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Cool thing, if you like: you can make real-looking fractions and exponents on this blog.

The key is something called LaTeX, a special language for laying out text. WordPress blogs can handle a version of LaTeX.

#### How to start/how to end

you’ll need a dollar sign immediately followed by the word “latex” to start, and a dollar sign to end

#### fractions

type:  \frac{num}{den}

You need the slash, no space, the letters f-r-a-c, and then two sets of curly brackets, no spaces, with the numerator in the first set, and the denominator in the second

#### exponents

type: base^{exp}  or just y^x if the exponent is one digit or variable

#### examples

I am using S instead of \$, so you can see

Slatex \frac{5}{6a} S  becomes $\frac{5}{6a}$

Slatex 3^{2x} + 3^x S becomes $3^{2x} + 3^x$

Slatex e^{i\pi} – 1 = 0 S becomes $e^{i\pi} - 1 = 0$