I want to write

$\lim_{n \to \infty} \frac{1}{2^n} i\bar z$

whereby n \to \infty should be written directly under \lim.

How can this be done?

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    the subscript would go underneath in display math, you would not normally want it underneath in inline math as it has to fit in a normal baseline (compare changing $...$ to \[..\]) – David Carlisle Aug 9 '16 at 20:15

You would do

$\lim\limits_{n \to \infty} \frac{1}{2^n} i\bar z$

Which gives

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but, as David Carlisle said, that might not be what you want to do.

Hope this helps!


I agree with David, but it can be done, like this:

$\lim\limits_{n \to \infty} \frac{1}{2^n} i\bar z$
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    you left out something very important ... – barbara beeton Aug 9 '16 at 20:46
  • Haha, indeed!!! – JPi Aug 9 '16 at 21:14
  • @heather beat me by 23 seconds anyway.... – JPi Aug 9 '16 at 21:15
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    @JPi, sorry about that, though I did do a double take when I first read your answer before the edit (I even copy-pasted it into sharelatex to make sure I wasn't missing something). =) – heather Aug 9 '16 at 21:19

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