Using Brackets

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We have already seen the use of brackets to logically identify the numerator and denominator in complicated fractions.  This is a very important use of brackets.  Brackets are also used to logically identify powers and subscripts.


All three bracket types {, [ and ( may be used interchangeably in the equation tool and the equation tool makes no distinction between them.  The equation tool does not even check to see if brackets are paired.  You are responsible for this.  If there is a fraction inside a bracket, the bracket is automatically resized.



clip0135                is entered as 3[(x-2)2+1/2]