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I want to write a mathematical statement which also has to be numbered. For example :

The function f is bounded (1.1)

However, the align environment does not work. Any hints?

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Welcome to TeX.sx! I have a hint: Please add a minimal working example (MWE). For a quick advice: Look into amsmath documentation for the command \text. – yo' Mar 1 '13 at 12:32
What number should it be given? Will it share the numbering with equations? With theorems? Where should the number be placed? – egreg Mar 1 '13 at 12:33
Could you provide an minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem? I don't quite understand, why align won't work and what you're trying to accomplish. – Ronny Mar 1 '13 at 12:33
Share numberings with equations. The above number is an example. – John Mar 1 '13 at 12:34
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This should work:


\text{The function $f$ is bounded}

The text will be centered and numbered. The label allows you to refer to the line later with \ref{eq:whatever}.

(Edited to incorporate commenters' changes.)

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Ok, this is what i needed. Thanks @Ethan Bolker. – John Mar 1 '13 at 12:37
you might also consider using \eqref if you want the xref to be enclosed automatically in (always upright) parentheses. – barbara beeton Mar 1 '13 at 13:40

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