[OS X TeX] formula with words

António Pires pires at uma.pt
Fri Aug 31 05:51:24 EDT 2007

On 30 de ago de 2007, at 13:59, Bridget Kane wrote:

> Hello
> I'm a novice and hoping someone will  be able to help me.
> I want to write a formula that has words rather than numbers.  In  
> words:
> The MPS is equal to the sum of Skill V + Task ID + Task Sig,  
> divided by three and the product (of that) is mulitiplied by  
> Autonomy and then multiplied by feedback
>  What I've done so far is this:
> $MPS = \lbrace \frac{\lgroup{Skill Variety + Task Identity + Task  
> Significance}\rgroup}{3}\rbrace \times Autonomy \times Feedback$

Try this:

\( \mathrm{MPS} = \left\{\frac{(\mathrm{Skill\ Variety} + \mathrm{Task 
\ Identity} + \mathrm{Task\ Significance})}{3} \right\} \times \mathrm 
{Autonomy} \times \mathrm{Feedback} \)

You can replace \( \) by \[ \] or \begin{equation} \end{equation},  
depending on how you want the equation to be among the rest of the  
text. Also, if it's ok for the words to be in italic, you can remove  
\mathrm{} from the formula.

Hope it helps,

A. Pires

------------------------- Helpful Info -------------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/
List Reminders & Etiquette: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/list/

More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list