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| desc = Renders mathematical formulas in articles
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Latest revision as of 08:38, 6 May 2021

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.

Step by step

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


  • 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.

See also

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