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I'd like to know if it is possible switch between the leqno and reqno options in the same document keeping the numbering of the equations. Namely i use the reqno option (default for amsmath and the standard article class), but i want that some equations are numbered by the left side (as if I had relied the leqno option) and the others no.

I'd like a commands as \leqnomode and \reqnomode to change the position of \tag in anywhere of the document.

Is this possible?

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Here you go:

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\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[leqno]{amsmath}

\makeatletter
\newcommand{\leqnomode}{\tagsleft@true}
\newcommand{\reqnomode}{\tagsleft@false}
\makeatother
\begin{document}

\begin{align}
  f(x) &= ax^2 + bx + c \\
  g(x) &= dx^2 + ex + f
\end{align}

\reqnomode

\begin{align}
  f(x) &= ax^2 + bx + c \\
  g(x) &= dx^2 + ex + f
\end{align}

\end{document}
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What are these \makeatletter and \makeatother? –  Enthusiastic Student Oct 16 at 16:04
    
@EnthusiasticStudent: They are required when using @ symbols in macros. See What do \makeatletter and \makeatother do? –  Werner Oct 16 at 16:41
    
Is there a similar way of doing this with equation environment? –  Mappi Dec 13 at 18:00
    
@Mappi: I can't see a way to achieve that right now. A work-around is to use align, even though it has only a single equation and doesn't require any form of alignment. –  Werner Dec 13 at 19:22

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