# Math teachers, can you help me out with this calculus question?

Discussion in 'Secondary Education' started by Peachyness, Dec 15, 2009.

1. ### mmswmModerator

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nope...didn't work...what did I not do?

2. ### HMMCohort

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you need \int not /int

use the image tags
(IMG)http://latex.codecogs.com/gif.latex?\int{x}dx(/IMG)

but replace the ( and ) with [ and ]

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Okay....test two.....

$\int{2x}dx$

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WHOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!! I did it!

5. ### HMMCohort

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there you go!

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I bookmarked the link you posted. It's only 14 pages, so I think I'm going to print it out and highlight the math character commands. I'm one of those people who have a hard time with reading and learning from internet sources. It's wierd, but some things, I just need the paper copy.

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I've been using LaTeX for years now (I wrote my dissertation in LaTeX). Once you do it for a while the commands seem quite natural.

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I'm sure it's just like anything else of this nature. I've never used it to any real extent, and anything I've done in the past has been brain dumped at this point. Computer programmers are like mathematicians....boring. At least when it comes to naming things. If you can give something an obvious name, then do it . The poor people on this site might have to put up with me playing with it for the next little while.

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(chuckling)

We'll live, mm.

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I would love to play, but between Christmas and trimester exams, there's no time for any sort of concentration for at least a week.

11. ### PeachynessVirtuoso

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Wow! I'm shocked that this reached 5 pages. heh! Well, in 13 minutes I'm off to take my calculus final. Yes, I'm only taking calculus 1, so the method that mm explained made perfect sense to me. Thanks guys!

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Best of luck retroactively, Peachy.

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Soooo...How did the final go??????

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