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When I enter one of the symbols #, & , |, ^ or _ I get an error message or an undesired result. How can I use these symbols?

These symbols have special meanings in Math:

  • The # symbol is used with stack and matrix.
  • The symbols | and & are used to indicate logical or and logical and, respectively.
  • The symbols ^ and _ are used to indicate superscripts and subscripts, respectively.

To use one of these symbols in a formula, put it in quotation marks. For example: "#".

There are two uses of the | symbol for which Math has specific markup:

  • a divides b will display a | b
  • abs a will display |a|