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# Wait... What? (Multiple Choice Glitch)

I just experimented with a multiple choice question and saw that LaTeX was now supported in answer choices, but contrary to what the preview showed me, \text apparently doesn't work, and it looks weird. Is this a glitch?

Note by Trevor B.
4 years ago

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold

- bulleted
- list

• bulleted
• list

1. numbered
2. 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 1

paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

> 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"
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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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Hmm, something funky is going on here. I'll look into it more.

Staff - 4 years ago

So, Trevor, I changed your answers. It looks like \text makes the LaTeX rendering fail when used in MCQ answers—we'll make a more comprehensive fix for that soon. For now, just using { } to declare \text seems to work just fine!

Staff - 4 years ago

Ok, thanks a lot. Please also check Minimario's problem.

EDIT: Thanks for being comprehensive and fixing them both!

- 4 years ago

Are you using "\ (" and "\ )"? It seems to work for me!

- 4 years ago

I have \ [ and \ ]

I'll send the link to my friend and have him take a screenshot for me. Give me a couple minutes.

- 4 years ago

This

- 4 years ago

As a test, see here: https://brilliant.org/community-problem/which-digit-appears-the-most/

Edit: doesn't work anymore

- 4 years ago

I fixed your problem as well, Minimario.

Staff - 4 years ago

Not rendering. It's showing me $$\textit{extnumber}$$

- 4 years ago

Yea; it worked at the beginning, but then stopped working.

- 4 years ago

This is weird. Just to confirm, to embed a picture, it's an exclamation mark, then some random text in [ ], then the link in ( ).

If so, then that's not rendering for me either.

- 4 years ago

The reason your image isn't showing up is because you linked to "http://s1149.photobucket.com/user/mrsiriustab/media/Screenshot2014-01-16at105816PMzps6ece3728.png.html" rather than this link "http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o590/mrsiriustab/Screenshot2014-01-16at105816PMzps6ece3728.png" (which is the direct link to the image itself.

Staff - 4 years ago

Oh, right, I forgot about the direct copy link. (My bad, not a glitch)

- 4 years ago