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**Recurring Threads and Resources**

*What Are You Working On?* - every Monday

*Discussing Living Proof* - every Tuesday

*Quick Questions* - every Wednesday

*Career and Education Questions* - every Thursday

*This Week I Learned* - every Friday

*A Compilation of Free, Online Math Resources*.

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**Using LaTeX**

To view LaTeX on reddit, install *one* of the following:

MathJax userscript (userscripts need Greasemonkey, Tampermonkey or similar)

TeX all the things Chrome extension (configure inline math to use [*;* *;*] delimiters)

`[; e^{\pi i} + 1 = 0 ;]`

Post the equation above like this:

`[*;* e^{\pi i}+1=0 *;*]`

**Using Superscripts and Subscripts**

x*_sub_* makes x*sub*

x*`sup`* and x^(sup) both make x^(sup)

x*_sub_`sup`* makes x*sub*

`sup`

x*`sup`_sub_* makes x*

`sup`

**Useful Symbols**

Basic Math Symbols

≠ ± ∓ ÷ × ∙ – √ ‰ ⊗ ⊕ ⊖ ⊘ ⊙ ≤ ≥ ≦ ≧ ≨ ≩ ≺ ≻ ≼ ≽ ⊏ ⊐ ⊑ ⊒ ² ³ °

Geometry Symbols

∠ ∟ ° ≅ ~ ‖ ⟂ ⫛

Algebra Symbols

≡ ≜ ≈ ∝ ∞ ≪ ≫ ⌊⌋ ⌈⌉ ∘∏ ∐ ∑ ⋀ ⋁ ⋂ ⋃ ⨀ ⨁ ⨂ 𝖕 𝖖 𝖗 ⊲ ⊳

Set Theory Symbols

∅ ∖ ∁ ↦ ↣ ∩ ∪ ⊆ ⊂ ⊄ ⊊ ⊇ ⊃ ⊅ ⊋ ⊖ ∈ ∉ ∋ ∌ ℕ ℤ ℚ ℝ ℂ ℵ ℶ ℷ ℸ 𝓟

Logic Symbols

¬ ∨ ∧ ⊕ → ← ⇒ ⇐ ↔ ⇔ ∀ ∃ ∄ ∴ ∵ ⊤ ⊥ ⊢ ⊨ ⫤ ⊣

Calculus and Analysis Symbols

∫ ∬ ∭ ∮ ∯ ∰ ∇ ∆ δ ∂ ℱ ℒ ℓ

Greek Letters

**Other Subreddits**

**Math**

- /r/learnmath
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- /r/cheatatmathhomework
- /r/matheducation
- /r/casualmath
- /r/puremathematics
- /r/mathpics
- /r/mathriddles
- /r/mathmemes

**Tools**

- /r/mathematica
- /r/matlab
- /r/sagemath

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