Frequently asked questions - Math
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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|