This note has been created for everyone who needs help in $\LaTeX{}$ to ask their doubts so that we can become better at $\LaTeX{}$ as a Brilliant Community!

This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science
related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should
explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments
should further the discussion of math and science.

When posting on Brilliant:

Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .

Ask specific questions about the challenge or the steps in somebody's explanation. Well-posed questions can add a lot to the discussion, but posting "I don't understand!" doesn't help anyone.

Try to contribute something new to the discussion, whether it is an extension, generalization or other idea related to the challenge.

Stay on topic — we're all here to learn more about math and science, not to hear about your favorite get-rich-quick scheme or current world events.

Markdown

Appears as

*italics* or _italics_

italics

**bold** or __bold__

bold

- bulleted - list

bulleted

list

1. numbered 2. list

numbered

list

Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly

I was looking for breakfast, when i finished it I saw that you answered the question before me, no problemo :) @Hamza Anushath, Glad you foubd your answer @Elijah L

Easy Math Editor

This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments should further the discussion of math and science.

When posting on Brilliant:

`*italics*`

or`_italics_`

italics`**bold**`

or`__bold__`

boldNote: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctlyparagraph 1

paragraph 2

`[example link](https://brilliant.org)`

`> This is a quote`

Remember to wrap math in`\(`

...`\)`

or`\[`

...`\]`

to ensure proper formatting.`2 \times 3`

`2^{34}`

`a_{i-1}`

`\frac{2}{3}`

`\sqrt{2}`

`\sum_{i=1}^3`

`\sin \theta`

`\boxed{123}`

## Comments

Sort by:

TopNewestDoes anyone know how to align equations?

Log in to reply

Please elaborate, if you want me to help you @Elijah L

Log in to reply

So for example:

$x^2 + 2x + 1= 9$

$(x+1)^2 = 9$

$x+1 = \pm 3$

The equal signs are not vertically aligned, is there a way to vertically align them?

Log in to reply

@Elijah L - Try using \ [ \ ] instead of \ ( \ )

Log in to reply

$x^2 + 2x + 1 = 9$

$(x+1)^2 = 9$

$x+1=\pm 3$

(me trying to use \ [ \ ])

The equations are still not vertically aligned. They're centered, but not vertically aligned.

Log in to reply

\begin{align

} 2x - 5y &= 8 \ 3x + 9y &= -12 \end{align}Log in to reply

$\begin{aligned} 2x - 5y &= 8 \\ 3x + 9y &= -12 \\ ha + m &= za \end{aligned}$

Log in to reply

@Elijah L, @Percy Jackson, is this what you guys were looking for?

Log in to reply

Log in to reply

Yes, that's what I'm looking for, thank you!

Log in to reply

@Elijah L :D

You are welcomeLog in to reply

I was looking for breakfast, when i finished it I saw that you answered the question before me, no problemo :) @Hamza Anushath, Glad you foubd your answer @Elijah L

Log in to reply

Thanks for offering to help as well!

Log in to reply

ha + m = za LOL @Hamza Anushath

Log in to reply

I can give a pleasant LOL now and then @Percy Jackson

That is how I educate

and entertainLog in to reply

@Yajat Shamji hasn't seen my Latex-y solutions yet, or else the Latex Warden's mind would have been blown by now, in the BRILLIathon problems

Log in to reply

@zico quintina - This is my Latex Discussion Note, you are welcome to ask all your doubts here :)

Log in to reply