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MathJax is a JavaScript engine for displaying mathematics.

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A brief guide to MathJax for PSE users

What is MathJax? It lets you include nicely-typeset mathematics in PSE questions, answers, and comments. The syntax is described below (with links to places where you can find more details). Two-...
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Where should we link for "MathJax help"?

The new MathJax help page is now in place. See the following question and its accepted answers for more details.     If you are editing a question or answer on PSE, near the top of the editor is a ...
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PSA: MathJax is for math

The majority of this post was written by bobble and Deusovi. TL;DR: Use plain text instead of MathJax when possible. When should I use MathJax instead of plain text? Many people browse the Internet ...
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The MathJax sandbox

$\require{begingroup} \begingroup \def\safeMathJax{\text{\endgroup error}}$ $$The\ MathJax\ Sandbox$$ It's occasionally difficult to figure out if your MathJax will work in a post, even if it works/...
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Revision history displays rendered MathJax when it should display markdown

I just edited this post to change The 216 is 6 cubed is made of 27 small cubes to ...
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Useful Tips & Tricks?

This is neither a real question nor a discussion, so I've been going back and forth in my mind whether to post it or not. In the end, I felt the potential benefits outweigh the bad and went ahead. I ...
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MathJax glitch when viewing comment

Several of the answers to this question use MathJax, and everything displays fine. However, I got a notification about a comment, and when I follow this link to the comment, the MathJax gets jumbled. ...
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How to use MathJax in a question?

I am puzzled by how does one create a question with MathJax in it. I do not know how to use MathJax and I am asking now for help regarding this situation. Thank you.
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Spoiler markup does not break line for series of MathJax equations in post previews

Putting a spoiler on MathJax equations does not work well sometimes, as reported here (1st answer). For example, $$a=1$$ $$b=2$$ $$c=3$$ can be written using ...
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Strange MathJax line break behavior in mobile browsers

I was looking at one of my answers on my mobile browser (Safari for iPhone 4S iOS 7.1.2, but the result is the same on any mobile browser I've tried so far), and I found a broken MathJax snippet: the ...
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MathJax rendering in snippets confused by search terms

Search terms seem to interfere with MathJax rendering. Searching for "12 coin" reveals these post-snippet renderings in the search results:
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Change MathJax delimiter

The discussion What should the MathJax delimiter be? seems to have a clear answer: the community would prefer $ to the current \$...
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The "$$" math display syntax is broken by the "\$" escape sequence

Pretty simple bug. If you try to type a full displaymath equation on another site, you would normally start it with $$. This doesn't work this site, because the ...
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What should the MathJax delimiter be?

In a previous round of discussion, we concluded that this site should have MathJax. In spite of its title, the discussion left open the issue of which delimiter should be used for inline math. There ...
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Is there a way to draw Sudoku (and other) grids?

We now have MathJax. Can we use it to draw grids, like those needed for Sudoku and other puzzles? The following MathJax code leads to the grid below it. ...
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We should have MathJax. What should the escape sequence be?

This site is going to have a lot of math on it. There are going to be questions that are almost purely math. To me, this is clear: We should have MathJax. These are the features we would gain. @...
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