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I am totally lost as to how this is done. I have never used a computer to type solutions nicely. What do I need to download? I want to learn how to type nice solutions like some of the people on this website. Please help me!

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Here is a basic tutorial and reference. –  Brian M. Scott Oct 24 '13 at 17:24
So do I have to download something or do I just type solutions according to what these links say? –  Mike Oct 24 '13 at 17:49
Stack exchange uses a standard for scientific formatting called LaTeX. As you learn LaTeX, you can type it directly into the solution space in order to get nice looking mathematics. A place I started was artofproblemsolving.com/Wiki/index.php/LaTeX:About –  Joel Oct 24 '13 at 18:16
The nice thing is that you don't have to learn all the header stuff that goes into a standard latex doc. –  Joel Oct 24 '13 at 18:17

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