# Math mode

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LaTeX is in math mode when processing mathematical formulas. In that mode, LaTeX ignores all whitespace in your input text, and inserts its own whitespace where it sees fit.

In a wiki, math mode is entered by way of the `[itex] ... [/itex]` tags.

In a LaTeX text file, math mode is entered if any of the math environments, such as math, displaymath, and equation are entered by the \begin command.