## WeBWorK Main Forum

### Re: Macros for GT LT, etc are rendered as code

by Arnold Pizer -
Number of replies: 0

Just for reference, the problem is that the macros $GTE,$LTE, etc. were designed to be used in text mode, not in math mode. In math mode, all the LaTeX macros (e.g.  \geq, \leq) are available and should be used. So when I setup the OVA and AMI images, I edited the basic macros file so these work as intended and made a note of this --- see https://webwork.maa.org/wiki/WeBWorK_2.16_Ubuntu_Server_20.04_LTS_Virtual_Machine_Image#PGbasicmacros.pl

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However this breaks problems where the author uses $GTE, etc. in math mode. If you edit the problem using \geq in place of$GTE, etc. the problem will display correctly. But is is probably easier to do what you did and hope users don't run into \$GTE, etc. being used in text mode.