Add \overline to Math to Basic Math Equation Editor

Idea created by Whitney Zimmerman on Oct 23, 2016
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    I am resubmitting part of an idea that was proposed last month by Glenn Johnson, Place x-bar and p-hat on the Equation Editor toolbar.

     

    I teach introductory statistics and one of the most common symbols that we use is an x with a bar over it, the symbol for a sample mean.

     

    Currently, this symbol can only be created in the advanced equation editor:

     

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    This requires knowledge of LaTeX.  The vast majority of my students are not statistics majors so they have no experience with LaTeX and it's really extraneous to the course so I don't want to spend too much time teaching it to them.

     

    It would be awesome if the \overline function was added to the basic equation editor which is easier for students to use.