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  • 5 years ago

whats the difference between parenthesis and brackets

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  1. anonymous
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    woman, look it up on google

  2. anonymous
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    im looking

  3. anonymous
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    ok do that

  4. anonymous
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    brackets are generalized parenthesis. for example, () are called parenthesis. () are also called brackets. [] are called square brackets. {} are called curly brackets.

  5. anonymous
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    i know that much but when do i use what?

  6. anonymous
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    i know what they are i just dont know when i am suppose to use them

  7. anonymous
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    Use wikipedia always before posting your questions here. I am doing the same thing you would have done had you searched for brackets. Brackets have a lot of different uses in a lot of different fields of math. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bracket_%28mathematics%29

  8. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    you cycle thru the brackets to keep things "in order" :) you tend to use (), then [], then {}, then (), then [], then {} or some such menagerie

  9. anonymous
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    Yes, we use brackets mostly to make the equations readable and to define clear distinctions between one portion of the equation and the other.

  10. anonymous
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    when graphing?

  11. anonymous
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    you can use any brackets you like as long as you are consistent. we generally use (2,5) to define the point x = 2 and y = 5 in a graph.

  12. anonymous
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    right got that but when you graph y+3<7 y=4 <-----) or <-----] how do i know which to use

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