# A Down and Dirty Guide to Latex Notation

This page provides a list of some of the latex notation that you will need to use for this wikispace. Whenever you want to include an equation or mathematical notation in your page, it needs to be tagged with [math] before and after the math notation. See the examples below for more details.

1. Super and subscripts. To subscript a variable type "^{subscript}". For example:

$x^{2}$

Similarly, to subscript a variable type "_{subscript}". For example:

$x_{2}$

2. Fractions. To create a fraction, you can use the code "\frac{numerator}{denominator}" such as:

$\frac{1}{3}$

3. Greek letters. Economists tend to use many greek letters. Here is some useful notation for this class.

alpha
$\alpha$
beta
$\beta$
rho
$\rho$
lambda
$\lambda$
Lagrangian
$\mathcal{L}$