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Hi I want to write an inline equation with some texts like

Amplitude = 0.3 * Max_Amp_Of_Signal

How can I do it with LaTeX?

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Enclose your formula in single $, as follows:

Text text text $ \some \math \commands $ more text text text.

Note that if you use double $$ instead, the formula will appear in it's own line, and the text will continue below.

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Cant I include text inside math like $ \math some text $ – user570593 Apr 16 '12 at 22:50
Oh, yes, you can just put text in the equation. Use \text{YOUR TEXT HERE} so that it looks properly and spaces are reproduced. You might have to include \usepackage{amsmath} in your preamble in order to use this command. – thundersteele Apr 16 '12 at 22:56
Interesting, didn't know it is deprecated. I always use the align environment from the amsmath package btw. – thundersteele Apr 17 '12 at 1:20

It depends also on how you want your "variables" to appear; if you want them in the normal text font, then

$\textrm{Amplitude} = 0.3 \cdot \textrm{Max\_Amp\_Of\_Signal}$

is sufficient. Notice the \_ to get the underscore, because _ has a special meaning in LaTeX.

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