Mathematics and writing are two *very different* subjects; therefore, it can be hard to seamlessly transition from one to the other in a technical report or other document. When including a mathematical expression in your writing, it is important to keep several things in mind.

First of all, short expressions should not be broken at the end of a line. Space out the lines so that the expression will begin at the beginning of the next line, or center it on a line by itself. If a longer expression needs to be divided, break before the +, -, or =.

Parenthesis, brackets, braces, and summations marks should be the same height as the numbers and/or variables they include. All letter symbols should be italicized whether capitalized, lower case, exponent, or subscript.

Connecting words of explanation such as *where *should be set flush to the left on the same line as the equation or a separate line.

*x+y=z*

Where:

*x*=your report

*y*=Peak Science Communications

*z*= Success