Dear friends, Please read our latest blog post for an important announcement about the website. ❤, The Socratic Team

# How do I insert blank spaces in a line - so as to be able to make a comment at the side of the page about what has been done in a calculation?

Then teach the underlying concepts
Don't copy without citing sources
preview
?

#### Explanation

Explain in detail...

#### Explanation:

I want someone to double check my answer

2
mason m Share
May 3, 2016

I can think of two ways off the top of my head.

The first is to use white text to put in space. For example, the line

$3 x + 2 = 5 \textcolor{w h i t e}{X X X X X X}$ Subtract $2$ from both sides.

Without the hashtags, this is 3x+2=5color(white)(XXXXXX). The X's, in white, create the space between the math and the line of text.

Another method which does the same thing in a slightly different way would be to fill the space with spaces, still within the hashtags.

The line

$3 x + 2 = 5 \text{ "" "" "" "" }$ Subtract $2$ from both sides.

Is created, without the hashtags, by 3x+2=5" "" "" "" "" ". Here, each " " is one space that creates a little white space.

• 58 minutes ago
• An hour ago
• 2 hours ago
• 2 hours ago
• 3 minutes ago
• 4 minutes ago
• 29 minutes ago
• 39 minutes ago
• 44 minutes ago
• 57 minutes ago
• 58 minutes ago
• An hour ago
• 2 hours ago
• 2 hours ago