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Putting Brackets around fractions LATEX

  1. Dec 15, 2008 #1
    I can't seem to make the brackets cover the full fraction when stating a differential, namely


    Any tips?
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  3. Dec 15, 2008 #2

    D H

    Staff: Mentor

    You need to tell LaTeX that those parentheses are around the fraction. One way is with the left and right macros:


  4. Dec 15, 2008 #3
    Thanks loads!
    By the by, what do you mean by macros?
  5. Dec 15, 2008 #4

    D H

    Staff: Mentor

    All of those things preceded by a backslash in LaTeX are macros. LaTeX, unfortunately, is a macro language rather than a functional or procedural language. The term 'macro' goes back to the earliest days of computer programming. Some languages (e.g. C and C++) still provide a macro processing capability (#define in C/C++).
  6. Dec 17, 2008 #5
    Awesome thanks :)
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