# Can bold characters be embedded within maths text, for use with vectors and matrices etc?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 4, 2017

Yes.

#### Explanation:

The idea here is that you can get the bold text within math texts by using two functions, mathbf() or bb().

For example, you can write things like

without hashtagsmathbf(ax^2 + bx + c = 0)

with hashtags

#mathbf(ax^2 + bx + c = 0)#

Alternatively, you can have

without hashtagsbb(ax^2 + bx + c = 0)

with hashtags

#bb(ax^2 + bx + c = 0)#

So you can use these functions to add bold text to your math formatting.

without hashtags{: (bb(0), bb(0), bb(0), bb(0)),(1, 1, 1, 1), (color(red)(2), color(red)(2), color(red)(2), color(red)(2)), (3, 3, 3, 3), (4, 4, 4, 4) :}

with hashtags

#{: (bb(0), bb(0), bb(0), bb(0)),(1, 1, 1, 1), (color(red)(2), color(red)(2), color(red)(2), color(red)(2)), (3, 3, 3, 3), (4, 4, 4, 4) :}#