How to Write Math Problem

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  1. Spit the page into two columns? Two columns are unnecessary unless you write really small. Don't fold it unless you're required to. I recommend writing large enough to easily read. If you don't write particularly well, then print instead.
  2. Squared or lined paper? I see no point in using squared paper unless you have a graph to draw, and then you could use a separate page for that. It's easier to read lined paper.
  3. Division symbol or dividing line. Don't ever use ÷. Use a slash or dividing line as in [math]x/5[/math] and [math]\frac<\sqrt>.[/math]
  • Work out the answers to the exercises on scratch paper, then write up your answers clearly and completely on the paper you hand in.
  • Don't squeeze your answers. Write long equations on separate lines. Number your exercises and separate them by blank lines. Rather than start a new exercise at the bottom of a page, start it on the next page.
  • You may want to include the statement of the exercise in your answer.

Not literally. I mean use as many lines as you require. Don't put all your expressions in one line. Generally it's preferable to keep equations and conditions in separate lines than the text.

Square lined paper is better if you're going to be plotting graphs frequently, even there it's preferable to have graph papers. In my opinion. Lined is fine for any writing work.

b) the continuity of the solution will be broken.

c) the page looks almost empty with very little amount of text.

2. Don't be too concerned with conserving paper. Use as much space as you need.

3. Skip lines between problems.

4. Circle or box your answers.

Only split your work into two columns if single steps of problems take up a good deal less than half a page width. Otherwise just use more paper.