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In the command:

\underset{t \rightarrow x}{\limsup} f(t) = \underset{t \rightarrow x}{\liminf} f(t)

I get the {t \rightarrow x} lower under the limsup then the liminf (due to the "p" in limsup).

How can I change the position of the underset?

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A tip: If you indent lines by 4 spaces, then they are marked as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "101010" on it). –  Caramdir Mar 10 '11 at 19:18
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Shouldn't that be written as \limsup_{t \rightarrow x} f(t) = \liminf_{t \rightarrow x} f(t)? Doesn't solve the problem though. –  Caramdir Mar 10 '11 at 19:23
    
I tried that first, but it placed the {t \rightarrow x} to the right of limsup. –  milcak Mar 10 '11 at 19:24
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That is usually by design in inline mode. You can override that behavior with \limsup\limits_{t \rightarrow x} f(t). –  Caramdir Mar 10 '11 at 19:27
    
Very much related: Supremum of the infimum (possible duplicate). –  Hendrik Vogt Mar 11 '11 at 7:45

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

A phantom could be useful:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}

\begin{document}

\[
  \underset{t \rightarrow x}{\limsup} f(t) = \underset{t \rightarrow x}{\liminf\vphantom{p}} f(t)
\]

\end{document}
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Yes that works thank you! Is there a general way of adjusting the position though? –  milcak Mar 10 '11 at 19:17
    
you can also use a \mathstrut in lieu of the phantom, nothing wrong with your solution either. –  Yiannis Lazarides Mar 10 '11 at 19:22
    
How does the \mathstrut work? –  milcak Mar 10 '11 at 19:23
    
@Yiannis: yes. That will also work. –  Gonzalo Medina Mar 10 '11 at 19:30

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