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How to vertically align underbraces

I am trying to balance underbraces in the equation below, how can I ensure that both underbraces at the same depth? \begin{equation} y = \underbrace{ \left [ x^2 + r^2 (a^2+\frac{a^{0.3}}{b}) ...
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How to change the style of the braces around equation numbers in the align-environment

I would like to change the braces in the align-environment from the normal braces ( ) to rectangular braces [ ],
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Index unmatched braces in LaTeX

I am trying to make the following work \documentclass{book} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex \begin{document} \chapter{One} \section{One} Let us try to index the characters '()'. \index{()@()} \\ Let ...
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system of equation without the brackets? Possible?

Hi can i make a system of equations like the one below \[ \systeme{2y+4x=9, 3x-2y=10} \] But WITHOUT the bracket (braces) behind the equations?
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consistent math font size in a formula

I have a math formula, having three underbraces, enclosing three expressions, with explanations below each brace, explaining what that quantity is. Since these expressions, as well as their ...
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Using braces in verbatim environment

I want to put some code in a verbatim environment: \begin{verbatim} data _≥_ : Nat → Nat → Set where ge0 : {y : Nat} → y ≥ zero geS : {x : Nat} {y : Nat} → x ≥ y → suc x ≥ ...
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pass to \geometry{} options using a macro - keyval error

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{geometry} \newcommand{\GeomOpts}{a4paper,vmargin={3cm,3cm}} \geometry{\GeomOpts} \begin{document} \end{document} Because of the braces in \GeomOpts its ...
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Big braces both on left and right of column or array

I'm trying to type a column with seven elements and some vertical big braces on its left and right. The code I use is \[ \begin{array}{rcl} & \Gamma & \\ \multirow{3}{*}{$\mathcal{D}_3 ...
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How to draw vertical brace right side of a vertical line with node?

I want to draw the following figure (with a node which is not shown). I obtained this with the following code: \begin{figure} \begin{center} $\left.\begin{array}{rr} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw ...
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How to make the this brace bigger? “}”

here is my code: \begin{equation*} \left . \substack{ 2 \beta_{r,j}^{(l)} = \beta_{r,j}^{l-1} + \beta_{R+r,j}^{(l-1)} \epsilon_{m}^{j} \\ 2 \beta_{r,m+j}^{(l)} = ...
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Underbrace in denominator with () [] {} (howto)

I would like to put an underbrace correctly under the denominator of a expression but what I get is wrong because of the (). Alternatively I create another line in the text ...
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Using Tikz in a figure, can I draw braces between nodes and control spacing between brace ends and the nodes?

This question is related to Draw curly braces in TikZ. Is there a way of making the solution more general for when you wish to use node names to define the end points? To illustrate, I've made a ...
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How can I use curly braces provided by YandY Mathtime in a MathtimePro2 doc?

I'm using MathTimePro2 as my math fonts in my documents, so how can I replace curly braces such as \lbrace, \rbrace, \underbrace, \{, \} etc provided by MTP2 to ones given by YandY MathTime? Thanks.
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Using a big brace over multiple lines - multiple lines left of it

I am super helpless, I wanna do the following: Mathmode, 2 lines on the left, a brace over both (using array) and than I wanna have 3 lines on the right. A small example: \begin{align*} \left. ...
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Align sequence with curly bracket and half row shift

Can anybody tell me how to rewrite these equations: There are curly brackets and half row shift and I don't know how to write it in align (eqnarray) environment.
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braces over matrix

I want to make an overbrace and a side brace on my matrix in order to indicate its size. How can I achieve that. \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 1 & 0 & .& . & . & 0 & 1 \\ 0 ...
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Texmaker: How to “type through” closing brackets, braces, and parentheses?

I'll start by saying that my recent experiences using Python 3.3 (a programming language) have prompted me to question the potential of my favorite way to "TeX" something using Texmaker. In Python, ...
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Combining unicode-math fonts: Problems with \underbrace [closed]

I switched to XeLaTeX and unicode-math a while ago. I really like the possibility to combine different fonts for mathematical symbols. But now I run into trouble by combining the \underbrace command ...
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Changing the size of the braces from the cases environment

I have created the following picture using the cases environment. For this picture I have two questions. 1) I would like to limit the size of the braces created by the cases environment to ...
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Tikz Braces On Top of Image [duplicate]

I am trying to produce the following result: I've never placed tikz objects on images. Any help would be appreciated.
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Left brace including several lines in eqnarray [duplicate]

How is it possible to make a brace and have something like this in a eqnarray block?
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How can I use a curly brace together with subequations? [duplicate]

The code \begin{equation} \begin{cases} x+y=2 \\ x-y=0 \end{cases} \end{equation} produces two aligned equations, with a curly brace to the left. I want to refer to the individual equations, and ...
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Splitting a command syntax across a \newenvironment definition

This question is a direct follow-up to the question Can a \newcommand Definition Contain Braces as Substitution Text? I asked yesterday. The following example is once again a counter-intuitive one, ...
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Can a \newcommand Definition Contain Braces as Substitution Text?

The following example is completely counter-intuitive, but I need this in a bigger definition I'm not including here. \newcommand{\openbrace}{{} I need this to start a nested scope. Is this ...
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Right curly bracket around text

The following code will produce some text enclosed by a right curly bracket and to the right of it some other text saying that is the same meaning. Now, I would like to have the text aligned to the ...
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Non-nested underbrace/overbrace [duplicate]

How to create underbrace/overbrace structures such that one is not strictly nested within the other? E.g.:
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Braces on either side of a list

I want to create this: The following code does this, but produces a number of overfull hbox and vbox statements in the log -- how can I get rid of those? On the other hand, if there is a better ...
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How to put a brace and a title?

I would like to put a brace between the Q_s and Q_d of the following diagram \begin{tikzpicture}[domain=0:5,scale=1,thick] \usetikzlibrary{calc} %allows coordinate calculations. %Define linear ...
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How to adjust the blank space between the top of the left curly brace and the contents?

I want to type a system of equations delimited by the left curly brace. And I tried using the \left{ with aligned, and cases, and array, and numcases. But there are some difference between the results ...
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Missing $ inserted - did I make something wrong? [duplicate]

Im writing a paper using Latex and I get repeatedly this "! Missing $ inserted. $ l.92 ?" error. Its only in two passages and I don't see any obvious mistake I made. The code is: ...
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Asymetric curly braces TikZ [duplicate]

How can I draw asymetric curly braces in TikZ? I have the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz, pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[ >=stealth,] \draw ...
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Brackets around matrices in TikZ

I'm writing a custom package for labeled matrices using TikZ. I noticed an inconsistency in TikZ. This is best illustrated with the following MWE: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Differences in vertical positioning of superscripts and subscripts depending on grouping (`{ }`): Why? Caveats? Workarounds?

This question about {(x+y)}^2 vs (x+y)^2 drew my attention to the slightly different vertical positioning of super- and subscripts for such expressions. Compare (x+y)^8_8 (left) and {(x+y)}^8_8 ...
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cannot scale curly brace

In follow up to my previous question, I wanted to align two arrows and put curly braces around them. The following works fine \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=2cm,centering]{geometry} ...
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Latex Curly braces grouping arrows

I'm creating a communication diagram. The desired effect is to have the following in a box: Alice Bob ...
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\{ & \} vs \lbrace & \rbrace

So, what is the difference in using \{ and \} to using \lbrace and \rbrace? Which one is preferred, and when one has to take care?
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How can I calculate the length of the longest word in a node?

I would like to create an inline brace command \inline{} for xelatex using TikZ. The difficult part is calculating the text width for the node without hardcoding it into the tikzpicture environment. ...
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Whole word as a macro argument when macro called without braces

I have a macro: \newcommand{\sEmph}[1]{\textbf{\textcolor{NavyBlue}{#1}}} Then I can do: Some text is in \sEmph{blue}, and some in black. with this result: But if I omit the braces only the ...
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Overbrace in lstlisting of Scala code

I want to add an overbrace to some text in a Scala code listing (using lstlisting). \begin{lstlisting} object TypeClass extends FooParMain { def newApp(args: Array[String]) = new FooParApp { ...
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Brace spanning multiple rows in a table and horizontal alignment

I'm a beginner trying to do an brace inside a table, that is spanning multiple rows. I assume the best way to achieve this is to do a two-row tabular environment, with an array environment for the ...
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{(x+y)}^2 or (x+y)^2?

This expression is just an example, of course. My question is: should one always specify the quantity being exponentiated by surrounding it with braces, or is it acceptable to drop those braces? ...
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Underbrace in Tikz

I'm trying to add an underbrace to a graph in tikz but when i compile run PDFLaTeX and View PDF, the underbrace doesn't look correct. Instead of curling down and inwards at the ends, it goes outwards ...
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too many curly brace using verbdef

I would like to create an inline verbatim text for a regular expression. The verbdef package does not like when I put curly braces into its second argument. I tried with escaping backslashes but that ...
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Bracing fraction numerator or denominator to the left or right

I have a fraction with further fractions in both the numerator and denominator. I wish to label the fractions in the numerator and denominator with braces to the right. I would like these braces to ...
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Using simple, MathJax-compatible TeX to put enclose a matrix in braces

I was trying to explain the identity matrix over at Math StackExchange and I wound up using the following. $${\bf I_n} = \underbrace{ \left.\left( ...
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Unnecessary braces versus speed compilation process

Could the use of many unnecessary braces speed down the compilation process? I'm asking because I use many many alert commands, defined by \def\alert#1{\textcolor{red}{#1}} So when I want to ...
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Straight Braces

Can I make a variant of Latex Braces? In some equations system, I'd like to use a left brace like in this picture:
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Labeling non axis parallel braces in tikz

Given two points, the following code draws a brace connecting them and labels it. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,decorations.pathreplacing} \begin{document} ...
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Should I put the name of a new command in braces? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do people use unnecessary braces? In so far as I know, the open and close braces around the command name for \newcommand{\commandname}{...} versus ...
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Using xy-pic, how do you label an arrow with a curly brace that spans the length of the arrow, and can be offset arbitrary distances?

I'm trying to figure out how to label the arrows with curly braces that span the length of the arrow, and to make it all very pretty. More specifically, I'm trying to make ...