The clearest way to clearly show what I want is using an example:


I am looking for the Latex syntax that gives me the stuff on the right-hand side of the equation.

  • What did you type for the left-hand side? It's the same thing. :-) – Matthew Leingang Jun 20 '13 at 15:37
  • @MatthewLeingang is it? I typed something like \displaystyle\int^4_0 2x+1\ dx. I couldn't find any information on this when searching for "square brackets integration latex" – nebffa Jun 20 '13 at 15:51
  • Probably the best start point for learning LaTeX is not Google... – karlkoeller Jun 20 '13 at 16:03
  • @karlkoeller obviously you should not start with google, you should start with xkcd – David Carlisle Jun 20 '13 at 16:25
  • @DavidCarlisle What are you trying to say? – karlkoeller Jun 20 '13 at 16:31
  • Funnily enough, as I was unsuccessfully searching for how to do this on Google - your name came up in a citation for your name in 1999 came up on some pdf. Thanks :- ) – nebffa Jun 20 '13 at 15:52
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    @nebffa probably because David Carlisle is one of the best contributors in the LaTeX world! – karlkoeller Jun 20 '13 at 16:00
  • It works but the square brackets aren't tall enough. They should be the same height as the integral symbol itself. – Björn Lindqvist Mar 15 '17 at 22:55
  • @BjörnLindqvist better to ask a new question than leave a comment on a years old one, but your comment seems strange actually. The integral sign is a fixed size character, but the \left[ used here will grow to cover the fraction in its content, so the exact sizes depend on the fonts being used but in general the [] will be larger than the integral as they grow arbitrarily large and the integral is fixed size. – David Carlisle Mar 15 '17 at 23:02

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