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April 17th, 2007, 11:59 PM  #1 
Joined: Apr 2007 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Math Symbols for phat and xbar?
I am doing a hypothesis test for a Stats class, and I have to know how to type phat and xbar...I've tried MathType, but it doesn't have those symbols. Any help?

April 18th, 2007, 02:51 AM  #2 
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Your best bet would probably to use LaTeX. http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/L...PS_L_About.php 
April 18th, 2007, 04:26 AM  #3 
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Yes, go LaTeX! 
September 26th, 2008, 08:50 AM  #4 
Joined: Sep 2008 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Re: Math Symbols for phat and xbar?
In MS Word use Field Codes Alt + F9 phat p? , type: EQ \O(p,?) within the curly braces : {EQ \O(p,?)} the caret or hat is made by typing : Alt + 770, use the number key pad for the 770. xbar: type: EQ \O(x,¯) within the field code curly braces: {EQ \O(x,¯)} x¯ Type Alt + F9 to display the characters instead of the Field Codes. 
September 26th, 2008, 10:38 AM  #5 
Joined: Jul 2008 Posts: 895 Thanks: 0  Re: Math Symbols for phat and xbar?
Using MathType: 
April 9th, 2012, 01:38 PM  #6 
Joined: Apr 2012 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Re: Math Symbols for phat and xbar?
I got a better result by adding "\s" to superscript the caret. EQ \O(X,\s\up2(ˆ)) Also, if you are using mac OS X like me, the alt command won't work. Instead, just use the menu Insert > Field..., and then to edit inline, right click and select "Toggle Field Codes". But (of course) whenever possible, save your time & happiness and use LaTeX. 

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