Dr. Math FAQ ||
Classic Problems ||
Formulas ||
Search Dr. Math ||
Dr. Math Home

When making pictures using your keyboard, follow the same rules as for math formulas: to line characters up, do not use tabs - use only the space bar and a monospace font.
Here's an example of a keyboard drawing constructed by Student Project Coordinator Annie Fetter for the Geometry Problem of the Week: 1. __ __ 2. __ __ __ 3. /\ 4. __ /\ /\ / \ /\ /\ /\ /__\ /\ /\ /__\/__\/ \/__\/__\/__\ \ /\ /__\/__\ \ /\ \/__\ __ \ /\ / \/__\ \ /\ / \/__\/ \/__\/ /\ __ __ 5. __ /__\ 6. /\ /\ 7. /\ /\ 8. /\ /\ \ /\ /\ /__\/__\ __ /__\/__\ /__\/__\ \/__\/__\ \ /\ / \ /\ / \ /\ /\ \ / \/__\/ \/__\/ \/ \/__\ \/ \ / \/ __ /\ /\ / /\ /\ 9. __ /__\ __ 10. __ /__\/ 11. /__\ 12. /__\ __ \ /\ /\ / /\ /\ / /\ /\ /\ /\ /\ \/__\/__\/ /__\/__\/ /__\/__\ /__\/__\/__\ /\ / /__\/If you don't follow the rules and if you mistakenly use tabs and a variable space font like Times, carefully composed diagrams like these: _____ /\ \ _____ / \ \ /\ \ / \____\ / \____\ \ / / \ / / \ / / \/____/ \/____/ _____ _____ / \ / | \ / \ / \ / \ | / \ /___\ /___\ / \|/ \ \ / \ / \ /|\ / \ / \ / \ / | \ / \_____/ \__|__/could easily arrive looking like this: ___ / / /\ /_/_/\ \ \ \ \ \/ \_\_\/ or this... ------- / / \ /_ _ _ / \ \ \ / \ \ / ------- or even this! ----|--- /\ | /\ / \ | / \ /____\|/____\ \ /|\ / \ / | \ / \/__|__\/For best results, compose your drawings right in your e-mail program, making sure it's set for a monospace font, and never use tabs!
Back to Typing Math |

[**Privacy Policy**]
[**Terms of Use**]

Math Forum Home ||
Math Library ||
Quick Reference ||
Math Forum Search

© 1994-2015 Drexel University. All rights reserved.

http://mathforum.org/

The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.