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Some Dos and Don'ts based on a little time in the review queues Do type each equation inside a single pair of dollar signs $...$, or $$...$$. This is both easier than the alternative, and correct: instead of $x$=$y$+$z$$x$=$y$+$z$, you should write $x=y+z$$x=y+z$. Do type all mathematics inside Mathjax, even if you don't need a special symbol like $\aleph$ ...


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This answer focuses on calculus notation. I have broken this section off from the beginners tutorial because I'm not convinced that it is essential for new contributors to be aware of the following commands. Personally, I have no issue with a beginner writing "how do I integrate $x^2$" as opposed to "evaluate $\int x^2 \, dx$". Calculus ...


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The goal of this post is to outline the absolute basics of how to typeset mathematics using MathJax, without any prior knowledge assumed. I'll do my best to add to this tutorial throughout today. Introduction: when asking and answering questions, it makes your writing much more readable if you typeset the mathematics using the markup language MathJax. ...


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I think I want to highlight the point I made in a comment, hence an answer. I think it would be a great help if there were MathJax links to useful resources in the various parts of the introduction to the site. For example, it should be mentioned with a link in the tour - after all it is a key point for new users. And a link to MathJax resources should be ...


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