# Additional Latex Help needed (easy)

• Aug 20th 2008, 10:14 AM
cmf0106
Edited Again:

$\displaystyle =\frac{2(3x-1)\sqrt[3]5(3x-1)}{x^2}$

5(3x-1)needs to all be under the radicand, any suggestions?
• Aug 20th 2008, 10:29 AM
Jhevon
Quote:

Originally Posted by cmf0106
Edited Again:

$\displaystyle =\frac{2(3x-1)\sqrt[3]5(3x-1)}{x^2}$

5(3x-1)needs to all be under the radicand, any suggestions?

use { } brackets

to get $\displaystyle \frac{2(3x-1)\sqrt[3]{5(3x-1)}}{x^2}$ you must type $$\frac{2(3x-1)\sqrt[3]{5(3x-1)}}{x^2}$$
• Aug 21st 2008, 08:23 AM
Soroban
Hello, cmf0106!

Generally . . . If a symbol is to affect (enclose) a group, use braces.

\sqrt 2x+3 . .$\displaystyle \sqrt 2x+3$ . . . . . . \sqrt{2x+3} . .$\displaystyle \sqrt{2x+3}$

10^2x+3 . .$\displaystyle 10^2x+3$ . . . . . . .10^{2x+3} . .$\displaystyle 10^{2x+3}$

\overline AB . .$\displaystyle \overline AB$ . . . . . . . .\overline{AB} . .$\displaystyle \overline{AB}$

\overrightarrow AB . .$\displaystyle \overrightarrow AB$. . . .\overrightarrow{AB} . .$\displaystyle \overrightarrow{AB}$

\widehat AB . .$\displaystyle \widehat AB$ . . . . . . . .\widehat{AB} . .$\displaystyle \widehat{AB}$