LaTeX Questions Answered

43 What is LaTeX?

Last update: Apr 21/21


LaTeX is a markup language and typesetting system commonly used in mathematical and scientific writing. It can be used to create documents from scratch or display equations in a web browser with the help of plugins, as is the case in Pressbooks.

Below is an example of what LaTeX can look like. This is a simple example, but LaTeX can be used to write much more complex expressions.

Use the formula [latex]V=\pi r^2h[/latex] to calculate the volume of a cylinder.


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