[OS X TeX] Ordinary text within a formula

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Wed Aug 11 01:18:10 EDT 2004

On 11 Aug 2004, at 5:26 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
> Guide to LaTeX p134 has a good page on it but fails to say how to set
> two-by-three
> within a formula.
> Nothing of what I have tried has worked.
> I get easily
> two – by – three
> but not
> two-by-three
> $two \textendash by \textendash three$
> \textendash does not work for me
> I tried to read Companion

I'm not sure I understand the question properly.
Does $\text{two--by--three}$ do it?

(If \text{} doesn't work, try \mbox{})

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