[LON-CAPA-users] long division symbol

Todd Ruskell lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 10 Jul 2007 21:35:28 -0600


Looks like your best bet is something like this:


It's not quite a closed curve above the \big), but it is pretty close.
I suppose you could also try \bigg) instead to see what happens.  I got
best results with the image display.


Jay Sullivan wrote:
> Is there a way to get a long division symbol to display correctly on the
> screen? For example if I want to represent long polynomial division,
> like x+5 divided into x^2+4x+5.
> Copy and paste from mathtype gives be the following code:
> <m>\[x + 5\left){\vphantom{1{x^2  + 4x +
> 5}}}\right.\!\!\!\!\overline{\,\,\,\vphantom 1{{x^2  + 4x + 5}}}\]</m>
> However, it is not displayed correctly on the screen. I get something
> involving " \vphantom" rather than the curvy part of the division symbol.
> Suggestions most appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Jay

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