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

DeusAbscondus

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Jun 30, 2012
176
$\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

"Read Euler, read Euler." - Laplace
MHB Math Helper
Feb 29, 2012
342
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)
instead of
Code:
\r).
 

Jameson

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Staff member
Jan 26, 2012
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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
Jun 30, 2012
176
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