# Fixing formatting by removing MathJaX formatting

This answer is not entirely readable as two "\$" signs are interpreted as a MathJaX block and the formatting is messed up. I tried to fix it by replacing "$115" with "\$115" but got validation error that my edit should be at least 6 characters long. What are my options here to fix the answer? ## 1 Answer Done, thanks for bringing this to our attention! The escape code for MathJax Tex and LaTex is \ or a backslash in front of the dollar sign $, so what I did is replace all the dollar signs when used as currency signs with \\$. More is explained in the MathJax Tex and LaTex documentation in the "TeX and LaTeX math delimiters" paragraph.

Alternatively, any formatting by the Stack Exchange hypertext parser can be escaped by either using inline code blocks encapsulated within backticks   or a complete code block by starting the line with four space characters (but that's not really suitable for this case). More info about formatting tricks can be read in the Markdown Editing Help.

To bypass the minimum change requirement, the easiest trick is to simply insert a few HTML encoded non-breaking space characters (&nbsp;`), either at the end of the text, or by replacing the already existing spaces. It's a hack, so don't tell anyone. ;)