# Automatically resizing brackets [duplicate]

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Using amsmath, is there a command I could add in my preamble so that brackets automatically resize as appropriate?

I would like to be able to type ( and ) and for this to do the same as \left( and \right). Is this possible?

## marked as duplicate by Werner, Stefan Pinnow, Kurt, Zarko, CarLaTeXJan 6 '18 at 6:33

• in most cases it is best to avoid \left\right and use fixed sizes such as ( or \bigl( for example you would never want \left(x\right) as left-right makes a mathinner with additional horizontal space – David Carlisle Jan 6 '18 at 1:14