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Quizalize offers a simple and quick way to create accurately and beautifully formatted equations in both your questions and answers with 'Math Mode'. Here are some examples of what you can create:

You can find the toggle to turn on this function on the left-hand side of the Quiz Editor screen when you are creating a question.

The input screen will then change to allow you to enter text into the question and answer fields and preview the equations you are creating instantly as you type.

Quizalize uses a system called "LaTex" to format equations. It might seem a little complex at first, but it's super easy one you get going and super flexible too. All you need to do is type your equation between two $ symbols. For example:

Typing:

$4x + y = 14$

Turns into:

As you can see, the text in between the two $ symbols has been transformed into a beautiful equation. **IMPORTANT: **Remember to **include the second $ at the end of the equation**, otherwise it will not work!

It is possible to use two or more separate equations with normal text in between. Simply enclose each part with $ symbols like this:

$4x + y = 14$ and $2x – y = 4$

To give:

Because the 'and' was not included inside a pair of $ symbols, it is kept as normal text. Let’s see what happens when we forget a $.

Typing:

$4x + y = 14 and $2x – y = 4$

Turns into:

As you can see, the 'and' is now part of the first equation and the second equation is no longer transformed. This is because the first $ for the second equation is now actually closing the first one.

But don't worry, because the live preview boxes update as you type, making it really easy to notice problems and instantly fix them.

### Boxes

For early stage Math, you may want to write simple Math problems with boxes to be filled in. This is very easy to do.

$3 + \boxdot = 5$

**Symbols and operators**

All symbols that are present on your keyboard (+,-,=,% etc.) can be used in Math Mode. There are also plenty of other symbols available which can be accessed with the backslash (“\”) key

using greek letters:

$\alpha$ and $\beta$ are Greek letters.

**Subscript and superscript**

Subscript can be included using the “_” symbol and superscript using the “^” symbol. If the subscript or superscript is more than one digit long it has to be enclosed in curly brackets. An example:

$\alpha_0$ times $x^{n+2}$ equals $\alpha_0x^{n+2}$

**Fractions**

Fractions can be included using the frac operator. The frac operator has to be followed by two pairs of curly brackets, the first one containing the numerator, the second the denominator. An example:

$\frac{1}{2}$ is less than $\frac{2^3}{x}$ if x is less than 16.

You can include everything you’ve learnt so far inside the curly brackets and Math Mode will automatically turn it into a formatted equation.

### Science Equations

Love your physics? Combined fractions and subscripts to create equations like this:

$E_k=\frac{1}{2}mv^2$

### Angles

Angles are easy to do too. Here's an example:

$\angle ABC = 15 ^{\circ}$

**Tip: **Keep an eye on the** preview box **as it will automatically update as you type, so you can easily check if you’ve made any typos or formatting errors.

These are the basic Math Mode options but to unlock even more benefits check out: Additional Math Mode Options or download this pdf cheat sheet.

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