{align} is an environment provided by math packages that permits multiple related equations to be aligned at a common reference point, usually a sign of relation. For general question about aligning document elements, use {horizontal-alignment} or {vertical-alignment} instead.

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Problem with beamer's \pause in alignments

I have the following code, (edit:) now without aligned. \documentclass{beamer} \mode<presentation> { \setbeamercovered{transparent} } \begin{document} \begin{frame} \[ \begin{cases} ...
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Nesting subequations within align

subequations seems to only work outside environments such as align and equation. What if I want to preserve the alignment of the equal signs using align while also would like subequations numbering ...
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Make align* number the last equation

I am using the align* environment to write equations expanding several lines. I would like to define a command sequence in the preamble, such that the last equation of this block will always be ...
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Best Pattern For Adding Commentary in align Environment? [duplicate]

I've been using the align environment to line up equations in proofs/explanations/etc and I like to place parenthetical commentary for each step, similar to the code below: \documentclass{article} ...
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problem using option fleqn in amsmath package

I'm using the following code. What should I do if I don't want the fixed indent from the left margin of my page? ‎ \documentclass[‎fleqn,oneside‎]{article}‎ ‎\usepackage{amsmath}‎ .... \begin{align} ...
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What's the right space to right the alignment of a right aligned align environment?

As Hilbert would have put it, had he lived in the TeX-era: No one shall expel us from the Paradise that AMS has created. and one aspect of that paradise is release from the tyranny of eqnarray ...
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Centering in the \align* environment

I'm using the \align* environment from the amsmath package. How can I center one of the lines inside the environment? In the following example, I want to the \vdots to be centered, instead of ...
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Custom glossary environment improvement

This is a followup question about the code provided by Nicola Talbot in this question: Automated generation of equation key TL;DR: Defines new environment alignglos which can be used to wrap ...
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How to make formulae take equal vertical space in the align environment?

Consider the following code: \begin{align} f_1(x) &= \frac{15x}{3} \\ f_2(x) &= 3x + 5 \\ f_3(x) &= 4x + 13 \end{align} This produces three lines where the first line takes up more ...
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Align Equations Over Multiple Tabular Rows

I'm trying to set up a table with some equations in it, however I would like the equations on multiple rows to be aligned properly. So far I have \begin{tabular}{cc} \hline \multicolumn{1}{l}{Header ...
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Two column align environment with one line spanning both columns

Is there a good/correct way of making an align environment with one line spanning multiple columns? At the moment I'm using a hack like the following, but I feel that it's probably not the best way. ...
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What would be the appropriate technique for typesetting a “where” list of variable specifications after an equation?

I'm often finding I need to lay out an equation in a manner resembling the following source: \begin{align*} x = y + z \end{align*} where $y = $ the value of $y$; $z = $ the value of $z$. ...
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Different space between \align and \equation

Why produce the align and the equation environment different space between the text. And what can I do, that it have the same? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Long ...
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Different spacing around equation and align

In my document, I use align and equation, depending on the length of the equation. They are spaced differently, as you can see on the picture below. I read that comments in the empty lines would ...
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Align equations inside tabular

How can I align equations inside tabular? I want to place few lines of equation by side of the picture. But it turns out that I cannot use \& in order to shift equals signs to be one under ...
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Align to center

I want to align some equations to the equal signs, so I wrote this: \begin{align} -3z &=-9\\ z &= 3\\ -3y-3*3 &= 3\\ y &=-4\\ ...
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Multiline equation with LHS alone on first line?

I would like my multiline equations to look like this: Left-hand-side of my equation = right-hand-side number 1 = right-hand-side number 2 = etc. I know there is a simple way to do ...
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Adding multiple paragraphs between aligned equations

Some people have asked about how to add multiple paragraphs (when \intertext and \shortintertext no longer work), a fix was proposed by Peter Grill here: He wrote: My first thought was to hack ...
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Multiple Alignment in equations

The following equations need to be aligned in two spots. If I use the align* environment then the second column of alignment is pushed to the right edge of the page. I googled this and saw that ...
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Aberrant vertical spacing with {align} and friends?

Consider documents with the following preamble: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} Question #1. Why do we get bad alignment with the following code? \noindent ...
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Highlight an equation within an align environment with color option

I'd really like to do exactly what's being asked for in this question: Highlight an equation within an align environment, but with the ability to change the color when I call it, so that I could have ...
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Using \left( & \right) around amsmath's align delimiter (“&”)

I want to align equations (using the align environment from the amsmath package) inside matching \left( and \right) commands. For example: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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In Lyx, align text inside a float caption

I'm trying to align a legend inside a table caption, so that the colons are vertically aligned. I can do it with the align ambient outside of the caption, but if I use the same code inside the caption ...
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Align all equal signs in the document

Is there a way to align all the equal signs in all equations all over the document? I write a theses (scrbook) and like all equal signs to line up. At least in a chapter if not possible for the whole ...
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How can I use multline within an align environment?

I've been looking around and I know that there are possibilities to mimic the multline environment within the gather or align environments, or by using multlined but not in a way that I like, I think. ...
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AMS align: Left aligned text/math plus multicolumn align

This question is basically a combination of two previous posts: Adding left aligned text to an equation. and AMS align / Align multiple “=”, too much space (the latter being my own question). What I ...
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Two columns of equations, aligned and just one number per column

I'm writing a two-column document, and I want to display two sets of large equations floating at the top. Each equation set should be aligned within the same column, and only the two top equations ...
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Error message because of eqnarray, footnotes, tables or caption?

I know this is not a minimal example, but I have to have this much code, in order to create my error. I had this error already several times and I cannot get rid of it?! I don't know where the problem ...
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Specify number of columns in brqalign

Some time ago David Carlisle wrote an awesome brqalign function in this answer: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/51543/4011. See the cited code below. How to modify the brqalign environment such that ...
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Aligning plain `align` and `cases`?

The cases environment works very well for enumerating cases within a large left bracket. I'd like to be able to combine it with the align environment so that equals-signs and conditions also line up: ...
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columns/alignment with itemize

I'm trying to make alignment points in a list environment. The following code gives me an error, but it almost compiles to what I want, just missing the bullet points. I must be misunderstanding ...
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AMS Split inside AMS Align

I'd like to have multiple lines inside a single align cell like so: \begin{alignat*}{1} = & \begin{split}x+\\ y\end{split} \end{alignat*} But I get an error like: \end{alignat*} \An extra ...
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Alignment across nested aligned environments

I have a list of equations with annotations like the one below: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align} aaaa &= 1 &&\text{for $X$} \\ bbbb &= ...
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Using align in beamer with overlays

How can I get the align environment to play nicely with beamer overlays? As a simple example I would like \begin{align*} a = \frac{bc}{c} \end{align*} on the first overlay and then ...
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Correct usage of \ifmmode

Seems that there is some subtlety in using \ifmmode that I am not aware of. For some reason, using: \newcommand{\hlcodeA}[1]{\ifmmode\else\small\fi\texttt{\hilight{#1}}}% is not quite identical ...
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Left-justify with align on “=” in align environment

I searched the tex.stackexchange archives for an answer to this question but couldn't find one. I assume it's a common question, however. I often want to align text similar to the poly environment in ...
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In align environment, how can you label some (but not all) of the equations?

I know that the align environment labels all the lines, while the align* environment labels none of the lines. Is there a way to have the align environment label only some of the lines? For example, ...
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How to align terms in alignat environment

These are my math equations. To enhance readability, I'd like the third column to be aligned around the + sign; that is, I wish to place some horizontal blank in front of $n\mathbf{A}_0$ (not ...
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Ignoring specific ampersand formatting on a specific line of an align block

I want to typeset a number of equations with some alignment constraints, but I want to partially ignore them on certain lines. An example formatted text might look like the following when it's ...
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Place table based on position of column break

I have a table with two columns of different widths. I want to place my table in my page such that the line between the two columns falls on the center of the page. If the columns were the same size ...
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\mbox does not draw a box inside align*

\mbox doesn't work inside align*: \begin{document} \usepackage{mhchem} \begin{align*} \ce{K_w} &= \ce{[H3O+][OH^-]} \\ -\log \ce{K_w} &= -\log ( \ce{[H3O+][OH^-]} ) \\ -\log ...
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How to number two equations as one

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Aligned equation which can break through pages [duplicate]

I'm writing long sequences of aligned math equations, and LaTeX interprete them as single, unbreakable objects... which is Ok if the equation is nowhere near the end of the page. Q: Is there a way to ...
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Aligning tikz picture within text

I want to align my tikz within a text. A sample can be seen at the second picture in the following link: Image courtesy from http://www.echoecho.com/htmlimages08.htm This is my trial: ...
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alignat problem

Whenever I try to use the alignat environment, it doesn't seem to work on my computer! I tried the following simple code (my file had \usepackage{amsmath}): \begin{alignat}{3} \min \quad x_1 ...
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Aligning polynomial terms

In LaTeX align, I'm struggling to align polynomial terms and assume there's an easy way to do it. But I cannot find the simple/elegant solution. What I would like is something like this: x1 + x2 ...
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Aligning numbering in a system of equation so it's centered

In the following code ... $\begin{cases} 2y+4x=9 & \text{(I)} \\ 3x-2x=10 & \text{(II)} \end{cases}$ ... I want the (I) to be centered above (II). Right now they are aligned above each ...
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Equations inside enumerate aligned on item's number

If I type \begin{enumerate} \item \begin{align*} eqn 1 eqn 2 \end{align*} \end{enumerate} the label will appear on the first lines and the equations will ...
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Horizontal alignment within an equation using Tikz

I am trying to center horizontally the first terms of a system of equations inside the alignat environment. I don't know if Tikz is the right way to go, but as I might have to add some other ...
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Compute remaining horizontal space in align environment

I use align* often and sometimes it is preferable to add text to the right hand side of an equation instead of using \intertext, or \shortintertext, which tends to interrupt the math flow. This is ...