# Thread: Why does LaTeX show one equation but not an identical other?

1. ## Why does LaTeX show one equation but not an identical other?

Why does LaTeX show one equation but not an identical other?

$\frac{5x^3+12x^2+12x+10}{(x^2+4)(x^2+2x+1)}$

Same code as above:
$\frac{5x^3+12x^2+12x+10}{(x^2+4)(x^2+2x+1)}$

2. ## Re: Why does LaTeX show one equation but not an identical other?

Originally Posted by TriForce
Why does LaTeX show one equation but not an identical other?

$\frac{5x^3+12x^2+12x+10}{(x^2+4)(x^2+2x+1)}$

Same code as above:
$\frac{5x^3+12x^2+12x+10}{(x^2+4)(x^2+2x+1)}$
They are not the same code. The first has no "COLOR" codes in it while the second has several including "[/COLOR][COLOR= #333333]" between the numerator and the denominator of the fraction. If you those out you get

$\frac{5x^3+12x^2+12x+10}{(x^2+4)(x^2+2x+1)}$