[LON-CAPA-users] latex/tex in authoring

lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 9 Dec 2005 11:44:07 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 9 Dec 2005, Nathan Schoenack wrote:

> Hello,
> I want to display an equation--u=x/y--in a format where the x is actually 
> over the y.  I thought I could use tex or latex with a <tex> </tex> kind of 
> format based on what I read in the Problem Editing Help link in the edit 
> mode.  The problem is I don't know tex or latex so I don't know if I'm 
> screwing up the tags or the tex code itself (I got some help from our 
> tex-using profs).
> 1st question: Is it Tex or LaTex (or both) that LON-CAPA uses?
Good question - I always presumed LaTex.

> 2nd: How do you enable it?
> Here's what I'm trying:
> <tex >$\frac{x y}$</tex >
<tex>$\frac{x}{y}$</tex> is what you need here (extra }{ )

If you use the <m> tag, tth will still place these side by side since it 
doesn't have any other real options.

> <tex>$u = L \sqrt{g/h}$</tex>
<tex>$u = L \sqrt{\frac{g}{h}}$</tex>

> Am I even close?
> Nathan Schoenack
> IT Research Support Specialist
> NDSU Physics
> (701) 231-7047
> nathan.schoenack@ndsu.edu
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