## LaTeX forum ⇒ Math & Science ⇒ Sideways dots help

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peaches2165
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### Sideways dots help

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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peaches2165
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:03 pm
I see my dots didn't come out right. I need three dots going on an angle towards the left.

Thanks,
Nancy

Stefan Kottwitz
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Hi Nancy,

the mathdots package provides \iddots for this.

This is how you can do it yourself:

\documentclass{article}\newcommand*{\rddots}[1]{\cdot^{\cdot^{\cdot^{#1}}}}\begin{document}$x^{x^{\rddots{x}}}$\end{document}

Stefan

peaches20
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Thank you for this. Where do I post kudos?

Peaches