# [LON-CAPA-users] <algebra> tag

**James Sullivan
**
lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org

*Wed, 02 May 2007 06:43:41 -0400*

Hi All,
I seem to be having trouble using the <algebra> tag. For example, if use something like
1) <algebra>5*x = 10</algebra> the format looks exactly as expected.
However, the following does _not_ come out looking right.
2) <algebra>5x = -10</algebra>
Basically in case 2) above, the equals sign is missing. The formula I get on the screen looks like
"5x-10".
So, is this a problem with a setting on my computer or misuse of the <algebra> tag?
TIA,
JMS