# could someone tell me what is wrong with this bit of latex

#### DeusAbscondus

##### Active member
$\left( \text{The ones you see were done by use of}$
$\text{perpendiculars}\r)$

$$\left(\text{The ones you see were done by use of perpendiculars}\right)$$

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#### Fantini

MHB Math Helper
Re: could someone tell me what is wrong witht this bit of latex

I can't see the problem, other than the fact that perhaps you should have ended it with a
Code:
\right)
Code:
\r).

#### Jameson

Staff member
Re: could someone tell me what is wrong witht this bit of latex

$\left( \text{The ones you see were done by use of}$
$\text{perpendiculars}\r)$

$$\left(\text{The ones you see were done by use of perpendiculars}\right)$$
$\left( \text{The ones you see were done by use of} \text{ perpendiculars} \right)$

When you use "\left(" you must also use "\right)" in the same bit of code, if I understand our Mathjax version of Latex correctly. In your original post you've separated these parts by ending the initial \$and beginning a new \$. If you drop this part then the code works fine. As Fantini said, you should use \right) instead of \r) as well. To see what code I've used in this post then simply quote my post.

#### DeusAbscondus

##### Active member
Re: could someone tell me what is wrong witht this bit of latex

$\left( \text{The ones you see were done by use of} \text{ perpendiculars} \right)$

When you use "\left(" you must also use "\right)" in the same bit of code, if I understand our Mathjax version of Latex correctly. In your original post you've separated these parts by ending the initial \$and beginning a new \$. If you drop this part then the code works fine. As Fantini said, you should use \right) instead of \r) as well. To see what code I've used in this post then simply quote my post.
Okay, thanks Jameson, Fantini: much appreciated.
I think I was neglecting or overusing a gap somewhere by the looks of it.

Regs,
Deus Abs