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Sideways dots help

Postby peaches2165 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:33 pm


Hi,

I am working on an equation and need the symbol

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How does one go about make that symbol. I am working in
\documentclass[12pt]{article}

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Postby peaches2165 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:42 pm

I see my dots didn't come out right. I need three dots going on an angle towards the left.

Thanks,
Nancy

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:19 am

Hi Nancy,

the mathdots package provides \iddots for this.

This is how you can do it yourself:

  1. \documentclass{article}
  2. \newcommand*{\rddots}[1]{\cdot^{\cdot^{\cdot^{#1}}}}
  3. \begin{document}
  4. \[
  5. x^{x^{\rddots{x}}}
  6. \]
  7. \end{document}


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