# [LON-CAPA-users] large formulas

**Lars Jensen
**
lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org

*Wed, 2 Apr 2003 17:13:21 -0800 (PST)*

On Wed, 2 Apr 2003, Guy Albertelli II wrote:
>* > <font size="+2"><m>\[\frac{\pi}{42}\]</m></font> should work to get
*a
>* > large displaystyle formula.
*>*
*>* While this fails to work, this seems to do a reasonable job:
*>* <m>\[\frac{\Large \pi}{\Large 42}\]</m>
*>*
*
Actually latex adjusts the font size in formulas according to the
paragraph in which they are placed. For example if the the font size
of the paragraph is huge, the formulas are similarly adjusted. Here is
an example:
{\huge This is a huge in-line formula \( a = b. \) Here it is in display:
\[
a = b
\]
}{\huge \par}
As you notice, the display formula doesn't come out in increased size -
this is a tth bug. The in-line math comes out large as it should.
Also if you view the dvi file of the above, both display and inline math
comes out large as it should.
Lars.
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