# [LON-CAPA-users] long division symbol

**Todd Ruskell
**
lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org

*Tue, 10 Jul 2007 21:35:28 -0600*

Jay,
Looks like your best bet is something like this:
<m>\[x+5\overline{\big)x^2+4x+5}\]</m>
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.
Todd
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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