$\huge Latex \ Formatting \ Guide -$

$\LARGE Chapters -$

$\large 1. \ Introduction \ to \ Latex$

$\large 2. \ The \ Latex \ adds \ up$

$\large 3. \ Texts \ in \ Fashion$

$\large 4. \ Links, \ Pictures \ and \ all \ things \ fun!$

$\large 5. \ Learning \ about \ all \ words \ Big \ and \ Small$

$\large 6. \ Greek \ Class \ from \ Professor \ Percy \ :)$

$\large 7. \ Paragraphs \ Writing \ - \ Save \ your \ pen \ ink$

$\large 8. \ Coding \ with \ Latex$

$\large 9. \ Uncommon \ Errors \ (because \ only \ I \ make \ these \ mistakes)$

$\large 10. \ Live, \ Love, \ Laugh \ and \ Latex \ (The \ End)$

$\LaTeX{}$ is a formatting tool, that BRILLIANT users use to make their solutions look beautiful, more presentable and attractive. $\newline$ In this guide, we will be learning the basics of Brilliant Formatting by using math operators, text formatting and so much more. We have $9$ unique chapters after this, that each teach a unique aspect of $\LaTeX{}$. I never found a complete $\LaTeX{}$ guide on BRILLIANT that explained all aspects of $\LaTeX{}$, so I decided to learn $\LaTeX{}$ myself and make a guide that explained everything. This is the result of months of learning and hard work. Have fun!

Look for the symbol of PI on your keyboard, or look for the radical symbol. Didn't find it? Do you really want to waste your time learning the Alt Codes, when $\LaTeX{}$ is all you need to type in these Math Symbols. This chapter contains $\LaTeX{}$ that makes even a boring math equation look beautiful.

Remember to wrap math in \ ( \ ) to ensure proper formatting. But if you want your text to be more centered, use \ [ \ ].

Appears as | Written As |

$2+3 = 5$ | 2+3 = 5 |

$\pi$ | \pi |

$\sqrt{1}$ | \sqrt{1} |

$\sqrt[n]{x}$ | \sqrt[n]{x} (this is the Nth root of x) |

$2 \times 3$ | 2 \times 3 |

$2^{100}$ | 2^{100} |

$a_{i}$ | a_{i} |

$\frac{2}{3}$ | \frac{2}{3} |

$\sum_{i=1}^3$ | \sum_{i=1}^3 |

$\sin \theta$ | \sin \theta |

$\cos \theta$ | \cos \theta |

$\tan \theta$ | \tan \theta |

$\int_{x}^{y}$ | \int_{x}^{y} |

$\oint_{x}^{y}$ | \oint_{x}^{y} |

$\prod_{i=a}^{b}$ | \prod_{i=a}^{b} |

$\lim_{x\to\infty}$ | \lim_{x\to\infty} |

$\infty$ | \infty |

$4 \div 2$ | 4 \div 2 |

$\frac{\frac{1}{2}}{3}$ | frac{\frac{1}{2}}{3} |

$\boxed{123}$ | \boxed{123} |

$\rightarrow$ | \rightarrow |

$\leftarrow$ | \leftarrow |

$\uparrow$ | \uparrow |

$\downarrow$ | \downarrow |

$\Rightarrow$ | \Rightarrow |

$\Leftarrow$ | \Leftarrow |

$\Uparrow$ | \Uparrow |

$\Downarrow$ | \Downarrow |

$\mod x$ | \mod x |

$\pmod x$ | \pmod x |

$a \bmod b$ | a \bmod b |

$a \equiv b$ | a \equiv b |

$\underline{Centering}$ - $1+2+3 = 6$ (written like this - \ [ 1 + 2 + 3 = 6 \ ], without the spaces)

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PS - If you are stupid enough to want to learn the Alt Codes - Click this stupid link

(Note : This chapter will get edited often as I am still learning about Math $\LaTeX{}$ Codes and not all Latex symbols will be noted here, only the important and common ones)

This contains every Latex symbol that exists, and how to type it :)

Who says that texts can't be stylish(tell me if you know someone who does...), texts can have different styles, so let's learn how to type stylish text using $\LaTeX{}$ in this chapter.

As a wise teen once said -

" There are 3 things that are Awesome - $\LaTeX{}$, more $\LaTeX{}$ and Stylish Texts in $\LaTeX{}$. "

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Appears as | Written As |

$\text{Hi Peeps!}$ | \text{Hi Peeps!} |

$\textbf{Hi Peeps!}$ | \textbf{Hi Peeps!} |

$\textit{Hi Peeps!}$ | \textit{Hi Peeps!} |

$\textsf{Hi Peeps!}$ | \textsf{Hi Peeps!} |

$\texttt{Hi Peeps!}$ | \texttt{Hi Peeps!} |

Hi Peeps! | * Hi Peeps! * |

$\color{#3D99F6} Hi \ Peeps$ | \color{blue} Hi \ Peeps |

$\colorbox{#3D99F6}{Hi Peeps}$ | \colorbox{blue}{Hi Peeps} |

$\colorbox{#3D99F6}{\color{#FFFFFF}Hi \ Peeps}$ | \colorbox{blue}{\color{white}Hi \ Peeps} |

$\LaTeX{}$ | \LaTeX{} |

$\cancel{Hi Peeps!}$ | \cancel{Hi Peeps!} |

Links are important when you want to send people a to a website in a cool way! Pictures, GIF's and Video's are a good graphical representation for your solutions! Quotes are used to emphasize sentences or review rules, so let's learn how to do all things fun!

$\textit{This is a stylish link}$

For links, this is the basic syntax -

[ <DisplayText> ] ( <Link> ) (Without the spaces of course.....)

Display Text is the text you want others to see, so I wrote - 'This is a link' in the first link.

To make a Latex-ed link, just type whatever you would normally type, but inside [ ], even the \ ( \ ) should be inside the square brackets, so go ahead and experiment with the Latex we learnt in the last chapter.

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Quotes are very easy to make, just type '>' (without the single quotes) before starting a new sentence, like this -

This is a quote. After the '>' Latex can be used $\textit{Like This :)}$

> This is not a quote because I gave a space before '>', which means that '>' should start the line, for a quote to work......

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This is a picture -

Learning picture Latex isn't necessary as there is a button in Brilliant that does the work for you, but here's the syntax if you want -

! [ <caption> ] (<link> ) {: . <alignment> } -- (without spaces) - caption is a small text under the previous picture, link is something that the Brilliant button will generate, and alignment is whether you want your picture to be at center, left or right.

So keep practicing Latex on all things fun!

This chapter is about Latex text sizes, which is pretty clear from the title.........

$\text{\Huge Hi!}$ - \text{\Huge Hi!}

$\text{\huge Hi!}$ - \text{\huge Hi!}

$\text{\LARGE Hi!}$ - \text{\LARGE Hi!}

$\text{\Large Hi!}$ - \text{\Large Hi!}

$\text{\large Hi!}$ - \text{\large Hi!}

$\text{\normalsize Hi!}$ - \text{\normalsize Hi!}

$\text{\small Hi!}$ - \text{\small Hi!}

$\text{\footnotesize Hi!}$ - \text{\footnotesize Hi!}

$\text{\scriptsize Hi!}$ - \text{\scriptsize Hi!}

$\text{\tiny Hi!}$ - \text{\tiny Hi!}

That's it for this chapter, because its a scriptsize chapter LOL, so onward!

As I am a greek demigod, I shall teach you the greek letters myself :)

Letter | Written As | Capital | Written As |

$\alpha$ | \alpha | $\Alpha$ | \Alpha |

$\beta$ | \beta | $\Beta$ | \Beta |

$\gamma$ | \gamma | $\Gamma$ | \Gamma |

$\delta$ | \delta | $\Delta$ | \Delta |

$\epsilon$ | \epsilon | $\Epsilon$ | \Epsilon |

$\tau$ | \tau | $\Tau$ | \Tau |

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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}`

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TopNewestI am changing this into a large Latex Guidebook Kinda thing with humor and lots of latex learning. It'll take weeks, but the result will be promising. Be Patient!

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Math in latex or Latex in Math???

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Same difference

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Changed it

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Okay, I have one more question. If other programs use $\LaTeX{}$, will I be able to do the quote function on there too, or is this exclusive to Brilliant?

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Like facebook? You can use latex in facebook chat windows, but only PCs can interpret the latex codes on facebook.

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Yea sorta.

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`\\\(\\\)`

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`\\\(\\\)`

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`\\\( \\\)`

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$\text{What is this?}\\$

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What??

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\$text{Is this working?}\\$ I think I can try $\LaTeX$ codes here.

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@Páll Márton - How do you change the programming lang of the codebox, please tell me...................

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$Working\\$

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Thank you! I was wondering how to do the $\LaTeX{}$

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Glad you like it!

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If you see the name of the site...

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Which site? @Páll Márton

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what if we had chapters this long in schools.

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Then everything would be simple, concise, and school would be over in a few hours.

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I hope we had chapters like this, sometimes i feel like time is frozen during math class, our teacher is super boring and dull. @Vikram Karki, @Rajam Arunprakash, @Páll Márton

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Hmm, They do that.

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\$\pi\\$

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It worked

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@Yajat Shamji - Check it out, the fractional numerator of a fraction is there in chapter 2

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\tau $\tau$

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So you can disguise $\color{#333333} this link$

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@Jeff Giff - those are for later chapters, so please stop suggesting things to me, kid.

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$\colorbox{#333333} {\color{#FFFFFF} HAHAHA}$

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$\colorbox{#abcdef} {\color{#654321} HAHAHA}$

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$\colorbox{cyan}{\color{#E81990}HAHAHA}$

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$\colorbox{#fafafa} {\color{#040404} HAHAHA}$

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$\colorbox{#bd12bd} {\color{#42df42} HAHAHA}$

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$\colorbox{cyan}{\color{#E81990}Ok stop it now Páll and Jeff}$

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alllatex codes/commands.Log in to reply

@Páll Márton

I will try to write all the Latex codes I know of in the guide (and thats a lot), but every single code is hard to find..............Log in to reply

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this

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this

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Use \colorbox{color}{text}

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$\colorbox{#3D99F6}{\color{#FFFFFF}Yes, I'm using that \LaTeX{} code}$

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@Elijah L See chapter 3, although its incomplete

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@Páll Márton - How do you make a box for output of this code?

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`or like this?`

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$\Uparrow$ second one

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@Hamza Anushath - I updated my guide, so now its GIGANTIC! How are the new updates in my guide? Tell me if you have any suggestions as to what I should add..........................

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$1+2+3+=6$

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There is a typo!

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Thanks @Páll Márton, I changed it :)

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Percy, the modulo! $a\equiv b \mod n, a\bmod n, a \equiv b\pmod n$ \mod, \bmod,\pmod

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And $\dfrac12$, \dfrac,

Also \displaystyle, $\displaystyle \sum _{i=1}^{123} i, \int$

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$\Huge \dagger$ - This is a $\LaTeX$ command called dagger, written like this - \dagger and I used \Huge to make it look bigger :)

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Yeah. I saw it.

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Are you here?

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BTW can we color it? $\Huge\color{#888888}\dagger$

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$\Huge\color{#0156ef}\dagger$

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$\Huge \color{gold} \dagger$ Behold, my imperial gold dagger LOL

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Right @Percy Jackson and @Páll Márton...?

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@Frisk Dreemurr (some text)

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No, there is a wiki link in the guide, in chapter 2 , It has hundreds of commands :)

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All $\LaTeX$ codes :)

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$\bcsmbh$

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$\righttherefore$

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## $\leftrightsquigarrow$ This is a Latex code - \leftrightsquigarrow

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$\leftrightsquigarrow$ $\Leftrightsquigarrow$ $\Leftrightarrow$

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Yup :)

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$\dagger\dagger\dagger$ 3 dagger code

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## $\leftrightharpoons$

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What about text color? $use color \color{gold} GOLD \color{silver} SILVER \color{#815331}BRONZE$

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$\ \colorbox{#FFFFFF}{\color{#FFFFFF}IDK}$

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What don't you know @Nathan Soliman?

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$\ \colorbox{#FFFFFF}{\color{#333333}idk what jeff means}$

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highlight the other comment

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