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Equations in Google Drive Documents

Insert an equation in Google Drive

  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Click where you want to put the equation.
  3. Click Insert Equation.
  4. Select the symbols you want to add from one of these menus:
    • Greek letters
    • Miscellaneous operations
    • Relations
    • Math operators
    • Arrows
  5. Add numbers or substitute variables in the box.

To add another equation box, click New equation.

To show or hide the equation options, click View Show equation toolbar.

Use equation shortcuts

You can type “\” followed by the name of a symbol and a space in an equation to insert that symbol. For example, \alpha will insert ?.

To type superscripts or subscripts, type “\”, then press Shift + 6 or Shift + –.

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