{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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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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Evenly spacing aligned matrices with different elements

I have 8 vectors that I display as bmatrix in an align environment as follows: But as you can see, the first vector is slightly thinner, making the rest unaligned aswell. How can I make the first ...
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Arabic with Latin mathematical notation

I would like to write math formulas to look like the picture below: I have the following segement of code, for example \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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Left aligning equations without align character

I realise that this has been asked many times before, but no answers I've found seem to provide a solution to my question. I'd like to left align all text in an align block, in: ...
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How to horizontally align rotated text in a table?

I am trying to horizontally align text that has been rotated in a table. I want the rotated "Lorem Ipsum" and the rotated "Lorem Ipsum & Lorem Ipsum" text to be horizontally centered in the cell. ...
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Align equations with conditions

I am using the following equation with boundary conditions, I would like to position the equation centrally aligned and would like to keep the boundary condition to the right. But the equation is a ...
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Whitespace around characters

I need to wrap some of the characters with whitespace so that the terms align correctly $\begin{align*} x = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + \cdots + n \\ x = n + (n-1) + (n-2) + (n-3)+\cdots+ 1\\ \cline{1-2} 2x = ...
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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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Formula label outside of formula

I want to label a block of equations like that: The "AB" should not inflict the central alignment of the formula. I saw it a lot, but do not succeed on my own. Do I need to build boxes? I used the ...
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Scaling down all the equations using one single command?

I am about to submit an article with lots of equations in there (defined in both equation and align environments and I also have lots of inline math of course). There is a maximum page limit for the ...
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Spacing of \multline inside align (i.e. \multlined)

Related with How can I use multline within an align environment?. Consider this document: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath,mathtools} \begin{document} \begin{align*} & ...
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Multiple alignments within align environment

My minimum working example: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align} \dot{x}_2 = \dot{x}_{2,0}&+\frac{\partial f_2(x_1)}{\partial x_1} \bigg|_{x_1=x_{1,0}} ...
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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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How many times is “align” processed?

Consider the following MWE which writes the word "Cat" to a file. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \newwrite\datei \immediate\openout\datei=Beispiel.txt \begin{align*} ...
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Passing an argument with the alignment operator (&) to a macro within another aligned environment

I am trying to write macros for quickly formatting matrices in math mode. Here is a simple, working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Problem with \index in align enviroment

Please compile the following MWE. As you will then see, the typesetting of $\mu^{\otimes\downarrow n}$ in the index is strange! \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{imakeidx} ...
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How to remove parenthesis in an equation number created by \tag?

This is probably simple, but I can't figure it out. How can I remove the parentheses around a \tag in an align equation? I would like the second line (and only that) to contain [2] instead of ([2]). A ...
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Switching from equation to align changes horizontal width

I am puzzled by why changing from an equation environment to an align environment should change the horizontal width of my equation. Below I provide an example. Sorry, it is not a minimal working ...
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Automatically reference a set of equations in align

Is there a way to automatically refer to a set of equations in an align environment? E.G. I would like this to read "From Eqs.(1-3), we can clearly see..." \documentclass{article} ...
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Tabbing for math mode?

I'm looking for something synonymous to tabbing, but for math mode. I read that alignat* should do the trick, but this behaves differently it seems. For example: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to get width of equation

If I want to know the width of a text I use \settowidth{\MyLength}{bla}. Is there something similar for equations? More specifically I have \begin{align} a & b & c & d\\ c & d ...
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Box some equations inside align

I'm trying to make something like this: But I have just can't figure out how. I have tried with empheq and tikz, but I can't get it to work with only some boxes inside align. I have also tried with ...
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Centering the align environment on the middle column

I have a set of aligned equations that I would like to provide an \implies for down the left hand side. I used this originally: \begin{align} (x-1)^2 &= -1 \\ x-1 &= \pm i \\ ...
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How can I use cross-references and hyperlinks to parts of an align environment?

I'm writing an exercise book, and in some exercises I'll have several numbered equations in an align environment, e.g., (1) x^2+x+1=0, (2) ax^3+2x=0, (3) x^5=2i, (4) x^4=-i, (5) x-1/x=2, (6) ...
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About alignment of mathematics formulas

How can I implement the alignment like in the following image? Because the usual \begin{align*} and \end{align*} command can not work, so I hope you can help me! Thanks! Wait for your elegant ...
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align* not aligning properly with \sqrt

Using this, everything is aligned properly: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align*} 16x^2&=144&\text{| }&\text{sqrt}\\ 4x&=12&\text{| ...
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alignat makes 3 good alignments and 1 bad

I'm having a problem with the alignat environment. This code: \begin{alignat*}{9} &X_{12}&+X_{13}& & & & & & & &=1 ...
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Slight misalignment using hphantom equals sign in align

I am attempting to align the integral signs precisely, whilst still retaining the correct spacing around the equals signs. Why doesn't the following code get it exactly right? \begin{align} & ...
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why does something disappear in the aligned environment?

I noticed a strange behaviour with the aligned environment: \begin{equation}\label{eq:direct_limit} \begin{aligned} [x] + [y] & := [\eta_{ik}(x) + \eta_{jk}(y)],\\ [x] \cdot r & := [x \cdot ...
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How can I note transformation step?

I currently have this: with this code: \begin{align} 0 &\stackrel{!}{=} (d_{P,f}^2)'\\ &= -2 x_p + 2x -2y_p f'(x) + \left (f(x)^2 \right )'\\ ...
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Too much white space when using the align-environment

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} \begin{document} \begin{align} \prod a+bm && \text{is a square in} && \mathbb{R}\\ ...
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How can I align two split environments at the equal signs?

\documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb} \usepackage{mathtools} \begin{document} ...
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Align ordinal numbers

\documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{ulem,amsmath} \newcommand{\unline}[1]{\rule[0pt]{#1}{0.6pt}} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[sfdefault]{AlegreyaSans} \begin{document} ...
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Alignment in matrix (bmatrix)

Here is a MWE: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} The reparameterisation is \begin{equation} \label{eqn:linear_ssK3} \begin{matrix} s & = ...
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problem with align

i'm trying to typeset someting like this: \begin{align} f_{**p}(X_p,Y_p) = X_p(Y(f)) = \sum_{i,j = 1} ^n \alpha_i \beta_j E_{pi}(E_j(f)) f \end{align} short remark \begin{align} E_{pi}(E_j(f)) ...
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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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An enumeration of equations with aligned equal signs

I'd like to have something like the following: \begin{enumerate} \item $1 + 1 = 2$ \item $1 = 2 - 1$ \end{enumerate} The thing is, I'd also like the equals signs to be aligned. But I'd like the ...
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Alignment between material inside and outside a cases environment

In the code below, I'd like to make the i=0,\ldots,n. line up, in the output, with the cases in the first part of the definition. Ideally, the full-stop would align with the semicolons and comma. ...
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How to align a set of my equations?

I just wan't to align the equation like this example (Of course, I can't align these equations on the web page): ∵△ABC ≌ △A′B′C′ ∴∠ABC = ∠A′B′C′ ∠ACB = ∠A′C′B′ ∠BAC = ∠B′A′C′ If I use &, ...
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Align multiple equations with parts inside root

I am having trouble aligning the following inequalities in such a way that, on the right hand side, the first bracketed parts within the cube root are aligned below each other. Additionally i would ...
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How to best typeset this long matrix multiplication?

I have a quite large matrix multiplication: \begin{align*} \mathrm{Var}(\alpha)&\approx \begin{pmatrix}\sqrt{1+\pi^{2}}\exp(-\delta^{*}+\zeta^{*}) ...
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How can I nicely align a single split equation?

I'd like to align my equation to that it (and its label) fit on three lines. MWE \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{xfrac} \usepackage{transparent} ...
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Why does aligning equations not work here?

\documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \newcommand*{\op}[1]{\operatorname{#1}} \begin{document} \begin{align*} \noalign{$\quad \op{f} * \op{r} = \op{c}_{\op{f}*\op{r}} (x_1,...,x_k) = ...
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Specify alignment per column in align equation

Using the following mwe i have not yet found a way to align the formulas correctly. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} % extends amsmath and fixes some of its quirks ...
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Argument of align has an extra '}'

Okay, this was compiling just fine yesterday. I've since been making some changes, and now get the following error: ! Argument of \align has an extra }. <inserted text> \par l.85 f(t) = ...
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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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Using tables to typeset proof - how to align equal signs?

I'm a student teaching myself to use LaTeX (and related tools) to type up my homework. It's going great, and I'm already very happy with what I've been able to do so far. Though, I have questions. ...
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Align the n's in the equation

In the following code, how do I align the n's? Here is the MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align} n \propto exp(-U/kT) \notag \\ \Rightarrow \quad n ...
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alignat inside align enviroment?

Why can't I nest an alignat environment in an align environment? \begin{equation} \label{eq:115} \left\{ \begin{aligned} \begin{alignat*}{2} ...
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Resetting alignment in the align environment

I have a few aligned lists of coefficients. One set of coefficients has three columns and the other has four. At the moment I display them with two align environments: \begin{align} \gamma_1 ...