# How can I put inline spaces in my explanations here on Socratic?

Jan 28, 2018

There are many ways to put inline spaces in my explanations here on Socratic. One is with the help of > putting at the beginning of line. As below:

How can I put inline spaces in my explanations here on Socratic

How can I put inline spaces in my explanations here on Socratic

How can I put inline spaces in my explanations here on Socratic

Other is to use hashtags
As shown below by writing "$\text{color (white)W}$" within hashtags
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{W}$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{W}$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{W}$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{W}$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{W}$
How can I put inline spaces in my explanations here on Socratic

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Jan 28, 2018

For spacing within a line - to separate or align numbers for example, you can just use quotes " " with any number of spaces.

#### Explanation:

For example:
Unformated numbers are too close to text:
$5 g r a m s$
Formatted with extra space:
$5 \text{ } g r a m s$

This is good for aligning columns of numbers:
$0.35$
$1.35$
$13.5$
Formatted:
$\text{ } 0.35$
$\text{ } 1.35$
$\text{ } 13.5$

Jan 29, 2018

You can use a "\" character within AsciiMath to create a single space. And the ">" to perform an indent:

For example

hashtag 3cm hashtag becomes $3 c m$

And we can introduce a space using "\"

hashtag 3 \ cm hashtag becomes $3 \setminus c m$

I often use this with integrals as the maths can sometimes appear a little squeezed, for example, the default formatting is

hashtag I = 1/2int_a^b y dx hashtag
$I = \frac{1}{2} {\int}_{a}^{b} y \mathrm{dx}$

But I prefer the spacing as follows:

hashtag I = 1/2 \ int_a^b \ y \ dx hashtag
$I = \frac{1}{2} \setminus {\int}_{a}^{b} \setminus y \setminus \mathrm{dx}$

It's a subtle change :)

Jan 30, 2018

https://socratic.org/help/symbols

When I first started using Socratic (mathematics) you could use

hash " " then some maths hash

Suddenly it was decided that these spaces would be stripped off. Consequently I had ( and probably still do have ) some historic solutions where the formatting (spaces) has been 'disturbed'.

Now I use symbols that have the colour white. They can not be seen against a white background. Having said this sometimes you can get away with spaces but only if in the middle of a string.

Example 1:

hash "This is a set of spaces" hash $\to \text{This is a set of spaces}$

Example 2:

hash 2x xx3 hash $\to 2 x \times 3$

Example 4:

hash " " 2x xx3 hash giving$\leftarrow \text{ 9 spaces reduced to 1 in the text}$

$\text{ " 2x xx3 larr" thats odd! I was expecting it to fail as well}$

Perhaps they allow them again in this particular structure. However the colour white is guaranteed to work

$\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{Example using white spacing }}$

hash color(white)("some letters to spaces out") hash
It does not matter which letters you use. I tend to use a combination of the letter d and the full stop. The full stop is not as wide a spacing as a letter.

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$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{ddddd") a color(white)("dd") b color(white)("dd}} c$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{ddddd") d color(white)("dd") e color(white)("dd}} f$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{ddddd") g color(white)("dd") h color(white)("dd}} i$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{ddddd") j color(white)("dd") k color(white)("dd}} l$

If you wish to build a matrix

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\mathrm{dd} \mathrm{dd} d} \left(\begin{matrix}a & b & c \\ d & e & f \\ g & h & i \\ j & k & l\end{matrix}\right)$