{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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amsmath align within list

In the code below, the equation within the itemize environment is too wide for the page, but I don't get an overfull hbox warning (which I find annoying because it's sometimes useful to know exactly ...
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How to align five equations on three lines, e.g., 2-2-1, with the last equation centered?

I'm trying to use the alignat environment to arrange five equations on three lines as follows: two equations on the first line, two equations on the second line (aligned with those of the first ...
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How to align 'implies that' symbols neatly in equation array

The following is an equation array I have: \begin{eqnarray} \Rightarrow\eta_t &=& \eta_x(\omega \eta-(\varphi_x)_s) + (\varphi_y)_s\notag\\ \Rightarrow\eta_t\,(\varphi_y)_s &=& ...
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Aligning elements in set

How can I create a set with aligned elements? Example: I tried using align but it does not align as nicely as in the example. \begin{align*} &P = \set{ &A &\rightarrow &a | ...
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How to correctly format (and align) a LaTeX proof?

I'm new to LaTeX and I'm trying to figure out how to correctly format a proof. Can someone show me a basic template for how to do this? The part I am having the most trouble with is creating new ...
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How can I align at relation symbols within a cases environment?

I have used the following code in LaTeX - \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{table}[H] \centering \begin{tabular}{c|c} \hline { $X=y+z$} & { ...
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How to align piecewise functions?

I have two piecewise functions defined like this: \begin{align*} \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} i = x^2 + y^2 \\ j = a^2 + b^2 \\ \end{array} \right. \\ \left\{ ...
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Align matrices problem

I have an equation of matrices and I want to align the dimensions of the matrices below the equation of matrices. However, I produce something very ugly. Can someone advise how to make it look better ...
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How to align only some equations in an align environment?

Here's what I got: \begin{align*} P[E_{m}] &= P[m] + P[2m] + P[3m] + \dots \\ &= \frac{1}{\varsigma(s)} \langle m^{-s} + (2m)^{-s} + (3m)^{-s} + \dots \rangle \\ &= \frac{1}{\varsigma(s)} ...
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How to force equation to be closer to the sum operator?

I would like to know if it is possible to force the equation to be closer to the operation sum? When there are a lot of subscript under the sum operator, it tends to pouch the equation to the right, ...
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Multiple alignments

If I have a string of equations whose equal signs are aligned and one of the equations is too long and needs to span multiple lines, how do I create a second alignment. For instance, in the following ...
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Errors when trying to define a custom align environment

I'm currently trying to create a custom environment with its own counter. \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{report} \usepackage[fleqn]{amsmath} \newcounter{grammarcounter} \newenvironment{grammar}{ ...
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Glossaries in Align Environment

Using glossaries commands in align environment seems to screw up the tag alignment. How can I use gls{...} commands in align environments without the tag position being altered? Consider the ...
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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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\left and \right in equation across multiple lines [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Left/Right across multiline equation Could someone explain why I can't get the left and right commands to work correctly code: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to left align a set of equations.

I wanted to left align a set of equations. I've tried the solution provided in aligning to the left. It worked. But, I wanted to have a single equation number for the entire flalign in order to refer ...
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How do I rescale an align environment on a beamer slide?

I'm trying to resize an equation on a beamer slide to make it larger. However, the usual approach of using \scalebox doesn't seem to work: \begin{frame} \scalebox{2}{ \begin{align} x &= y\\ y ...
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Label one line in a begin align*

I have the following block of TeX: \begin{align*} m_n^+ = \dfrac{1}{n}\sum\limits_{k=N+1}^{n} =& \dfrac{1}{n}\sum\limits_{k=N+1}^{n}\left(a_k-L+L\right) \\ ...
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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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How to organize labels when there are too many equations?

I'm writing a moderately long text using LaTeX, and it's great to be able to organize chapters, sections, appendices, and everything else almost automatically. One thing has been bothering me though. ...
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Align text equation and math equation

How do align an textual equation with the mathematical expression under it? Some text before Sum = Summand + Summand * Factor of Eternity x = a + b * ...
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Is there a way to set character align in the preamble

So I haven't been able to find an answer to this and sorry if it's actually simple and I'm kind of an idiot for not finding a solution but I can't find anything in any of the wiki's for the align ...
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Horizontal alignment across nested aligned

Is there a way to left align the first 2 rows with the last one? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{equation*} \left\{{\begin{aligned} &\left.{\begin{aligned} &A+B=X\\ ...
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Underbrace multiple math lines

I have to underbrace multiple lines in an align-environment with one brace. Meaning something like \begin{align*} A ={}& B + \underbracemultiline{C + D + E \\ & + F + G \\ & ...
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Phantom and Align Environment

Is there any way to 'phantom' text within the align environment? I have the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align*} \phantom { a & = b \\ ...
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Why does the `&` reset grouping?

In this answer, I used \tikzmark to mark the extent of a typeset piece of text, so I could draw changebars next to it. But it initially seemed that the changebars "disappear" with math-mode content. ...
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Error in align environment - runaway argument? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Blank lines in align environment \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[version=3]{mhchem} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \begin{align*} \ce{K_a} ...
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Delimitershortfall in align environment

Can you explain why the \delimitershortfall cannot be modified inside a align environment? This is a MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} ...
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Altering fontsize in equations globally

I am trying to typeset all formulas in an article using \small font. If I use \DeclareMathSizes{9}{8}{6}{4}, then the size of in-line math in regular text is also changed. However, I want to redefine ...
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How to reduce hspace between columns in align environment

With the following MWE, I have 2 columns: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align*} 4 &= 4 && \text{yes}\\ 0 &= 0 && ...
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Vertical space before and after align environment

I am wondering if it is possible in LaTeX to generally adjust the spacing before and after math in the align environment from amsmath. From the Mathmode-guide (by Herbert Voss) I gather that ...
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Revtex's tensor macro interferes with nested amsmath split and align environments

I've encountered a strange collision between RevTeX and AMSLaTeX. If I nest a split environment inside an align environment, it works as it should, but then the next time I use the RevTeX \tensor{} ...
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Spurious horizontal space in the aligned environment

If you compile what's below, you'll observe a slight horizontal misalignment between the equations of aligned versus align. Is there a way to avoid that? \documentclass[fleqn]{book} ...
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How to avoid this undesired horizontal space?

In the following output, why do I get the undesired space before the (, and how to get rid of it globally? Here is my code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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Align successive equations through the entire document

I am fairly new to TeX and need to create my math assignment with TeX. I have succeeded aligning all my calculations with the use of \begin{align*} and \intertext{}, however in my document i have ...
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Aligning the right parts in multiple \begin{cases}

Is there an intelligent way to left-align the parts right of & of the two cases environments shown below (if x >= 0, otherwise, if y < 0, otherwise). I wonder if there is a better way than ...
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Measuring align

From what I read it seems that align environments are processed twice: the first time for measuring, the second time for actual typesetting. My question is whether one can get access to these ...
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How can I use an align environment flush left?

Is there a way possible to imitate the align environment for math mode commands, without having all writing being placed toward the center on the output page? MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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What is wrong with defining \bal as \begin{align}?

I'm trying to define two commands \bal and \eal instead of inserting \begin{align} and \end{align} in my document, but in the code below, I'll get some errors. What is wrong with it? ...
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What's the difference between align and align*?

After some brief searching I can't find the difference between align and align*. Google summarily ignoring the * is making it harder I think. Can you tell me the difference between these two? ...
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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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Align the length of two nodes inside a matrix

I wanted to create a node with vertical and horizontal parts. So after some searching I found that I can achieve this by using a matrix. I tried the code below: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to break long equations while keeping alignment?

I have the following long equations: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{displaymath} \begin{aligned} (\chi_1|\chi_1) ...
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Equation number with an apostrophe

I am writing two equations in an align environment: \begin{align} x^2+y^2=z^2, \\ x^2=7, \end{align} I would like the first equation to be labelled with e.g. (1.1) and the second equation to be ...
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Big \sum instead of small \sum in array environment

\begin{align*} \begin{array}{c} \min \: A = \min \: \sum_{i\in B} C_i \\ \\ \min \: D = \min \: \sum_{i\in B} \pi_i \cdot F_i \end{array} \end{align*} See http://i.stack.imgur.com/TFIfY.png for an ...
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aligned environment of amsmath vs array environment

Today I found out the existence of the aligned environment of the amsmath package. However, I can't see the advantage of using it instead of the array environment from the example provided in ...
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Workaround for align without using amsmath

I'm preparing a manuscript for a journal that demands a style file (copernicus2.cls) that's not compatible with amsmath. I want to display some aligned equations, but the lack of amsmath means I can't ...
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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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How can I align this equation?

I want to align this equation. I tried \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{fourier} ...
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Equations and defining equation variables

I have a main equation that should be numbered and now I want to define the variables of the equations which may contain another set of equations. For example please have a look; code: \begin{align} ...