letter sign Home › Forums › Nemeth Code for Math and Science › letter sign This topic has 7 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 5 years, 2 months ago by Traci. Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total) Author Posts June 15, 2015 at 11:12 am #11796 crepemyrtleParticipant x-coordinate of M = 9/2 Do you braille it as you would if it were "M =" and omit the letter sign ;x-coordinate of ,m .k 9/2 or as you would if it were "x-coordinate of M" = ;x-coordinate of ;,m .k 9/2 June 17, 2015 at 11:17 am #22784 kdejuteModerator x-coordinate of M = 9/2should be transcribed as follows: [simbraille];x-coord9ate ( ,m .k #9_/2[/simbraille] Because the M is next to the sign of comparison, it should not have a letter indicator. See §55.a in the Nemeth Codebook. September 5, 2018 at 4:33 pm #31899 TraciSpectator Nemeth: (no UEB) Question - if you had: Subtract ab from both sides. Would you have ab with a letter indicator in front of the a? How can you isolate w? Would the w have a letter sign or no? You can rewrite the right side as two terms, c = x−a−ab−a,.... etc. Is there a letter sign in front of the c or no? I know this is probably a basic question but I just want solid clarification on it. I think I find an answer but then I'm not sure. Thank you! September 5, 2018 at 4:47 pm #31903 TraciSpectator Consider the equation m−n = 4p. Do not use letter indicator on the m because it is attached to -n and it's next to the equal sign, correct? 🙂 thanks again. September 5, 2018 at 11:36 pm #31909 kdejuteModerator Thank you for checking in 🙂 If you're transcribing in Nemeth Code (with EBAE), no UEB: "Subtract ab from both sides." An English Letter Indicator should precede the short-form letter combination ab "How can you isolate w?" An English Letter Indicator should precede the single letter w (and a punctuation indicator should precede the question mark that follows this variable). "You can rewrite the right side as two terms, c = x−a−ab−a,…. etc." An English Letter Indicator should not precede the c because it is immediately followed by a symbol of comparison. "Consider the equation m−n = 4p" An English Letter Indicator should not precede the m because it is part of the unspaced mathematical expression m−n Sections 25 and 26 of the Nemeth Code are super relevant to your questions. They can be a little "wordy," but they cover some important Nemeth/EBAE overlap. Again, thank you for checking in. And thank you for your questions. –Kyle September 6, 2018 at 11:25 am #31910 TraciSpectator Awesome - I think I only forgot the punctuation mark before the period - so I was close! Thank you again! I have the yellow "An Introduction to Braille Mathematics" and it's wording can be a bit confusing. Nemeth Code for Mathematics & Science Notation, 1972 Revision. Is this the manual you are referring too? I probably need to print it as I prefer searching and making notes in actual print form - not e-form. September 8, 2018 at 12:55 am #31929 kdejuteModerator The book whose sections I referenced is the Nemeth Code itself, also known as “the green book.” More information about it (and other code books & resources) is here (that is a link) and on BANA’s website. Nicely done! –Kyle September 8, 2018 at 7:24 pm #31931 TraciSpectator Thanks - I did order that book last week - I thought I had it but it may have been at the school I last worked at! Thank you! You are very helpful! 🙂 Author Posts Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total) Everyone is free to read the forums, but only current NBA members can post. Become a member today. Click here to Login and return.