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I don't know the difference between $$...$$ and \begin{equation}...\end{equation}. What's the difference between $$...$$ and \begin{equation}...\end{equation}? \begin{equation*}...\end{equation*}?

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marked as duplicate by mafp, bloodworks, T. Verron, Thorsten, Claudio Fiandrino Apr 27 '13 at 7:42

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See (duplicate) Why is \[\] preferable to $$? and (related) Are \( and \) preferable to $? – Werner Apr 27 '13 at 7:06
Also this answer is useful. – Svend Tveskæg Apr 27 '13 at 7:08
  • $$ ... $$ is a delimiter for a numbered display equation. It should no longer be used. The recommended equivalent for this is begin{equation} ... \end{equation}.
  • \[ ... \] is a delimiter for a non-numbered display equation. It is the short version of the begin{equation*} ... \end{equation*}.
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