# Math Help - How to type the algebra "x" in Word

1. ## How to type the algebra "x" in Word

Can someone please tell me how to type the "x" ie like two c's together with one back to front in Word. Is it a special font? Thanks

2. Just type a normal x, then highlight and press the sigma button.

Kind of looks like a backward E and its beside the YouTube button.

::EDIT:: Oh, in MS Word? I have no idea.

3. Originally Posted by chreen15
Can someone please tell me how to type the "x" ie like two c's together with one back to front in Word. Is it a special font? Thanks
In word 2003 "insert" and choose "object"

pick "microsoft equation 2003"

This is the free equation editor that comes with office 2003.

I hope this helps.

4. Originally Posted by chreen15
Can someone please tell me how to type the "x" ie like two c's together with one back to front in Word. Is it a special font? Thanks
In Word 2007:

Menu Bar at the top of window --> Insert --> Equation --> When you type x it will now automatically appear as $x$.

5. you could use insert>special character on word

I found these also, press alt and the number

Alt 241 ± Plus or Minus
Alt 47 / Fraction seperator
Alt 0188 ¼ Quarter
Alt 0189 ½ Half
Alt 0190 ¾ Three quarters
Alt 46 . Decimal Point
Alt 240 ≡ Exactly Identical
Alt 61 = Equals
Alt 247 ≈ Approximately equal
Alt 60 < Less Than
Alt 62 > Greater Than
Alt 242 ≥ Greater than or equal
Alt 243 ≤ Less than or equal
Alt 251 √ Square Root
Alt 252 ⁿ Power n
Alt 0185 ¹ To the power of 1
Alt 0178 ² squared
Alt 0179 ³ cubed
Alt 227 π Pi
Alt 248 ° Degree sign
Alt 35 # Number
Alt 236 ∞ Infinity
Alt 230 µ Micro
Alt 228 Σ Sum
Alt 239 ∩ Suggest definition
Alt 244 ⌠ Top half
Alt 245 ⌡ Bottom Half

they might be useful [although there is not an $x$ there.