[OS X TeX] superscripting

ludwik kowalski kowalskil at mail.montclair.edu
Tue Feb 26 21:35:59 EST 2008

On Feb 26, 2008, at 7:57 PM, Anthony Morton wrote:

> . . . Remember, for simple formulae you type them in pretty much as  
> you would in a casual email:
> 	y = 3x + x^2

For some reason this did not compile. But it did compile after I  
replaced 2 with {2}

Can someone explain to me why? I am using TexShop; the only frontend I  
know how to use.

The tiny source file is attached

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