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### Exercise: Spivak's torture test

Use LaTeX to typeset
the following monstrosity, which
is described by Michael Spivak in his book *The Joy of
TeX* (second edition, page 123, Exercise 18.11) as "a
virtual mine field of potential typing
errors." Use `\newcommand`

to define macros to simplify
the typing.

Here are two stylistic points to keep in mind.

In compound fractions, the second-level fraction tends to
be too small. If you type the second-level fraction as
`\displaystyle\frac`

instead of `\frac`

, it will be
bigger. (If you `\usepackage{amsmath}`

, then you can
type `\dfrac`

instead of `\displaystyle\frac`

.)

To get parentheses that adjust themselves to the size of
the enclosed material, use `\left(`

and `\right)`

instead of just `(`

and `)`

.

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