# how do you type in lAtEx

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How would I begin typing in latex?

Could someone give me an example piece of code? I don't know how to start and end a latex statement. Do i type [latex] to start the code? lmao help
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9 months ago
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[ Tex] and finish with [ / tex] but without the spaces in the brackets will generate LaTeX code.

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9 months ago
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(Original post by dxnixl)
How would I begin typing in latex?

Could someone give me an example piece of code? I don't know how to start and end a latex statement. Do i type [latex] to start the code? lmao help
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/help/latex
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(Original post by NotNotBatman)
[ Tex] and finish with [ / tex] but without the spaces in the brackets will generate LaTeX code.

Thankyou guys!

Last edited by dxnixl; 9 months ago
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9 months ago
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(Original post by dxnixl)
Thankyou guys!

And if you see a nice piece of LaTeXing you want to copy; rather than reinvent the wheel, just click on it and the source will come up in a small window - as least on TSR viewed with Firefox.
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9 months ago
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(Original post by dxnixl)
Thankyou guys!

I'd recommend
Code:
\displaystyle x = \frac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^{2} - 4ac}}{2a}
to make it look a bit nicer
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(Original post by Sir Cumference)
I'd recommend
Code:
\displaystyle x = \frac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^{2} - 4ac}}{2a}
to make it look a bit nicer

OOoOoOoOh fAnCy tysm

(Original post by ghostwalker)
And if you see a nice piece of LaTeXing you want to copy; rather than reinvent the wheel, just click on it and the source will come up in a small window - as least on TSR viewed with Firefox.
Will remember that - thanks!
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9 months ago
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(Original post by Sir Cumference)
I'd recommend
Code:
\displaystyle x = \frac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^{2} - 4ac}}{2a}
to make it look a bit nicer
(Original post by dxnixl)

OOoOoOoOh fAnCy tysm

Will remember that - thanks!
some times you'll want to turn off displaystyle so for fractions an even quicker way rather than turning it off and on is to write \dfrac in place of \frac to get display style on the fraction only.
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(Original post by NotNotBatman)
some times you'll want to turn off displaystyle so for fractions an even quicker way rather than turning it off and on is to write \dfrac in place of \frac to get display style on the fraction only.
Hmmm okay so...

OoOooOh ty! This is fun lmao
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#11
Hmmm... let’s try getting more complicated...

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9 months ago
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(Original post by dxnixl)

FTFY

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#13
(Original post by ghostwalker)
FTFY

Yep looks way better XD - thanks
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5 months ago
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(Original post by dxnixl)
How would I begin typing in latex?

Could someone give me an example piece of code? I don't know how to start and end a latex statement. Do i type [latex] to start the code? lmao help
I’m more worried by the fact you have no GCSES or A-levels...

Perhaps forget about the car thing... enrol at a local college to try getting a Maths/English GCSE and then go on to do a BTEC in a course you like / an apprenticeship- which should provide you with at least a decent future.

As for the cost, some colleges allow you to do GCSEs for free (if you haven’t got any) so I wouldn’t be too worried about that.

And stop spending hours watching videos on cars lmao. Get a few qualifications and build a future - even if you’re a ‘bus ******’.
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