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Is it possible to add strikeouts so we can visually show cancellation of like units in an equation?

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Oct 29, 2015

I've found a way of adding strikeouts to a text.

Use this syntax

hashtag cancel (whatever math you have) hashtag

It'll look like this


Without the "#"s, it should look like this

cancel(2 + 2)

Other examples

#"2.05"cancel("m") * "1 something"/("1"cancel("m")) = "2.05 somethings"#

#2.05x + cancel(7) = 102 + cancel(7)#

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