# 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. |