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

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Steve M Share
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 # 3cm #

And we can introduce a space using "\"

hashtag 3 \ cm hashtag becomes # 3 \ cm #

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 = 1/2int_a^b y dx #

But I prefer the spacing as follows:

hashtag I = 1/2 \ int_a^b \ y \ dx hashtag
# I = 1/2 \ int_a^b \ y \ dx #

It's a subtle change :)

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Tony B Share
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 #->"This is a set of spaces"#

Example 2:

hash 2x xx3 hash #->2x xx3#

Example 4:

hash " " 2x xx3 hash giving# larr" 9 spaces reduced to 1 in the 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

#color(blue)("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.

Open this up in edit mode to see what I wrote. Do not change anything and click cancel when done.

#color(white)("ddddd") a color(white)("dd") b color(white)("dd") c#
#color(white)("ddddd") d color(white)("dd") e color(white)("dd") f#
#color(white)("ddddd") g color(white)("dd") h color(white)("dd") i#
#color(white)("ddddd") j color(white)("dd") k color(white)("dd") l#

If you wish to build a matrix

#color(white)(ddddd)( (a,b,c) , (d,e,f) , (g,h,i) , (j,k,l) )#

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Jan 28, 2018

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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:
#5grams#
Formatted with extra space:
#5" "grams#

This is good for aligning columns of numbers:
#0.35#
#1.35#
#13.5#
Formatted:
#" "0.35#
#" "1.35#
#" "13.5#

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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 "#"color (white)W"#" within hashtags
#color (white)W#
#color (white)W#
#color (white)W#
#color (white)W#
#color (white)W#
How can I put inline spaces in my explanations here on Socratic

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