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When I put an equation in a tabular, it gets vertically compressed. How do I prevent that?

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Put \displaystyle inside your \( \) or $ $.

Added: The issue here actually has nothing to do with tables (unless I'm missing something). It's just about inline as opposed to displayed math.

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Correct addition. I take the opportunity to add the mathmode tag. –  Stefan Kottwitz Aug 19 '10 at 17:19
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Actually, I think it does have something to do with tables. It does not seem possible to put $$x^2$$ for instance in a table cell. –  Reb.Cabin Aug 19 '12 at 6:35
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