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I would like to be able to produce something like this with Mathjax:

bracket

i.e. two values bracketed together, one value on its own in the middle and two more values bracketed together.
Does anyone know the way?

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The following:

$$\left.\begin{array}{c} 5\\ 6 \end{array} \right] \quad 2\quad \left[\begin{array}{c} 1\\ 2 \end{array}\right.$$

is produced by

$$\left.\begin{array}{c}
5\\
6
\end{array}
\right] \quad 2\quad \left[\begin{array}{c}
1\\
2
\end{array}\right.$$

You can make the number smaller and/or add space by including blank lines, e.g. $$\left.\begin{array}{c} 5\\ \\ 6 \end{array} \right]\quad 2\quad \left[\begin{array}{c} 1\\ \\2 \end{array}\right.$$ just adds a blank line in the middle of the two arrays.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks very much (+1) The first version is ideal. $\endgroup$ – Peter Phipps Jan 15 at 21:56
  • $\begingroup$ @PeterPhipps: I trust you understand what the commands are doing, so that you can modify it at will. If you are unsure, just let me know. $\endgroup$ – Arturo Magidin Jan 15 at 21:57
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    $\begingroup$ Mathjax has support for the optional height argument to \\ , e.g. \\[2em] adds 2em of space $\endgroup$ – Calvin Khor Jan 18 at 1:15
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It isn't pretty, but:

$$ \left. \begin{matrix} 5\\[5ex] 6 \end{matrix} \right] \begin{matrix} \\ 2 \\ \\ \end{matrix} \left[ \begin{matrix} 1 \\[5ex] 2 \end{matrix} \right. $$

$$
\left.
\begin{matrix} 5\\[5ex] 6 \end{matrix}
\right]
\begin{matrix} \\ 2 \\ \\ \end{matrix}
\left[
\begin{matrix}
1 \\[5ex] 2
\end{matrix}
\right.
$$
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