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MultiLine Formula (formatting w/brace)

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  • Subject: [mg45524] MultiLine Formula (formatting w/brace)
  • From: "Bruce W. Colletti" <bcolletti at>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 02:15:35 -0500 (EST)
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Re Mathematica 5.0.

In a text cell, I want to write a piecewise function...

f(x) = 5x, x < -2
         7x, x in [-2,3]
         6x, x > 3

...displayed with a lefthand side big curly brace that covers all lines 
top-to-bottom, together with centering the "f(x) = " on brace-center.

How would I do this?  I've put the righthand side into a 3x2 table and 
using the BasicTypesetting palette, choose the curly brace button.  This 
nearly works except that righthand side "blank lines" destroy the 
otherwise perfect look.  The problem persists when I change brace size 
(using Format/Size).

Any ideas?  Thanks.


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