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I want a Greek letter mu in between the text and when I write


in my .tex file, it prints on a single and separate line. How can I print it in between the text?

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\[\mu\] is display math and $\mu$ or \(\mu\) are inline math. You want the latter ones. By the way, you can mark your code with backticks rather than *. – Manuel Apr 13 '14 at 11:48
Yes, thank you, it works for me perfectly :) – Muhammad Toseef Apr 13 '14 at 11:52
@Manuel That explanation would be useful in an answer. – doppelgreener Apr 13 '14 at 13:45
@JonathanHobbs isn't it enough with the accepted answer? – Manuel Apr 13 '14 at 15:55
up vote 14 down vote accepted

The command \[\mu\] is a short version of


which is normally used for longer formulas. If you want to typeset (short) formulas like μ, you should use the inline-math mode, i.e.

This is an example text containing the greek letter $\mu$.
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I want to write in between the text and equation print it on the new line. However $....$ works perfectly. thanks – Muhammad Toseef Apr 13 '14 at 12:01

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