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I format my equations with an array to have them look nicer. I also use the \left( and \right) for brackets. One part of the equation is too long and needs to be splitted into two lines. This is my try so far

x & = & \left( … long term… \\
& & … long term … \right)

But this gives me the error missing \right. There is defenely no other missing \right) involved. If I remove the first \left and last \right it works, but I still want to keep my adjusted brackets. How to solve this?

marked as duplicate by David Carlisle, barbara beeton, Zarko, user13907, egreg Dec 3 '15 at 18:36

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  • take a look at Linebreak between \left and \right – barbara beeton Dec 3 '15 at 17:28
  • Note that array is designed to typeset arrays/matrices your example of &=& suggests you are using it for multiline equations, the spacing will be incorrect for that, far better to use align from the amsmath package. – David Carlisle Dec 3 '15 at 17:30

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