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How can I do this in google docs in equations? http://tnij.org/j55b

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Bas Braams
Bas Braams
I don't think it can be done in the new Docs equations editor (pair of equations x-y=4 and 2x+y=5 with a big left brace spanning the two). Lots of related elementary things also cannot be done. An equation cannot span more than one line; a multi-line equation has to be done as two equations, breaking the structure. One can view the requested example as a single-line equation in which one component is something (x-y=4) above something else (2x+y=5), but there is no facility to put something above something else except with a line in between. Here one would want in effect a displayed fraction without the line, and with the top and bottom elements left justified (or maybe lined up at the equals-sign) instead of centered. Nothing too far out, but it isn't available unless I have really overlooked something. If this thing above other thing could be constructed then one isn't there yet, because there is no facility to have a big brace except as one of a pair. The situation with the new equations editor is not a happy one even after the introduction of some basic TeX/LaTeX facilities. Some documentation is missing too; for example see [1].

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