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Negatives not showing up in assignments


Negative symbol (minus symbol) not showing up when I write equations or use LaTex. The large blank spaces in vector b and c are supposed to be - signs.

The code I am using is \vec{b} = \langle 2, -5 \rangle, which has worked before without causing the negatives to disappear. When I drag the LaTex image, it does show up with the negative.



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    Nina Rivera Official comment

    Hi Kenneth,

    Thank you for reaching out in the Schoology Community!

    I was not able to replicate this issue on my end when I entered the code you provided.  Please see screenshot below of my view. Does this issue continue to persist on your end?  If so, please let me know and I will continue to investigate this issue to pinpoint the root cause. 




    Nina Lewis 

    Community Communications Specialist 

    Schoology | A PowerSchool Unified Classroom Product

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    Yeah, it is still persisting but I use the work around below:


    I have discovered a work around by breaking the equation up. I first do in LaTex "\vec{b} = \langle" and then I insert an equation from the insert tool, using the "Equation" option. -2,5. From there I then go back to LaTex and insert "\rangle". The equation shows the negatives just fine as long as they aren't a part of the LaTex code.

    Edited by KENNETH EVANS
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