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Julia Erickson
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I have a question concerning the alignment of the comma in the exercise below. We know that the comma moves to the top line, but where should the comma be placed vertically when the top line is shorter? Does it go at the end of the top line of the equation as shown in example (a) or is it placed outside of the equation using transcriber grouping signs as shown in example (b)? Technically the comma is not part of the equation.

We realize that if a Nemeth Code terminator were to be used in a similar situation the comma would go after the terminator aligned vertically outside of the equation.

37. If f(x)= {█(x for x ≤1@1/x for x>1,)┤then ∫_0^e▒sin⁡〖x dx〗 =

0
3/2
2
e
e+1/2

(a)
#CG4 ,IF _% F(X)

.K .,(X ,'= X "K: #1, ,'!N
.,(?1/X# ,'= X .1 #1

!;0^E"SIN XDX .K =
(,A) #0
(,B) ?3/2#
(,C) #2
(,D) ;E
(,E) E+?1/2# _:

(b)
#CG4 ,IF _% F(X)

.K .,(X ,'= X "K: #1 ,'), ,'!N
.,(?1/X# ,'= X .1 #1,')

!;0^E"SIN XDX .K =
(,A) #0
(,B) ?3/2#
(,C) #2
(,D) ;E
(,E) E+?1/2# _:

We would greatly appreciate your input as to this query. Thank you for your time and advice

#30579
kdejute
Moderator

Thank you for the question. I am having trouble interpreting the example and sample transcription you included. Could you attach the print as an image? And could you perhaps attach the sample transcription as a BRF?

#30582
Julia Erickson
Participant

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#30587
kdejute
Moderator

Thank you, Julia.

Your option A (with the comma at the end of the top line of the equation and no enlarged transcriber's grouping symbols used) is correct. This is the case because the "then ..." is a continuation of the sentence rather than a comment to the spatial arrangment.

–Kyle

#30601
Julia Erickson
Participant

Thanks, Kyle.

Warm regards,

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