$\displaystyle \begin{align*}\text{If }f&=x^x\\&\text{then}\\ln(f)&=lnx^x\\&=xlnx\end{al ign*}$

When i separate it out it sort of works but when I put it together it won't work at all.

please help me.

Printable View

- Nov 17th 2013, 07:22 PMMelody2why won't this work?
$\displaystyle \begin{align*}\text{If }f&=x^x\\&\text{then}\\ln(f)&=lnx^x\\&=xlnx\end{al ign*}$

When i separate it out it sort of works but when I put it together it won't work at all.

please help me. - Nov 18th 2013, 05:45 AMtopsquarkRe: why won't this work?
Were you looking for something more like this?

http://www.texify.com/img/%5CLARGE%5...7Balign%7D.gif

[tex]\begin{align} \text{If }f & = & x^x \\ & \text{then} & \\ ln(f) & = & lnx^x \\ & = & xlnx \end{align}[/tex]

-Dan - Nov 18th 2013, 02:15 PMMelody2Re: why won't this work?
Thanks Dan

I know that yours works and mine doesn't.

I know that leaving out the * is of no consequence

I can see that you have added some & to change the formatting and although I do not really understand what they are doing I don't think they should make a difference to whether or not it works.( I would like to know what they are doing but I can look that up elsewhere I am sure.)

So I can't see what you have done differently that makes it work. It doesn't matter too much I know programming is frustrating like this.

I am very new to Latex and I have no knowledge of html. I am just learning by copying and you've given me some new ideas anyway.

Thanks

Melody. - Nov 18th 2013, 03:15 PMtopsquarkRe: why won't this work?