# Thread: How do I use grouping symbols/where do I find them?

1. ## How do I use grouping symbols/where do I find them?

It's been awhile since I've been here; I've looked around for the section on how to use the proper symbols but I can't seem to find them... a lot like my algebra skills. At any rate if someone could direct me to them so I can provide coherent and readable questions, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

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3. ## Re: How do I use grouping symbols/where do I find them?

I think your looking for the 'Latex Help' sub forum.

4. ## Re: How do I use grouping symbols/where do I find them?

(2√(x-4) +2)^2 Is this easily readable? I got it from my Microsoft Office program. It's a little clunky and not as crystal clear as I'd like it to be.

x=(-2±√(2^2-4(5)(2)))/(2(3)) I tried to copy and paste this made up quadratic eq from word; it looked nice in the Word document but yeah...

5. ## Re: How do I use grouping symbols/where do I find them?

Originally Posted by skoker
I think your looking for the 'Latex Help' sub forum.
Cool, I posted my post following yours before I realized you'd responded. Thanks.

6. ## Re: How do I use grouping symbols/where do I find them?

Originally Posted by Ingersoll
(2√(x-4) +2)^2 Is this easily readable? I got it from my Microsoft Office program. It's a little clunky and not as crystal clear as I'd like it to be.
So why not learn to post in symbols? You can use LaTeX tags
http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...ial-19060.html

Here is an example:
[TEX] (2\sqrt{(x-4) +2})^2 [/TEX] gives $(2\sqrt{(x-4) +2})^2$
That is a bit more typing but the payoff is enormous. It is so helpful to be able to easily read and understand.

7. ## Re: How do I use grouping symbols/where do I find them?

(2 $\sqrt{x+4}$+2)^2

8. ## Re: How do I use grouping symbols/where do I find them?

Originally Posted by Ingersoll
(2 $\sqrt{x-4}$+2)^2
Use $$...$$ and not $$...$$

9. ## Re: How do I use grouping symbols/where do I find them?

I think I got it. Cool.

10. ## Re: How do I use grouping symbols/where do I find them?

when you do an expression in latex you put the whole thing inside the TEX expression... \TEX. not just the part with the root. it is easier to type it that way and it looks much better then what you did up there. and for more complicated expressions it really is unavoidable.