# 2 Motivating Examples

Latex is best known for typesetting math equations. However, many packages have been developed to create other difficult to typeset elements including plots, chemical equations, multi-lingual documents, and music. Below are examples of some of the applications of Latex.

# Mathematics

Suppose we want to solve the general quadratic equation . If you isolate for x, you derive the well-known quadratic formula:

The default distribution of Latex offers over 10,000 symbols. So, you can easily typeset most equations:

# Chemical Equations:

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# Phonetic Transcription:

# Music:

Credit: Musixtex Documentation