Stat Examples

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I actually prefer designing examples as close to reality as possible.

The approach on your example is perfect. Let's show the math's beauty and how useful is for solving real situations.

I fixed the large formula in order to make it easier to manage.

I apologize in advance for any grammar mistake. I am improving my english, but sometimes I think in spanish. The good news are "Math is a universal language" :-). I'll appreciate all grammar corrections you do.

Cheers, Gladys Gahona--chela5808 16:49, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Chela5808 (talk)05:49, 7 February 2009

Glad you agree about realistic examples. I'm not crazy about the long jump example, but it does the job. I saw your break-up of the long formula. I knew it needed to be done, but my LaTeX is coming along slowly and I needed a bigger block of time to attempt it. Your steps seem just right. I added some more English instruction (your English is fabulous -- I wish I were as fluent in Spanish, I'm just barely a beginner).

I wanted to put each step in the example into a numbered list. I think beginners will find that easier...step 1, step 2... But I can't get the list markup to work. Any thoughts on why it doesn't work? Do we need to use a workaround with math formulas (because of the new line issues)?

--Alison Snieckus 20:14, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

ASnieckus (talk)09:14, 8 February 2009

Wiki list markup only works on continuous lines. In this case numbered list must be forced by hand.

Cheers. --chela5808 05:46, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Chela5808 (talk)18:46, 8 February 2009

I figured that might be the case. Thanks.

--Alison Snieckus 18:45, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

ASnieckus (talk)07:45, 9 February 2009