The on-line FormulaForge Math View enables users to submit an Excel formula and then see it as it would appear in a mathematics text. As shown below, the on-line Math View displays the familiar quadratic formula using the familiar mathematical notations for fractions, squares, and square roots, thereby making the formula much easier to read and understand.

`(-B3 + SQRT(B3^2-4*A3*C3))/(2*A3)` |
$$\frac{\u2013{B}_{3}+\sqrt{{B}_{3}^{2}\u20134\cdot {A}_{3}\cdot {C}_{3}}}{2\cdot {A}_{3}}$$ |

Quadratic formula in Excel notation | Quadratic formula in mathematical notation |
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Math View employs the following typesetting conventions. Here, `x`

, `y`

, and `z`

represent arbitrary expressions that are typeset as *x*, *y*, and *z*.

Expression | Representation | |
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Product: `x*y` |
$x\cdot y$ | |

Simple fraction: `x/y` , `(x)/y` , `x/(y)` , `(x)/(y)` |
$\frac{x}{y}$ | |

Fraction with fraction in numerator: `x/y/z` |
$\frac{x}{y\cdot z}$ | |

Simple power: `x^y` |
${x}^{y}$ | |

Power of a power: `x^y^z` |
${x}^{y\cdot z}$ | |

Less than or equal to: `x<=y` |
$x\le y$ | |

Not equal to: `x<>y` |
$x\ne y$ | |

Greater than or equal to: `x>=y` |
$x\ge y$ | |

Range union: `x, y` |
$x\cup y$ | |

Range intersection: `x y` |
$x\cap y$ | |

`ABS(x)` |
$\left|x\right|$ | |

`EXP(x)` |
${e}^{x}$ | |

`INT(x)` |
$\lfloor x\rfloor $ | |

`LOG10(x)` |
${\mathrm{log}}_{10}\left(x\right)$ | |

`PI()` |
$\pi $ | |

`SQRT(x)` |
$\sqrt{x}$ |

See Limitations for a brief list of the current limitations of Math View.