# When mixing LaTeX and markdown in this example, is it possible to create a correct inline solution?

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Disclaimer: Something of a cross post, please notify me if this is not valuable.

In an answer to a stackoverflow question the following was a suggested solution:

title: "sample"
output: pdf_document

• \usepackage{booktabs}

{r sample, echo=FALSE, results='asis'}
library(knitr)
library(xtable)

t1 <- kable(head(mtcars)[1:3], format = "latex", booktabs = TRUE)
t2 <- kable(head(mtcars)[4:6], format = "latex", booktabs = TRUE)

cat(c("\\begin{table}[!htb]
\\begin{minipage}{.5\\linewidth}
\\caption{}
\\centering",
t1,
"\\end{minipage}%
\\begin{minipage}{.5\\linewidth}
\\centering
\\caption{}",
t2,
"\\end{minipage}
\\end{table}"
))


However, it appears the backticks are printed above and below each table.

Is it possible to escape these backticks in the LaTeX but not the markdown? \ before the backticks throws an error, and the backticks are required to not render r t1 as text instead of the desired table. What have I missed to render the tables, but not the backticks?
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This seems to be constructing a string output and then passing it to LaTeX to render. I was curious if I could modify this to be an inline solution similar to this:

\begin{table}[!htb]
\begin{minipage}{.5\linewidth}
\caption{}
\centering,
r t1,
\end{minipage}%
\begin{minipage}{.5\linewidth}
\centering
\caption{},
r t2,
\end{minipage}
\end{table}


However, it appears the backticks are printed above and below each table.

Is it possible to escape these backticks in the LaTeX but not the markdown? \ before the backticks throws an error, and the backticks are required to not render r t1` as text instead of the desired table. What have I missed to render the tables, but not the backticks?