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# HELP!!

Can someone explain me the actual formatting guide in an easier way.? Please?? Thanks, Vikram

Note by Vikram Venkat
3 years, 1 month ago

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold
- bulleted- list
• bulleted
• list
1. numbered2. list
1. numbered
2. list
Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
paragraph 1paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

[example link](https://brilliant.org)example link
> This is a quote
This is a quote
    # I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
MathAppears as
Remember to wrap math in $$...$$ or $...$ to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 $$2 \times 3$$
2^{34} $$2^{34}$$
a_{i-1} $$a_{i-1}$$
\frac{2}{3} $$\frac{2}{3}$$
\sqrt{2} $$\sqrt{2}$$
\sum_{i=1}^3 $$\sum_{i=1}^3$$
\sin \theta $$\sin \theta$$
\boxed{123} $$\boxed{123}$$

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Usually with the formatting guide, all you need to worry about is the symbols around the text that format stuff in certain ways, and the text part can be anything you want it to be.

For example, to have a piece of text be bold, you'd put two ** on either side, hi.

And I'm sure you've noticed already that this \ ( \ ) is for writing math on the same line. And this \ [ \ ] is for writing math on a separate new line.

If you have more specific questions, feel free to ask :).

- 3 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for that explanation @Sudeshna Pontula , and can you explain the math symbols a little elaborately??

- 3 years, 1 month ago

Like the latex symbols in an equation or the symbols to start an equation?

If you want to know which symbols to use for something in latex, you can look up latex guides on the internet or search for something specific like "integral symbol latex".

That's what I usually do, although the AoPS latex guide is a really nice one: http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Wiki/index.php/LaTeX:Symbols

- 3 years, 1 month ago