# Tutorial MS Equation Editor | Equation Editor | MS Word Equation Editor

Assigned Task Tutorial MS Equation Editor

Recreate the following algebraic expression, using Microsoft Equation Editor 2010

Instructions for Word 2010

1. Open a new Microsoft Word document.
2. On the ribbon at the top, click Insert.
3. Rest your cursor on the? symbol (PI symbol), which is located above the word “Equation.”(Thetabwill be highlighted.) Click the ? symbol (don’t click the word “Equation” for now) and apanel with the words “Type equation here” appears in your document as shown below.

Type y = into this equation panel right now as you start to recreate your assigned equation. The panel shrinks or expands to adjust to the inserted items. Now it looks like this:

1. To continue working on your assigned algebraic expression, look for themathematical symbols and operators you needin the new “equation” ribbon that appears when you clicked the ? symbol. Your equation ribbon looks like this:
1. Notice on your screen that the equation ribbon is divided into two areas – individual Symbols on the left and Structures on the right.
1. The next thing you need in your assigned equation after the equal sign is a fraction. To get this, go to the Structures area in your equation ribbon, click the Fraction template and then, in the large drop down panel, click the fraction placeholder as shown here:
1. Your equation now looks like this, including the two placeholders for the numerator and denominator of your fraction.
1. Now type thex+ in the little box in the numerator of your fraction placeholder so that your figures now look like this:
1. Note that after the x+ in the numerator of your fractionyou need a “radical” symbol. Find the Radical templateon the Structures side of the equation ribbon, click it, and then, in the drop down menu, click the radical symbol that looks right for your equation.The equation should now look like this:
1. Inside the radical, youneed an x with an exponent of 2. (That is, you need an .) Click the Script template in the Structures area and then in the drop down menu, click thesmall superscriptplaceholder. This time you have a second choice as well – to use the preformatted Both choices are indicated here:

## Tutorial MS Equation Editor | Equation Editor | MS Word Equation Editor

1. If you are using the superscript placeholder, type an x in the main box of the placeholder and a 2 in the superscript box, and you should end up with the following equation:
1. Now type in the -4 to end the radicand. The equation now looks like this: