## How to make a bracket?

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### How to make a bracket?

Hello! I am taking an Advanced Functions and Modeling course which makes use of OpenOffice.org Math, but I can't figure out how to enter in number 5 on this worksheet. I can't figure out how to make it a single bracket as well as having a space in the bracket.

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Gregor

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### Re: Specific Question

This is fairly close:

`f(x) = left lbrace matrix {   2{x} # if x < 1 ##   x+1  # if x >= 1 }right none`
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### Re: How to make a bracket?

Try (for example)

left lbrace stack {2x+3y=8#3x+2y=7} right none

The braces {} are used for grouping - look at the difference between a^b+c and a^{b+c}.
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