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This is best explained by example. Suppose I have the following:

\[
    \begin{align*}
    C_3 \rightarrow 6 automorphisms\\
    C_4 \rightarrow 8 automorphisms\\
    C_5 \rightarrow 10 automorphisms
    \end{align*}
\]

How can I get the word "automorphisms" to display as if it were not enclosed by the brackets?

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Use \intertext{automorphisms} or if you want it in text mode simply use \text{automorphisms}. –  azetina Oct 7 '12 at 19:14
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Perhaps this is what you want? Using the \text command from amsmath:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}

\begin{document}

\begin{align*}
    C_3 &\rightarrow \text{$6$ automorphisms}\\
    C_4 &\rightarrow \text{$8$ automorphisms}\\
    C_5 &\rightarrow \text{$10$ automorphisms}
\end{align*}

\end{document}

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No fair ;) good one. –  azetina Oct 7 '12 at 19:17
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@GonzaloMedina: Sorry to nit pick but why go into text mode only go right back into math mode -- wouldn't it make sense to only have the text in \text{}? :-) And move the numbers before \text{}? –  Peter Grill Oct 9 '12 at 18:25
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I would regard the "6 automorphisms" as a sentence fragment. Putting it all in \text then gives it the usual spacing of a sentence. –  Andrew Swann Oct 9 '12 at 19:10
    
@PeterGrill you're not nit picking at all ;-) Andrew Swann has answered in the meantime. –  Gonzalo Medina Oct 9 '12 at 19:20
    
@AndrewSwann: Ok, that is probably a better way of looking at it. –  Peter Grill Oct 9 '12 at 19:23
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