# Math Help - This is weird

1. ## This is weird

I type in \boxed{\begin{array}{c}\begin{array}{cccc}16&02&03 &13\\
05&11&10&08\\
09&07&06&12\\
04&14&15&01\end{array}\\ & \text{Figure}\ 1\end{array}} (with the math, /math parts).

Instead of getting the picture of the box with its contents, I just get the LaTex reproduced from above when I do the preview. When I first remove the /math part, do the preview, then insert it back in, presto!, I get the picture of the box with the numbers and figure destination the way it should have happened initially.

Does anyone have a clue as to what's going on?

2. Originally Posted by wonderboy1953
I type in \boxed{\begin{array}{c}\begin{array}{cccc}16&02&03 &13\\
05&11&10&08\\
09&07&06&12\\
04&14&15&01\end{array}\\ & \text{Figure}\ 1\end{array}} (with the math, /math parts).

Instead of getting the picture of the box with its contents, I just get the LaTex reproduced from above when I do the preview. When I first remove the /math part, do the preview, then insert it back in, presto!, I get the picture of the box with the numbers and figure destination the way it should have happened initially.

Does anyone have a clue as to what's going on?
I cannot reproduce what you described. For me the LaTeX is always rendered in Preview. Are you sure it wasn't some small typo like [\math] instead of [/tex]?

3. Originally Posted by undefined
I cannot reproduce what you described. For me the LaTeX is always rendered in Preview. Are you sure it wasn't some small typo like [\math] instead of [/tex]?
I'm sure as I copied using the cursor.

4. Hello, wonderboy1953!

Originally Posted by wonderboy1953
I typed in:
\boxed{\begin{array}{c}\begin{array}{cccc}16&02&03 &13\\}
\text{ 05&11&10&08\\ 09&07&06&12\\ 04&14&15&01\end{array}\\}
\text{& \text{Figure}\ 1\end{array}}}

(with the math, /math parts).

I copied what you typed in, and this was produced:

$\boxed{\begin{array}{c}\begin{array}{cccc}16&02&03 &13\\
05&11&10&08\\ 09&07&06&12\\ 04&14&15&01\end{array}\\
& \text{Figure}\ 1\end{array}}$

I don't see a problem . . .

5. ## Hello Soroban (it gets weirder)

Originally Posted by Soroban
Hello, wonderboy1953!

I copied what you typed in, and this was produced:

$\boxed{\begin{array}{c}\begin{array}{cccc}16&02&03 &13\\
05&11&10&08\\ 09&07&06&12\\ 04&14&15&01\end{array}\\
& \text{Figure}\ 1\end{array}}$

I don't see a problem . . .
If you look at what came up with your post, you'll see three ending braces in a row, yet in the MHF preview, you'll see two (and other discrepancies).

Anyways (now I'm talking about my email draft), I have a theory. The LaTex code appears to grow stale (for lack of a better term) so that when I put it into the MHF preview post, it just comes back, but removing and inserting the /math with its brackets appears to refresh and then I get the desired picture.

I'm going to run further tests and I'll let you know what happens.

6. I'm guessing that the library computer system may have a memory problem which is why removing and then reentering the end portion (h]) of /math (with the braces) seems to reset it (btw there are other examples of computer problems that appear to be memory related from my experience).