I need to nest a couple of underbraces. It works perfectly fine if nested inside-out:

  \underbrace{2 + \underbrace{2 * 2}}


expression / short brace / long brace

However, I would rather like to have it outside-in, something like this: (pardon my art)

expression / long brace / short brace

How can I order those braces this way?

1 Answer 1


With array:



\underbrace{2+2\cdot2} \\


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Sorry, but I can't stand multiplication denoted with an asterisk.

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