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Math formulas can be displayed on articles using the <math> tag.

For the technically inclined, MediaWiki (which is used by Fandom wikis) uses a subset of AMS-LaTeX markup, a superset of LaTeX markup which is in turn a superset of TeX markup, for mathematical formulas.


  • Open source editing mode for an article.
  • Write your math code in the following format: <math>math to be displayed</math>.
  • For details on how to write the math formulas themselves, see Help:Displaying a formula on Wikipedia.


The equation '3 x 2 = 6' can be displayed using:

<math>{3 ~ \times ~ 2 ~ = ~ 6}</math>
Which generates this:

In-line formulas require display="inline" attribute:

<math display="inline">V = \frac{4}{3}\pi R^3</math>
Which can be used to generate this:
The volume of a sphere is .

Regular text can be added to a math formula like so:

<math display="inline">\rho_{\text{Air}} = 1.225~\text{kg/m}^3</math>
Which will render like this:


  • Large formulas may become wider than the maximum page width. Consider breaking them into multiple lines when possible.
    • Another solution is to place the formula inside a simple div with "overflow-x:scroll" set, so that a scrollbar show up. For example:
<div style="overflow-x:scroll;">
<math> ... </math>
  • In-line formulas can have poor vertical alignment relative to the rest of the text. A work-around is described on Wikipedia.

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