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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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*Last edited by bob bundy (2013-02-28 07:15:45)*

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Picture here.

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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Hi mandy here. Is this right 2 + 2 = 4 if not the right place? Where should I have put it then?

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Mandy

No that's not right.

This is what I want to see:

The sum is inside Latex command brackets like this:

`[math]2 + 2 = 4[/math]`

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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Ok now what do you want me to do next?

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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I want you to start using Latex.

Please type what you see in the code box above and post it.

Bob

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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(math)2 + 2 = 4(/math)

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Still not right. It has to be square brackets. On my keyboard they are next to letter P.

Bob

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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is this right?

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Yes!

try this:

`[math]\frac{1}{2}[/math]`

Bob

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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is this right

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Yes it is. Hurray!

Now for a sum:

`[math]\frac{1}{2} + \frac{1}{4}[/math]`

I've got to go out for about an hour but you can carry on practising with some that you make up for yourself. I'll take a look when I get back.

Bob

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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is this right

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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yes see post 437

Bob

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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I'm back.

Try

Bob

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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- \ frac{19} {20} [/math]

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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[math] \frac{23} {24} + [math] \frac{31} {40} - [math] \frac{19} {20}

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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[math] \frac{23} {24} + [math] \frac{31} {40} - [math] \frac{19} {20}

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Have a look at what came out in post 442. It isn't quite right is it?

Latex can be very fussy about spaces in the wrong places.

You can edit a post. Picture below shows what to click.

Then you click submit again to send the new version.

Then post another reply because new posts make a beep on my computer so I'll know you've done it.

Bob

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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Hi what am i doing wrong please?

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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post 445. we posted at the same time.

Bob

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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[math] \frac{23} {24} + [math] \frac{31} {40} - [math] \frac{19} {20}

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Still not working.

Just one [math at the start and [\math] at the end.

I suggest you click on the Math button to save time. (see picture)

Bob

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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ok i will practes this and come back in tomorrow ok ? send me message back please?

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