\begin{displaymath} x = \frac{-b \pm \sqrt[2]{b^2 - 4ac}}{2a} \end{displaymath}

Produces the following formula:

Even strange formulas with Greek letters, such as
, can be
inserted right within a line of text by surrounding the necessary
components of the equation with dollar signs (**$**).

$\delta = \pi sin(\theta -\Sigma)$

To insert sections of computer code so that it keeps the same format, try
using the **begin{verbatim}** tag. For instance, the
following segment of code was printed using this option.

main() { cout << "Hello \LaTeX" << endl; }

Don Hyatt 2001-06-08