# Using braces to label parts of an equation

Given an equation, say Bayes' rule,

\$P(X \mid O) \propto P(X)P(O \mid X)\$

how do I label the different parts of the equation using curly braces?

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Ah braces, that what they're called. A Google search to "latex moustache" didn't lead me to \overbrace –  Paul Nov 3 '14 at 21:30

I think you're after the \underbrace and \overbrace commands, which you could use as

\$\underbrace{P(X \mid O)}_{p_1} \propto \overbrace{P(X)P(O \mid X)}^{p_2}\$.

Which results in:

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