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Originally Posted by i_zz_y_ill Always enclose your latex code with and when you want to write 1+ characters as a power, enclose them with brackets {}
anybody know how to get the curly brackets {} to show, within: \left{ \frac{1}{2} \right} for example
Originally Posted by lllll anybody know how to get the curly brackets {} to show, within: \left{ \frac{1}{2} \right} for example Do either: [tex]\left\{ \frac{1}{2} \right\}[/tex], which gives us OR [tex]\{ \frac{1}{2} \}[/tex], which gives us Note the difference between these. The first one looks better...the second one seems odd.... --Chris
Originally Posted by Chris L T521 Do either: [tex]\left\{ \frac{1}{2} \right\}[/tex], which gives us OR [tex]\{ \frac{1}{2} \}[/tex], which gives us Note the difference between these. The first one looks better...the second one seems odd.... --Chris Better still (in my opinion), do [tex]\left\{ \tfrac{1}{2} \right\}[/tex], which gives us The textstyle fractions usually (not always) look better than displaystyle when dealing with single-digit numbers in the fraction.
Still better : [tex]\left\{\tfrac12\right\}[/tex] (that was the lazy way)
Originally Posted by Moo Still better : [tex]\left\{\tfrac12\right\}[/tex] (that was the lazy way) I think, [tex]\{1/2\}[/tex], which gives , looks better when in line.
Originally Posted by Jones ... or you can use \pmod, as in [tex]x \equiv 6 \pmod{9}[/tex], to get . Personally, I think that \pmod leaves too much space before the first parenthesis, so I put in a couple of small backspaces (\!\!), to get .
Originally Posted by Opalg ... or you can use \pmod, as in [tex]x \equiv 6 \pmod{9}[/tex], to get . Personally, I think that \pmod leaves too much space before the first parenthesis, so I put in a couple of small backspaces (\!\!), to get . Hehe, how would i get a left bracket first to indicate an equation system, (or congruence system if you like)
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