Results 1 to 10 of 10

Math Help - How do I use grouping symbols/where do I find them?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Joined
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    50

    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.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    MHF Contributor Siron's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2011
    From
    Norway
    Posts
    1,250
    Thanks
    20

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

    (modified)
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    Member
    Joined
    Oct 2010
    From
    Heart of Winter
    Posts
    115
    Thanks
    1

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

    I think your looking for the 'Latex Help' sub forum.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Joined
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    50

    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...
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Joined
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    50

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

    Quote Originally Posted by skoker View Post
    I think your looking for the 'Latex Help' sub forum.
    Cool, I posted my post following yours before I realized you'd responded. Thanks.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  6. #6
    MHF Contributor

    Joined
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    18,966
    Thanks
    1785
    Awards
    1

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ingersoll View Post
    (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.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Joined
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    50

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

    (2 \sqrt{x+4}+2)^2
    Last edited by Ingersoll; July 12th 2011 at 11:45 AM.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  8. #8
    MHF Contributor

    Joined
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    18,966
    Thanks
    1785
    Awards
    1

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ingersoll View Post
    (2 \sqrt{x-4}+2)^2
    Use [tex]...[/tex] and not [tex]...[/tex]
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Joined
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    50

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

    I think I got it. Cool.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  10. #10
    Member
    Joined
    Oct 2010
    From
    Heart of Winter
    Posts
    115
    Thanks
    1

    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.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Replies: 10
    Last Post: August 5th 2012, 12:11 PM
  2. Use grouping symbols to make the statememt
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: September 20th 2009, 10:02 PM
  3. A website to help you find LaTeX symbols
    Posted in the LaTeX Help Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 10th 2009, 01:15 PM
  4. Grouping Symbols
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: October 15th 2008, 09:52 PM
  5. Grouping symbols help?
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: February 1st 2007, 06:49 AM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum