# Typing math in comment and question sections using LaTeX syntax

It would be great to be able to type mathematical notation in the Questions and Comments section using LaTeX syntax. This feature exists on the forums of Open University where I study, and it's super nice to be able to put nicely formatted maths in the forum posts. There you just enclose LaTeX markup in double dollar signs and it replaces it with the formula you're trying to write.

For example, when explaining how to do something, you currently have to write it in the horrible and hard to read syntax, for example,

The definite integral of f(x) from 0 to 8 = [ x+(1/10)*(x^3/3) ] from 0 to 8 = 12 + (12^3/30) - 0 = 12 + 56.6 = 69.6

Where if I could have used LaTeX syntax I'd have written:

$$ \int_0^8 f(x) = \left[ x + \frac{1}{10} \cdot \frac{x^3}{3} \right]_0^8 = 12 + \frac{12^3}{30} - 0 = 12+56.6 = 69.6 $$

And it would render, inline in the post, like this:

This would be an invaluable feature if you ask me.

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