# Questions tagged [equations]

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### More advanced mathematic typesetting using groff and eqn? [on hold]

(originally posted on StackOverflow, was told to put here)
I've been learning Groff and eqn for document typesetting - I'm a physics and mathematics student, so a lot of my documents require semi-...

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### Can you have two separate alignments in Word's equations?

I have the following Microsoft Word Math Builder (Equation Editor) code
Z &= X + Y
Z &= A + B
Z &= X + Y = A + B
&X + Y = A + B # Note "=" is not aligned with above "="
Which ...

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### Align equation to bracket in Microsoft Word

I need to align the second equation to the left, do you have any advice on how to do it?
Already tried through the align left(Alt+L), and inserting ”&” before the second equation.

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### Commands like \cdot and \delta not working when making equations in MS Word 2018 Mac

I have been redirected to this site.
I just installed MS Word 2018 on my new laptop (Mac) the other night and I have run into problems when I make equations. When I type a command into the equation ...

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### MS Word: how do I type an equation involving letters above/below an arrow?

I am trying to reproduce the following in MS Word 2016. That is, letters above and below an arrow. Does anyone know how I can achieve this?

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### Link two tables in MS Word doc

I have a Microsoft Word document that has two somewhat redundant tables, let's say tab1 and tab2 (these tables are disjoint, in different parts of the document and have the same number of rows).
I ...

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### Microsoft Word insert new equation shows a sort of blue bracklet box

Everytime I insert a new equation, it appears between two weirdd bluish box schaped bracklets with gray font color. It started a few days ago and I never had this before.
I thought a computer reboot ...

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### Symbol for Universal Set in Microsoft Word

I want to find a way to insert this symbol circled in orange.(Universal set notation used in a particular maths syllabus.)
Attempts so far.
Different scripts of "E" in Microsoft Word. (Palace ...

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### Show fraction as it is in excel [duplicate]

I have an excel formula: =(3+2)/2
which outputs: 2.5
I want the cell to appear exactly like: (3+2)/2
and also use it in calculations. Is there a way to do this?

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### How do I apply the same equation to other cells?

I have a simple excel sheet with groundwater levels sampled from different wells over time. It looks something like this:
But with a lot more wells, dates and measurements taken over the course of ...

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### Microsoft Word 2016: math equation shortcut, hitting space bar changes nothing

I have an issue when writing shortcuts for equations in Word 2016. Say I want to write x². When I add a new equation and write x^2, then if I hit the space bar nothing happens. It doesn't ...

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### In PowerPoint 2013, short hyphens in equations change to long ones after reopening the file. How to prevent this?

TL;DR: EXAMPLE-AAA changes to EXAMPLE — AAA after closing and opening a pptx.
I have PowerPoint 2013 on Windows 7 Enterprise.
In math mode (i.e. inserting an equation), sometimes I ...

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### Using mathmatical equivalent of Excel PMT function to solve for number of years [closed]

Thanks to this forum I understand the math equivalent to the PMT function is P = (Pv*R) / [1 - (1 + R)^(-n)], and it works well. However, I'd like to solve for n given P, and my algebra is but a 50 ...

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### How do I combine String with each comma separated value from another Cell

I am working with a list of account numbers in column A and list of subs in column B. Column A has just the account number for example: 310050. Column B has a list of subs: Example: 10,11,30. What I ...

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### Animating individual lines of an equation array in PowerPoint

I want to reveal one line in an equation array (generated using the "\eqarray" command in PowerPoint) at a time. I.e., I want to mimic adding a "\pause" at the end of each line break in an equation ...

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### Open Office Calc - What formula can be used to find a value in a column based on another value being reached in a different column

So I have 2 separate columns (Column A / B for this matter) which use different formulas to increment for approximately different amounts. I need a formula / equation which when column B reaches a ...

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### how to get rid of extra spaces below a page in MS word

I am writing equations in word using tables. My problem is, when the space below the page is insufficient for the equation, the equation goes to the next page and there is a blank space at the bottom ...

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### How can I change the height of mathematical equations in Microsoft Word 2013?

How can I change the height of mathematical equations in Microsoft Word 2013?
Example: I would like to change the height of the following selected equation:
to have the same the height as the ...

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### Excel Formula to interpret 4.15 as 4 hours, 15 minutes

I am creating a timesheet/rota for my company and each single cell contains the IN time and OUT time, presented as "9-3".
I have created a function which will SUM the string of 6 days, calculating ...

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### Shortcut of 'adding an equation' in Word 2016 for laptop

In Microsoft Word 2016 for Windows, Alt+* is a shortcut key for adding an equation.
However, there is no separate key for * on my laptop keyboard.
I have to use Shift+8 to insert '*', yet
Alt+Shift+8 ...

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### Microsoft Equation subscript not working as normal

So I've been using Microsoft Equation Editor for the past 3 months or so, and all of a sudden I'm getting a different result when I want a subscript. For example, if I want to get Dmin, I type "D_min"....

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### Find X-value to corresponding Y-value from function [closed]

Output
For those of you who know vertical addition and kinked demand curves in economics, this is it.
I have the two following functions:
f(x) = -0.5x+120
f(g) = -0.5x+35
f(x+g) = -x+155
I want f(x+...

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### Audio Equalisation

While using my computer, I noticed that when one program makes a loud noise, all other sounds are softened.
(e.g. Playing music and and an email notification comes in.)
Is there a way to disable ...

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### Text with both a superscript and a subscript in Microsoft Visio 2013

I wonder how to add text with both a superscript and a subscript in Microsoft Visio 2013.
Example:
I am aware of the fact I could use Microsoft Word Equation Editor for that purpose:
but the ...

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### How to write “independent and identically distributed” symbol in MS Word?

How can I write the symbol below using MS Word equation editor?

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### Rendering MathML in gmail & similar

I am trying to generate inline equations in an email. I am composing in Outlook and using MathML, which appears as desired in Outlook itself. On testing, received email looks fine in Outlook, but in ...

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### Equation or proper indexing in Microsoft Visio 2013

I am using Visio 2013 and I am trying to properly add an index to a variable c' (label of a square element) so that it is below the '. This is possible in Word 2013 using an equation, however I cannot ...

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### Excel 2013 repeating equation on all rows

How do we repeat an equation on all the rows? Endlessly, as we enter data in other columns of the row, I want equation to calculate. Technically creating a new row everyday but I want to calculate as ...

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### How can the SUM be repeated in the equation until answer is less than or equal to 1?

Base equation
(J3+x)/150
Multiply answer by x then divide all by 150 and Repeat
( ((J3+x)/150)x )/150
(( ( ((J3+x)/150)x )/150 )x)/150
Keep repeating until the answer to the last repeat is <=1. ...

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### how to setup (x) to (x) + 1 ÷ 5 + 3 calculation in excel?

I have been given an equation and also the correct calculation. However trying to set it up in excel is not matching the desired result. I am unable to figure out if i do not understand the equation, ...

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### Using Microsoft Excel 2013 to Calculate Work Hours

I am trying to develop a table that will calculate our techs' response times.
In column C is when the call was received and in column F is when the tech responded. Columns D and E are to be ...

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### If there are values in specific cells, I need them to subtract from one main cell

I need to find an equation so if there are any values from B2-R2 it will subtract 1 from W2 which needs to start at a value of 17.
For example, if the value of D2 is 6 it will subtract 1 from W2. ...

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### Searching inside equations in MS word 2013

I have a question similar to this previously-asked question. But, mine is different.
How can I search inside the equations I have written in MS-word 2013?

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### Getting non-inline / display version of Microsoft Word equations in front of bullets

I have a numbered bullet followed by an equation on the next line as this:
When I go to start of the equation and hit backspace to bring it in front of bullet, equation formatting changes to occupy ...

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### PowerPoint equations screwed up

Office 2013;
Opening powerpoints from a book publisher, but the equations are all screwed up.
Here is picture of before-and-afer
The only fix I know is to double-click on the equation, which opens ...

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### Defining math shortcuts/macros for Microsoft Word

Is it possible, in any version of Microsoft Word, to define shortcuts for recurring mathematical expressions? (preferably in a way that allows updating all occurences at once if needed)
For instance, ...

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### Microsoft Equation 3.0 with Word 2013

I am having a weird issue with 2 of my workstations here. Both workstations are fairly new running Windows 7 Professional 64bit and Office 2013. When I attempt to edit a equation from Word 2013, I ...

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### Referencing to Equations in word 2010 - problems with parantheses

I use equation referencing word, in particular a solution on using a table with equation numbering suggested here how easily add equation numbers in word.
In addition, I want to add parantheses ...

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### Excel Extending Equations

So I have an excel table that is multiply 1 value against several other values. It looks like this:
So I want the equations inside cells C14 to F14 to be B14*C5, B14*C6, B14*C7, B14*C8 respectively. ...

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### Equations cause wrong error messages in spelling check in Word, how to avoid?

If I write “Thus x is larger than y.” in normal mode in Word, no error is reported in spelling check. But if I turn “x” and “y” into equations (by selecting them and then giving the command Insert → ...

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### What determines the set of fonts that can be set in Equation Tools in MS Word 2007 and newer?

In Microsoft Word 2007 and newer, if you enter Equation Tools and then click on the Equation Options buttons (the very small button in the lower right corner of the Tools group in the Design tab), the ...

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### Reference equations using letters and numbers in Microsoft Word 2010

I want to have equations numbered like (1.1a) (1.1b).
It's like this question in TEX but I want to do it in Microsoft Word 2010.
I already know how to number equations using this great question How ...

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### put an equation object in an excel cell?

I always use "Equation Object" in Microsoft Word, and I know that one can also insert such an object in Excel. However, the inserted Equation Object just "floats" on excel, it's not "inside" any cell.
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### Convert Microsoft Word old Equations to new format in Word 2013

How can I convert the old Microsoft word equations (version 3) to the new format?
I have an old document file full of equations, and an automatic conversion solution rather than re-typing all ...

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### Prevent Word from making outer parentheses larger when using Equation Editor?

When writing a mathematical expression with nested parentheses in Word 2007 using the Equation command, Word often makes the outermost parentheses somewhat larger than other parentheses:
The size ...

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### Solving a linear equation with excel

Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask (Meta says it's the right place but you never know) but I'm really struggling with finding a simple answer to this.
I'm using Excel 2011 for Mac, and want it ...

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### How to insert display equations in a Word document without breaking a paragraph?

Is there a way to write a display equation in Word 2013, without starting a new paragraph?
For example, the following text is a single paragraph:
Notice how after the display equation, there's no ...

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### How do you easily add equation numbers to Microsoft Word 2010 equations?

How do you create equations in Word 2010 that are automatically numbered with the equation number centered vertically on the equation and right justified? While a number of references have discussed ...

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### Complex formula in Excel

I am trying to apply a complex formula in an entire Excel spreadsheet column.
What makes it complex, apart from the fact that I am not experienced in that level of Excel, is the fact that the formula ...

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### Microsoft Word 2010 equations big/large operators appearance [duplicate]

Is there any way that I can force MS Word 2010 to show large operators (such as generic sum, integral, etc.) with its limits written below and above its symbol (e.g. Sigma) in situations where it ...