learning wordpress latex

$latex\sqrt{x}\$

clearly this is not working… okay, I’m just trying to type a square root of x without going to codecogs for my code block…

how about…
[latex]sqrt{x}[latex]

nope. Okay, do I even have Jetpack with MathType installed? IDK.

I’ve got all these great news ideas and problems for/about probability and counting… but need to work out my mathtype so I don’t have to go to a website or create images for my equations. Stand by…