# Math Help - Geometry Distance Problem

1. ## Geometry Distance Problem

Hi all, there's a geometry question I need help with, but first I need to know two things, sorry I'm still rather new to this forum, don't have everything all figured out yet.

First, how do you put an entire figure around in parenthesis, such as:

x2-x1, y2-y1
2 2

My 2's will probably move furthest to the left, but imagine that they are under the 2 figures. I just don't know how to put that entire thing in parenthesis, other then changing the size of the parenthesis to make it fit around the figure, but i've tried that and it doesn't work like I've seen other people do it.

Secondly, I have no idea how to make a square root sign

I need the answers to these two questions before I can even ask my question, kind of bizarre.

Thank you all,
Rocker 1414

2. Originally Posted by Rocker1414
Hi all, there's a geometry question I need help with, but first I need to know two things, sorry I'm still rather new to this forum, don't have everything all figured out yet.

First, how do you put an entire figure around in parenthesis, such as:

x2-x1, y2-y1
2 2

My 2's will probably move furthest to the left, but imagine that they are under the 2 figures. I just don't know how to put that entire thing in parenthesis, other then changing the size of the parenthesis to make it fit around the figure, but i've tried that and it doesn't work like I've seen other people do it.

Secondly, I have no idea how to make a square root sign

I need the answers to these two questions before I can even ask my question, kind of bizarre.

Thank you all,
Rocker 1414
Hello Rocker1414

You can refer to the LaTex Help section of the forums. We have LaTeX tutorials and other information in there.

For example you use the LaTeX code \sqrt{3} to output $\sqrt{3}$

However, when you use LaTeX, you need to use the  tags.

--Chris

3. Thank you very much Chris L T521, I'll go there now and figure out how to do that, thanks again.