# Help:Math

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**Math formulas** may displayed on Wikia pages using a built in <math> tag found in MediaWiki, the software Wikia runs on. This tag is enabled by default and can be used across all wikias. For the technically inclined, MediaWiki uses a subset of AMS-LaTeX markup, a superset of LaTeX markup which is in turn a superset of TeX markup, for mathematical formulae.

## Step-by-Step

- You need to first be in source editing mode on an article.
- You must use the following format:
`<math> math to be displayed </math>`.- For more exacting details on the
**math to be displayed**section see this article on Wikipedia.

- For more exacting details on the

### Simple example

3 x 2 = 6 can be displayed as `<math>{3 ~ \times ~ 2 ~ = ~ 6}</math>` to generate

### Notes

- Large formulas may become wider than the page width allowed by Wikia's wikis and will overlap the right hand side-rail information, if your math formula is near the top of the page you wish to use.
- One solution is to place the formula inside a simple basic table, with no borders or any formatting.
- Tables that get too wide will show the Pop-Out button, so that the whole table can be seen.

Here is an example:

{| | <math> math formula goes here </math> |}

- In-line formulae often have poor vertical alignment relative to the rest of the text. A work-around is described here.

## See also

## Further help and feedback

- Browse and search other help pages at Help:Contents
- Check Help:Wikia Community Central for sources of further help and support
- Check Help:Contacting Wikia for how to report any errors or unclear steps in this article
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