{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 questions about aligning document elements, use {horizontal-alignment} or {vertical-alignment} instead.

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Using tikz command inside tikzpicture environment (alignment problem)

This is a followup question to Expandable nested boxes with TikZ. When using the \tikz command inside the tikzpicture environment, the positioning of the contents is altered. Here are the two ...
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Force aligned equation (all the way) to the left?

How do I force the following aligned output all the way to the upper left (right next to the enumerated list item)? I still want the 2nd and 3rd lines to be aligned with it's above equal sign. ...
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Equation Alignment With Steps

I'm trying to show all of the steps for solving a linear equation like this: \begin{aligned} -4(6x - 5) & = 188 \\ (-4*6x)+(-4*-5) & \\ -24x + 20 & = 188 \\ -20 & = -20 \\ -24x & ...
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How to align a set of multiline equations

I am trying to align a set of long equations, that are themselves align environments as most of them are spreading on multiple lines. Currently I just have a sequence of align environments, with ...
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Alignment of equals sign in multiple align environments

I have multiple align environments in my document, separated by a small paragraph of text: \begin{align*} foo &= something very very long compared to the other align \end{align*} explanation ...
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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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How do I get this strange alignment?

I would like to get a nonstandard alignment in the following code: \begin{align} \text{First left hand side} & = \text{First right hand side} \\ \text{Second left hand side} & = ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Aligning different parts of an equation with certain spots in the line above

I am trying to get certain parts in the second line of an equation to line up with certain parts in the first line. For example, X=AAA+BBB+CCC = a + b + c where here I am wanting the lower-case ...
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\underbrace and align environment

I want to typeset a proof and want to emphasize what I do in each step e.g. by underbracing an equal-sign when I substitute a variable. In addition I also want to align equal-signs in every line. ...
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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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Confusing missing $ [closed]

Can anyone help with this. I'm not sure at all what I'm doing wrong but i get an error Missing $ inserted. $ on the 2nd line with c)\ The rest of the text works fine and there are ...
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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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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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Defining a command for amsmath's align environment

I'd like to define a shorthand command for \begin{align*} and \end{align*}. When I write \newcommand{\ba}{\begin{align*}} it works fine. But when I write \newcommand{\ea}{\end{align*}} ...
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How to align multiple symbols for a long equation?

\documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{xfrac, array, tabu, multirow, graphicx, setspace, dcolumn, tikz} \usepackage[fleqn]{mathtools} %the argument for d specifies the maximum number of decimal ...
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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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\marginpar and \begin{align}

I want to use \marginpar directly beside a formula within a \begin{align} statement. I tried: \begin{align} E^2 \end{align} \marginpar{Not correct} but the 'Not correct' statement is written ...
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Center a column in align

I have the following type of code in my document: \begin{align*} (-m)+m & \stackrel{\mathrm{Ax 1.1 (i)}}{=} m+(-m)\\ &\stackrel{\mathrm{Ax 1.4}}{=} 0 \\ I want to align on the = ...
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Align-environment: Align on the left side

Why doesn't the following code align the two equations in the middle? It does only if I remove the alignment on the left. \begin{align*} &ABC &= ABC - AB\\ &ABCD &= ABC - ...
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Automatic equation numbering in LyX

I would like to create automatic numbering of equations in LyX. when I entered \renewcommand\[{\begin{equation}} \renewcommand\]{\end{equation}} for the "equation" environment it worked. However, ...
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aligning split equation

I am new to Latex ;) I split my equation like this: \begin{equation} \begin{split} \tilde{m}=P\tilde{M} \\ \quad = K(R^1R^2R^3t) \begin{pmatrix} X \\ Y \\ 0 \\ 1 \end{pmatrix} \\ \quad= ...
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Align in Substack

\sum_{\substack{n=1\\n\neq i}}^N Using \substack to add multiple lines as subscripts of a sum does not make them aligned on the equal / not equal symbol. I found some answers to this problem, like ...
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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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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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Break Large Equation Between Parenthesis Using Multline

I have a very large equation that I need to write in multiple lines, but multiline is not working between parenthesis. This is my LaTeX code: \begin{multline} e^{-y \lambda_n} \left( ...
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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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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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What does a double ampersand (&&) mean in LaTeX?

I've seen several answers that use the double ampersand, but I can't figure out exactly what it does. I tried this out: \begin{align*} \frac{3x + y}{7} &= 9 & \text{given} \\ 3x + y ...
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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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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 ...