingroup?

A little over 4 years go I discovered that MathJax supports the $\LaTeX$ command \newcommand, and started to use it in my own answers and questions: this makes ...
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MathJax v2.7.2 beta

Update: v2.7.2 has been released, so we're switching over to the non-beta version today. MathJax v2.7.2 has entered the public beta phase. We're setting it up here to kick the tires and help out with ...
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I don't know how to write formulas for integration, power series, etc. in Math.SE [duplicate]

I want to ask questions from calculus but I do not know how to write the formulas; it causes me lots of problems. I do not know to how write power series as there is no option in my keyboard. Can ...
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How to write math equation with auto numbers

I can write a math equation as below: \begin{equation} \begin{cases} 2x+y-3=0 .... (1) \\ 3x-5y+7=0 .... (2) \end{cases} \end{equation} In this example, the equation number is added manually, is it ...
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Vector notation issue in iOS application

Everyone's answers and questions is displaying vectors very weird. For example \vec F gives: $$\vec F$$ What happened? How can we fix this? I hope I don't have to ...
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Can we support TikZ picture rendering?

I found an older thread from 2013 with basically the same question: Using TikZ on math.stackexchange I'd like to revive the discussion, since I believe it's certainly possible, even if it may not ...
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Instantaneously Latex Rendering [duplicate]

Is it possible to turn off the instantaneous latex rendering when typing up questions on MSE? The instantaneous rendering slows down the process of entering text to an annoyingly slow pace.
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TeX Packages supported?

It is possible to do useful things with external $\TeX$ packages; but what packages are supported (and which do not need an explicit \require{…})? I could only find ...
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\newcommand does and does not work in titles

\newcommand within a question has in my experience failed to work in titles. In this question when I hit "reload", I see the backslash and Th in red; i.e. it doesn't work. But when I click on "edit" ...
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LaTeX to MathJax

Sometimes an answer posted on math.stackexchange is long, containing sections, formula numbering, cross-references and even a bibliography with in-text citations, like a little article. It is unwieldy ...
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How to type questions and answers with MathJax quickly on Android?

I am an Android user and I normally use my mobile phone to access Mathematics Stack Exchange. We all know that typing TeX using mobile devices is not an easy task. My question is "is there any special ...
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When is it ok to use \newcommand and \DeclareMathOperator?

As some of you may know, you can use \newcommand and \DeclareMathOperator to create new TeX macros. For example, ...
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Is it good to do too much edits?

I love to see things organized and tidy, especially at somewhere I like to be there, for example this site. Math which does not expressed in proper $\LaTeX$ format makes me weird so I often edit posts ...
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Ways to make a table in a question?

I know there exist https://tex.stackexchange.com/ but I am looking for a way to draw a table in math.stackexchange box. So, my question is: Is there a way to make a table in the question box? I ...
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new users : use latex?

I often edit and comment new users' questions with Use latex (click on edit to see what I typed) I wonder if it is possible to detect when a new user is posting a question without using latex, ...
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Differently sized nested brackets in MathJax

I would like to be able to render brackets of different sizes, so that the inner nested ones are smaller than the enclosing ones. LaTeX supports this, is there a way to do it in MathJax?
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Is it ok to take a picture of printed formulaes instead of typing them in MathJaxs?

And would it also be ok to take a picture of neatly written formulaes?
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How to write plus-minus sign in MathJax? [duplicate]

Plus-Minus. Means a quantity of same magnitude can have either a positive or a negative value. As commonly found in square roots such as $$\sqrt[2]{625}= +-25$$. Here is an Wikipedia SVG-example ...
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How to represent this symbol - the vertical line denoting derivative at a point?

Below is Taylor series defined that I'm attempting to represent as MathJax : Closest I have is : $\sum \limits_{k=0}^\infty \frac {f^k(0)} {k!} x^k = f(0) + \frac {df} {dk}x_0+ \frac 1 {2!} \frac ...

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