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How do I use MathJax? [duplicate]

It has become apparent to me and many here that I don't understand MathJax inputs. I primarily just need to understand how to input calculus problems. Can anybody put me on the right path to ...
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Why can't I read formatted text?

Whenever someone answers with formatted text it looks just like how it would when they're typing it. Sometimes it works randomly, like I am able to see how it should be, but most of the time it does ...
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Improving MathJax experience for beginners

I don't know if this has already been discussed here on the meta, but since most of these 'MathJax Tutorial' have been meant for beginners, wouldn't it make sense if they could comment asking their ...
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Vertical space between superscript and square root sign

Background [TL;DR] In Difference between Ornstein-Uhlenbeck, Vasicek and Geometric Mean Reversion, the radicals in these two equations $$S_{T,i}=\exp\left(\ln(S_0)e^{-\alpha T}+\left(\theta-\frac{\...
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Corresponding highlight when editing MathJax

When editing a complex formula, it is easy to get lost in a sea of MathJax code. The suggested feature is, when editing posts with MathJax: (1) When a portion of a MathJax code is selected in the edit ...
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What has happended to MathJax?

I recently noticed that the quality of equations rendered in MathJax has deteriorated quite a bit. In particular, I would point the square root and integral operations. Am I missing something here? Am ...
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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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Suppport/disable MathJax in newsletter

The weekly newsletter is hard to read because the the math questions are in MathJax code. The code is not transformed into readable format. It's a bunch of dollar signs and slashes, ...etc. No one is ...
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Matrix and other arrays : Converter to Latex/MathJAX?

For matrices, system of equations, and other arrays, is there something akin to http://truben.no/latex/table/? Latex/MathJAX can smart the eyes.
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LaTeX jumbled up when printing

when printing pages on math.stackexchange, often the LaTeX equations become jumbled up. Sometimes the error is minor misalignment, sometimes it is more serious. For me, this occurs both on IE and ...
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intermittent [Math Processing Error] in and around comment

I started getting [Math Processing Error] in the comments under this answer after WimC posted the comment that begins with "@joriki: Err, actually I started with the pdf". The errors occur roughly ...
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comment with line-filling equation gets garbled, with signature on top of text

The display of this comment is badly corrupted in my browser (Firefox 11.0 on Mac OS 10.6.8). The signature gets displayed on top of the end of the text. Since the comment contains an equation that ...
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I am failing to make the answer look good. What can I do?

My answer to this question Minimizing $a_1x_1^2 + a_2x_2^2$ for positive $a_i$, where $a_1x_1+a_2x_2=B$ looks very bad on the phone. The syntaxes look fine when I switch to the desktop version of the ...
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MathJax on simple numbers, the HNQ and a game of 21

In question titles, should "simple numbers" – those numbers that stand on their own and which do not require any $\TeX$ symbols to express cleanly – be put into MathJax anyway? Examples ...
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Conventions for writing MathJax code

I am new to MathJax. I copied some the code from the MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference ...
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MathJax help - negative fractions [duplicate]

I just want to know how you write negative fractions because I don't seem to understand why I am not able to make a fraction negative. Is it even possible?
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double Latex tags (Open and Close) multiple times in title Broke Math.stackExchange.com sorry!

Sorry, I made the title in one of my questions contain $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ and it broke the page here: Possible new definition of Gamma (Euler-Mascheroni ...
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Mathjax: how to ignore certain commands? [closed]

I'm writing a document in emac's org-mode, which exports both to Latex and to HTML. For the HTML portion, it uses Mathjax. Now, ...
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Need Help Creating Symbols [duplicate]

I am sorry I need to ask this, but how in the world can I insert mathematical symbols into my questions and answers such as lim, integrals, sums, etc. (I'm new)
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Mathjax in Firefox 5

I am running the latest version of Mozilla firefox and there seems to be some problem: The math font appears dark. It's been happening for the past two days. Before it was working fine. Below is the ...
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Dollars render as (Slash + Dollar) in firefox that uses Mathjax

I'm using Mathjax offline and all equations and expressions are rendered perfectly but the dollar symbol renders as given in the title(can't write it here).Is there anyway to render it as the dollar ...
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How do I re-enable MathJax after turning it off?

I accidentally turned off MathJax on a comment so I could see the LaTex source, and I don't know how to turn it back on again. I turned it off by right clicking in my browser, but now when I right ...
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How can I create a specific math expression on mathSE [duplicate]

This meta-query discusses the following question: Q1: How can I create a specific mathematical expression in a mathSE query? Edit Insert Much of the information that a user would want is contained in ...
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TeX code for $\lim_{x\to x_0}$ [closed]

I don't know how write $\lim_{x\to x_0}$ like in this page MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference I write \lim_{x\to x_0} between two $ but the ruesult is $\...
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How do I do dot inside a letter?

A First Course in Complex Analysis by Matthias Beck, Gerald Marchesi, Dennis Pixton, and Lucas Sabalka Ch9.1 Circle: $C[z_0,R] = |z-z_0| = R$ Disc: ...
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$\rm\LaTeX$ shortcuts

Do we want to add shortcuts for common $\rm\LaTeX$ commands? Examples: \ra, \la, \Ra etc. ...
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\tag mathjax spills to the right of main text body

I've known about this bug for a while. Weird that it still hasn't been fixed. If the \tag mathjax is not intended to be used, then why is it included as a valid ...
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How to write appropriate numbers in non of math, physics and chemistry sites in stackexchange? [closed]

in my question in my ell.stackexchange account, I want that look like user$20445$ instead of user20445. How can I do this? I am not comfortable with these inappropriate numbers.
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Write mathjax and text in the same line

This is not duplicated. I know how to use the $ sign, but I want to write long equations and words after in the same line and I don't know how. For example if I write: $2=1+1=2(0.5+0.5)=\sum_{n=1}^...
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How to distribute lengthy text in a table

How can I make the first row of second column be like the following in the below table? "8-Bit Representation (ordinary 8-bit binary if nonnegative or 8-bit two's complement of absolute value ...
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What is the fastest way to type math equations at stackexchange? [closed]

I'm trying to learn Latex, but before I go all in it, I want to know what would be the best way to learn it. So I can write math equations as fast as possible. I guess many people have their own ...
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When a very short subject line is too long

Showing $\frac{|\overrightarrow{A_1B}|}{|\overrightarrow{A_1C}|}\frac{|\overrightarrow{B_1C}|}{|\overrightarrow{B_1A}|}\frac{|\overrightarrow{C_1A}|}{|\overrightarrow{C_1B}|}=1$ implies $AA_1$, $BB_1$,...
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Does anybody use Pancake? MathJax

$$\begin{align*}a_1=\alpha _1+\alpha _2+\cdots+\alpha _n,a_2=\alpha _1\alpha _2+\alpha _1\alpha _3+\cdots+\alpha _{n-1}\alpha _n,\cdots a_1 \end{align*}$$ Delete ...
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Would you like to have the latex system more integrated?

If you go to this very good graphing website the latex commands are already integrated. For example if I type in sqrt(x-1) ^(2y+3) +11/9y^2 it appears as $\sqrt{\left(x-1\right)}^{\left(2y+3\right)}+\...
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How can we set \displaystyle for a whole text?

Since there is no preamble to set \displaystyle for the whole text, how can we do to avoid writing \displaystyle each time we write a new formula? (but I still want to write inline) For example if I ...
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How to type Sigma and other symbols in MathJax [duplicate]

Can someone please illustrate how to use the sigma symbol using mathjax and other such symbols please help? By the way the moderators of this site are extremely helpful so thank you.
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How to colour long sentences without causing them to overflow and exceed the page?

The entitled question can be seen in an older version How can a Fields Medallist be 'not very good at logic'?: $\color{green}{\qquad \text{Well, the idea that mathematics is synonymous with ...
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The \newcommand question is farfetched, but $\LaTeX$ typing still takes ages

Everything is in the title. For now, I stop answering questions, it takes me too much time.
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Should we write every constant upright?

This post comes out because some of my edit was rejected. I honestly think we should use upright letter for specific mathematical constant. For example I think $\operatorname i$ is the immaginary ...
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TeX usage in StackExchange

It seems nearly universal for relatively inexperienced posters to StackExchange to write things like \sum_{n} \int_{a}^{\infty} x^{2}\;dx instead of ...
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How to increase service/traffic, a set of suggestions

(1) Make it possible for a teacher to register and monitor a class. As a teacher if I could find out the activity of my students on this site then I could encourage them by giving extra credits etc. ...
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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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Why can't we use $MathJax$ in username?

Why can't we use $MathJax$ or other characters in username? I'd recommend this on SE network.
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Enforce $\LaTeX$ in Every Question

The vast majority of low-quality questions I've encountered on this site do not use $\LaTeX$ formatting. Would the site be improved if questions not containing any $\LaTeX$ were simply not allowed? ...
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Three strike rule to using MathJax

I believe one problem with math.stackexchange is the lack of discipline by newer users when it comes to using MathJax. Let me elaborate. Much too often, one can see a question posted by a user that ...

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