Given the following equation --

How can the parenthesis -- (. . . .) -- around fraction be made larger so as to encompass the entire fraction?

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- May 15th 2010, 07:49 PMDeanSchlarbaumParenthesis Around Fraction - How Make Bigger
Given the following equation --

How can the parenthesis -- (. . . .) -- around fraction be made larger so as to encompass the entire fraction? - May 15th 2010, 08:31 PMdwsmith
- May 15th 2010, 09:06 PMSoroban
Hello, DeanSchlarbaum!

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Given the following equation: .

How can the parenthesis (. . . .) around a fraction be made larger?

[math ]\pm**\left(**\frac{1+i}{\sqrt2}**\right)**\;=\; \sqrt{i}[/math ]

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This works forsize fraction:*any*

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[math ] \left[ \frac{\dfrac{1}{4}+\dfrac{2}{3}}{5 + \dfrac{1}{2}} \right] [/math ]

- May 16th 2010, 12:16 AMOpalg
\left and \right are certainly very useful. But they sometimes make parentheses that are larger than you really want. For example, there are situations where something like might be improved by writing it as , or even , using \biggl and \biggr (or \Bigl and \Bigr) instead of \left and \right.