I am stuck with a LaTeX glitch! I am making an exercise on sequences and series. I have to write down an expression for the general form of a sequence for which I need large delimiters. I tried various ways but it did not work.

Here is a minimal example.

\documentclass[a4, 14pt]{extarticle}


 \[ \left{


I tried $$ .... $$, \[ ... \], and \begin{align} ... \end{align} but all returned errors on compiling. I don't know how to fix this!

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    You have to use \left\{ instead of \left{. Also, use \right\} instead of \right}. Mar 24, 2014 at 12:23

1 Answer 1


You should type \left\{ and \right\} instead of \left{ and \right{, since { is a special symbol of TeX.


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