# Large Delimiters

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}

\begin{document}

\begin{align}
$\left{ \frac{(-1)^{n}}{n} \right}_{n=1}^{\infty}$
\end{align}

\end{document}


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

• You have to use \left\{ instead of \left{. Also, use \right\} instead of \right}. – Thomas F. Sturm Mar 24 '14 at 12:23

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