# General Math

The following general math notation can be entered in Show My Work boxes.

Note: In addition to the keyboard shortcuts listed in this topic, some symbols can be
typed using the keyboard shortcuts for your operating system; for example, you can
press ALT + 0247 on Windows to type
÷.

Notation | Keyboard | Button | Notes |
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Decimal number | 0123456789. |
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Fractions | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

Mixed Numbers | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

Addition | + |
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Subtraction | - |
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Multiplication | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

Division | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

Plus or minus | |||

Minus or plus | ∓ |
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Parentheses | ( |
A closing parenthesis is automatically inserted. | |

Equal | = |
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Greater than | > |
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Greater than or equal to | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

Less than | < |
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Less than or equal to | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

Approximately equal | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

Not equal | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

Absolute value | | or abs( |
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pi | \pi |
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Infinity | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

Imaginary unit | i |
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Factorial | n! |
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hbar | You cannot use the keyboard. |