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How can I put symbols or math formulas in the answer box? Answered

I was trying to answer a question earlier and wanted to put in the formula for figuring the surface area of a sphere.  Short of adding an image, I couldn't figure out how, so I just wrote out the formula.
Is there a way to insert math symbols in the answer box?

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Re-design
Re-design

Best Answer 10 years ago

I don't think you can using the new editor.  It must filter the codes out.  I found a couple of replies that had some of the extra symbols in them but they were old.

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EncasedDeath
EncasedDeath

10 years ago

 private message the link to this question to ewilhelm asking for help, he will answer.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 10 years ago

Don't count on it, that's what things like this section are for.

L

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EncasedDeath
EncasedDeath

Answer 10 years ago

 there was a question about the site before that nobody could answer and i told him and he came and took care of it

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 10 years ago

This is one that someone could answer, see his Orangeboard for help in general.

L

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EncasedDeath
EncasedDeath

Answer 10 years ago

 i know i just figured if nobody knew they could ask him because he would know.
btw that was my that i have received 400th comment!!

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago

<strong>Kelsey</strong> hasn't demonstrated this with mathematical symbols, but:<br /> &fnof; <br /> &ne; <br /> &ge; <br /> I used these codes <a href="http://barzilai.org/math_sym.htm">barzilai.org/math_sym.htm</a> - he's right. But you do need access to HTML, which I don't think you have?<br /> <br /> L<br /> <br />

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kelseymh
kelseymh

10 years ago

Paid accounts (the so-called "PRO") have access to both an HTML entity (special character) pop-up box, and access to the raw HTML source where you can type in any valid entity (&....;).