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Math support in Markdown

Mathematical expressions are key to information sharing amongst engineers, scientists, data scientists, and mathematicians. Today we are pleased to announce that math expressions can be rendered in Markdown on GitHub using $$ as a delimiter for code blocks with math content or the $ delimiter for inline math expressions.

Example screenshot showing math support in markdown
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Mathematical expressions are key to information sharing amongst engineers, scientists, data scientists and mathematicians. We are pleased to announce that math expressions can now be rendered natively in Markdown on GitHub.

Support for displaying math expressions has been a highly requested feature for over 8 years. From today, you can use the $ and $$ delimiters natively in Markdown on GitHub to insert math expressions in TeX and LaTeX style syntax. This content is then rendered using the highly popular MathJax library.

For example, the following Markdown,

When $a \ne 0$, there are two solutions to $(ax^2 + bx + c = 0)$ and they are 
$$ x = {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac} \over 2a} $$

will render as:

example of the quadratic equation

Please see the documentation for more information on including mathematical expressions in Markdown on GitHub. We can’t wait to see how this is used across the entire GitHub community!

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