# left-justified text in the same line as the beginning of \align equations [duplicate]

I want to start a line with something easy as "a)" as left-justified text. But I want to have the beginning of \align equations on that same line. But, of course, if I use the \align order it jumps automatically in a new line and starts there with the first equation. Is there a way to work around this?

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## marked as duplicate by barbara beeton, Marco Daniel, percusse, Stephan Lehmke, cmhughesSep 2 '12 at 18:49

You could put the a) in the align anvironment via \begin{align} \text{a)} <mathcontent> \end{align} –  Tom Bombadil Sep 2 '12 at 17:45