20171030, 11:19  #1 
Jul 2014
447_{10} Posts 
latex issue
Hi,
I'm trying to write a sum of individual fractions using latex but in the pdf file I get something unexpected. Here's the latex code : \begin{equation*} \frac{8}{10^1}+\frac{7}{10^2}+\frac{3}{10^3}+\frac{4}{10^4}+\frac{6}{10^5} \end{equation*} /* Didn't realise that what the above would be is the actual output of the code I wrote. The above is how I wanted it to come out but it's not what I got. Anyway, the code I wrote is in the text file. */ I've attached the tex file in case the context is important and the pdf file so it can be seen how it's come out. Hopefully it's obvious what I wanted it to be. A sum of fractions. Would be great if someone could help. Last fiddled with by wildrabbitt on 20171030 at 11:22 
20171030, 11:53  #2 
Dec 2012
The Netherlands
1,579 Posts 
1. Do not try and use \end to end a section or subsection (just start the next one).
2. Do not put empty lines inside an "equation". 3. If you do not want the equation numbered, it is preferable to use "displaymath" instead of "equation", or simply use square brackets around the formula. With these changes, your file worked on my computer. 
20171030, 12:47  #3 
Jul 2014
677_{8} Posts 
Many thanks

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