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How can I match the font of an equation to a Sans Serif font? I am using the following code.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[margin=1in,headheight=5\baselineskip,headsep=1\baselineskip,includehead]{geometry}


\usepackage[scaled, mono=false]{libertine} 
\renewcommand*\familydefault{\sfdefault} %% Only if the base font of the document is to be sans serif
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\begin{document}
\section*{Sans Serif Font along with equation and formula}

\noindent How can I put my equation between dollar signs, e.g., \verb|$E=mc^2$|, and get an output which matches a Sans Serif font? 

\noindent Here is the result of \verb|$E=mc^2$|: $E=mc^2$

\end{document}

Here is the output.

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well, not all fonts have a math support. I think that Euler matches Libertine reasonably: add \usepackage{eulervm} into your preamble and see whether you like it or not. –  yo' Aug 13 at 6:53
    
Is it just me who reads the title as my kingdom for a horse? Free association is weird. –  percusse Aug 13 at 9:53

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Use the sansmath package.

The package is designed to offer sans-serif mathematics in the absence of proper sans maths fonts.

The package’s name could be misconstrued: there was an ambition to do the job for “non-standard” sans fonts (as indicated by the value of \sfdefault), but the only good results have been with Computer Modern and cmss.

To use the package, add \usepackage{sansmath} to your preamble, and then use the \sansmath command in any maths environment when you want to switch to a sans-serif font.

If you want this applied to every maths environment in your document, you can use \sansmath in your document preamble.

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It did not work for me. I get the same result, no change. –  A2009 Aug 13 at 6:40
    
However, that's a poor man's solution... –  yo' Aug 13 at 6:52
    
@tohecz: I liked the look of the sansmath's result more than \usepackage{eulervm} after I got sansmath to work by using \sansmath{$E=mc^2$} but you know sansmath is kind of inconvenient as I have to put in in front of all the equations. The solution you suggested is very convenient but the look is different. –  A2009 Aug 13 at 7:23
    
@A2009 I've edited my answer to show you how to avoid having to put \sansmath in front of every equation. –  ChrisS Aug 13 at 9:18
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@A2009 Answer updated so that it actually works. –  ChrisS Aug 15 at 1:56

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