I decided to start a university computing course. The first modules are a brush-up of maths. I'm just writing my assignment and decided to do it in LaTex (as opposed to simply a pen and paper

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I'm using TexMaker

(pdfeTeX,Ver 3.141592-1.21a-2.2(Web2C 7.5.4)(format=latex 2009.6.9)

and don't know anything about (La)Tex.

I've google enough to get started. So far my document looks as follows:

Code:

p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; } \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\begin{document}
\title{Assignment *****************)}
\author{me me \\
student no.}
\date{October 2009}
\maketitle
\textbf{Question 1}\\
\\
a) Solution:\\
first line of equation \\
second line of equation\\
a = $\frac{6-4b}{2}$\\
6($\frac{6-4b}{2}$) + 3b = 16
\end{document}

I figured out that any maths functions (ie. \frac{}{}) must be enclosed with dollar signs. The problem I've got is that whatever is in the 'maths' mode is slightly smaller than normal font. How can I increase it?

Thanks a lot