LaTeX Questions Answered
The simplest and best way to write a LaTeX equation in Pressbooks is to use the delimiters
[latex]…[/latex] to mark the boundaries between LaTeX and regular text. If you are using the British Columbia/Yukon Open Authoring Platform (pressbooks.bccampus.ca), MathJax will be activated and ready to render whatever you write between these shortcodes into clean, readable mathematical expressions. You can write a LaTeX equation both in running text and on its own line.
For example, we all know that [latex]a^2+b^2=c^2[/latex] is the Pythagorean theorem. Here it is again, centred and on its own line: