[OS X TeX] \makebox{} Ignorance

Manfred Braun manfred.braun at uni-due.de
Sun Jan 29 12:41:12 CET 2012

On 29.01.2012, at 14:23, Charlie Ros5e wrote:

> Gentlefolk,
> I want to produce the following lines in a document:
> 4. Given the graph of the polynomial function f
>    a. What is the minimum degree this polynomial can have?
>    b. Find a possible formula for f(x).
> But I also want to have a graphic of a polynomial placed to the right of this text. I've never used \makebox{} before but it seemed to be the thing I need. I thought I could put two \makebox{} commands on the same line (with their widths chosen wisely), put the code for the problem statement shown above into the first \makebox{} and the code to display the graphic in the second \makebox{}. Doesn't work. The text of the problem statement gets put into a single line, and I can't figure out how to break it into the multiple lines I need.
> Questions:
> 1. Is \makebox{} even the command I need for this application? 


>        If no, what *should* I use?

  your text
  your figure

the option [t] makes the minipages top aligned, if this is wanted.
> Charlie Rose
> Boulder, Colorado, USA
> Oberaudorf, Deutschland

Manfred Braun
Kempen, Deutschland
Tallinn, Estonia

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