Putting Brackets around fractions LATEX

1. Dec 15, 2008

NoobixCube

I can't seem to make the brackets cover the full fraction when stating a differential, namely

(\frac{df}{dt})

Any tips?

2. Dec 15, 2008

D H

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

\left(\frac{df}{dt}\right)

$$\left(\frac{df}{dt}\right)$$

3. Dec 15, 2008

NoobixCube

By the by, what do you mean by macros?

4. Dec 15, 2008

D H

Staff Emeritus
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++).

5. Dec 17, 2008

NoobixCube

Awesome thanks :)