I’d like to obtain this in a Markdown cell:

I have found this for a markdown cell but it doesn’t work:

```
## Set up a proportion:
/frac{n1}{d1} = /frac{n2}{d2}
```

thank you!

I’d like to obtain this in a Markdown cell:

I have found this for a markdown cell but it doesn’t work:

```
## Set up a proportion:
/frac{n1}{d1} = /frac{n2}{d2}
```

thank you!

Try:

```
Set up a proportion:
$$
\frac{n1}{d1} = \frac{n2}{d2}
$$
```

Notice the backslash instead of the forwardslash for `\frac`

, and the `$$`

markers for a LaTeX block.

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So cool ! thanks @matthew.brett !

Anyway I can have it justified to the left instead of centered?

thanks!

Did you try in-line? For me, this results in what you asked about in your original post:

```
## Set up a proportion:
$\Large\frac{n1}{d1} = \frac{n2}{d2}$
```

There’s a good summary of in-line vs. Math Block here. That’s for Jupyter Book but the basics are the same for in-line math vs. match blocks in regards to the symbols.

Read about the tags for the sizes of fonts here.

hey @fomightez, thanks for chiming in!

I’m getting this:

I’m gonna have a look at your links, thanks

If you look at the image in your own post, you’ll observe you are running that in a code cell instead of a markdown cell? (Hint: Markdown cells don’t have ‘Input’ symbols with numbers next to them after hitting `shift+Enter`

.)

It is meant to be run as a markdown cell as noted in your own original post’s title.