# Math Help - technical information for using LaTeX

1. ## technical information for using LaTeX

Hi
I really like to help in this forum,but i am stuck with the latex.when i type it remains as i type it and does not convert to mathematical expressions.I need help in entering a code .can someone tell me exactly what to do in order to use latex?
i am a real ignorant in latex so i need all the technical information.i already have the simbols but can't practice because the technical issue.

2. ## Re: technical information for using LaTeX

Are you enclosing your code with the TEX tags?

without tags: \sqrt{\frac{x}{y}}

with tags: $\sqrt{\frac{x}{y}}$

3. ## Re: technical information for using LaTeX

\sqrt{\frac{x}{y}}
it does not convert to mathematical symbols
sorry for the deep ignorance.

4. ## Re: technical information for using LaTeX

Originally Posted by hedi
\sqrt{\frac{x}{y}}
it does not convert to mathematical symbols
sorry for the deep ignorance.
If you click the "reply with quote" or the "go advanced" you should see a $\Sigma$ on the toolbar. Click that tab. You will see [TEX][/TEX] appear. Type the Latex code between them. Or else, highlight the code and then click the $\Sigma$

So [TEX]\sqrt{\frac{x}{y}}[/TEX] gives $\sqrt{\frac{x}{y}}$

5. ## Re: technical information for using LaTeX

$\frac{2+sqrt{x^2+3}}{3x+2}-{x-2}$
Originally Posted by Plato
If you click the "reply with quote" or the "go advanced" you should see a $\Sigma$ on the toolbar. Click that tab. You will see [TEX][/TEX] appear. Type the Latex code between them. Or else, highlight the code and then click the $\Sigma$

So [TEX]\sqrt{\frac{x}{y}}[/TEX] gives $\sqrt{\frac{x}{y}}$

6. ## Re: technical information for using LaTeX

Thank's a lot.