LaunchPad > Why are parentheses in the Equation Editor sometimes red?

Document created by Digital Support on Jan 25, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Apr 14, 2017
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When you are using the Equation Editor to submit your answers, the system tries to give clues when something is wrong. Note the parentheses below are not at the same level, and so remain red. (NOTE THE RED PARENTHESES)

When the system detects parentheses that are closed, then they are shown in black. It is an indication that the input is viewed by the system as acceptable. (NOTE THE BLACK PARENTHESES)

Examples of how the system will evaluate the input with balanced and unbalanced parentheses: