# How to use equations within QMPlus

## This guide covers:

- How to use equations within QMPlus:
- Description of the Equation Editor function
- Where to find more information

For information on how to use equations within Quiz questions, please see

## Using Equations within QMPlus

The QMPlus text editor contains a button that allows you to enter formula notation commonly used in mathematical and scientific equations. The button looks like this:

*The image below shows the equation editor button within the text editor dialogue box.*

The next image shows what is displayed on the screen once the button is clicked (please click on the image if you want to enlarge it).

- Once the Equation Editor button is clicked …
- …you can enter the TeX code within this box (more information on TeX code is discussed below)
- The correctly shown formula will be displayed here
- Even though the TeX code is shown here, once saved and published, the correctly shown formula will be displayed in the final version.

TeX or LaTeX is a way of showing mathematical and scientific notation using only characters you can type on a keyboard. Please see the example below:

TeX is extremely versatile, allowing a wide range of texts and equations to be shown on QMPlus. For full information on its use with instructions and examples, please visit the following link: Using TeX Notation.

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