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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.
2 years, 9 months ago

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Hmm, something funky is going on here. I'll look into it more. Staff · 2 years, 9 months 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 · 2 years, 9 months ago

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

EDIT: Thanks for being comprehensive and fixing them both! · 2 years, 9 months ago

Are you using "\ (" and "\ )"? It seems to work for me! · 2 years, 9 months 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. · 2 years, 9 months ago

This

· 2 years, 9 months ago

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

Edit: doesn't work anymore · 2 years, 9 months ago

I fixed your problem as well, Minimario. Staff · 2 years, 9 months ago

Not rendering. It's showing me $$\textit{extnumber}$$ · 2 years, 9 months ago

Yea; it worked at the beginning, but then stopped working. · 2 years, 9 months 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. · 2 years, 9 months 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 · 2 years, 9 months ago