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# Triple backslashes in my LaTeX?

What the heck? For some reason, every time I use LaTeX, it works fine, and then I click "Edit", and it generates all these wacky symbols, like triple slashes, double brackets, etc. It's permanent, too! It doesn't revert back, and it weirdly spaces every command. Arg!! Somebody please help me!

Note by Finn Hulse
4 years 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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I had told the Brilliant staff as well.

- 4 years ago

Refer here.

- 4 years ago

Thank you. I had only tried \ [ ... \ ], not \ ( ... ).

- 4 years ago

How do you use LaTeX? $\LaTeX$

- 4 years ago

Update: You can now view Latex codes by hovering over the equation. Read Seeing actual $$\LaTeX$$ for more details!

Staff - 3 years, 3 months ago

Howdy David,

Check out the formatting guide. It tells you everything you need to know about using LaTex on Brilliant.

Staff - 4 years ago

Sorry, what's LaTeX?

- 4 years ago

The thing where you make pretty math symbols. :D

- 4 years ago

We are aware of this bug. We will be fixing it soon. It should only be happening in a few places.

Staff - 4 years ago