{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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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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Are \choose and \align incompatible?

I ran across a strange warning when trying to use the math command \choose inside the amsmath package's \align* environment: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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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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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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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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Aligning of equations within derivations

Okay, so I have the following derivation so far in my latex document: \documentclass[a4paper,oneside,11pt]{report} \usepackage[english]{babel} %francais, polish, spanish, ... ...
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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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Centering equations within alignat command

I want to centre the formula inside the equals. So far I have \begin{alignat*}{2} v_2(16)&=\frac{2}{5}[v_3(32)+v_3(8)] &&= 0, \\ v_2(4)&=\frac{2}{5}[v_3(8)+v_3(2)] &&= ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to align 'parts' of these equations?

I have a set of equations given by the following code: \begin{equation} \label{eqn:eraserStart} \max \, d \end{equation} \begin{equation} a_t \in \{0,1\} \, \forall t \in T \end{equation} ...
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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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Footnote from intertext

I want to be able to send footnotes from intertexts I use within align. Is there an easy way to accomplish this (say using a package)? For example, I am a little teapot \begin{align} this ...
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align: using aligned within align troubles

I would like the first two pieces in align look as though they are the only two items in the align environment and the rest to align at the equals signs and separated by some space for the different ...
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Align equations over multiple sections

Is there a way to make the math mode "align" work over multiple sections? Here is the code example: section*{Polynomials} Do the following polynomial devisions \begin{align} &(x^7 - x^4 - 21x^2 + ...
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Multiple \cline{x-y} in align environment for subtracting equations

I'm trying to make a solution sheet for a student of mine and want to write it in a similar way as I would do when writing per hand. In this case I wanted to have 4 columns of equations (I know that ...
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Subequation aligning using matrix

When I use multiple matrix equations in subequation, I am doing it as in the code snippet. However, when I want to align the equations with respect to equal sign, = (commented in the code), I am ...
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Is there a more idiomatic way of achieving this?

I've recently decided to use LaTeX as my primary document processor, I want to know can I achieve the effect of this more idiomatically: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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Left-align all equations in a block

align environment without any explicit alignments points (given by &) right justifies the equations in the block. They can be left justified by putting & at the beginning of each equation. Is ...
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Formatting inside a table

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{float} \usepackage{mathtools} \newcommand{\unit}[1]{\hat{\mathbf{#1}}} \begin{document} \begin{table}[H] \centering \begin{alignat*}{4} ...
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How to edit the length of a color box?

I've typed my Resume and Im using a color box, with a line underneath it. However the grey colored box doesn't reach the full length of the page width. \documentclass[letterpaper,11pt]{article} ...
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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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Alternative to aligned environment for enumerate

I'm using the aligned environment within an itemize environment. I need the aligned environment so the label for the \item will be on the same line as the equation. For example: \begin{enumerate} ...
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Aligning using flushleft and flushright

I am trying to create one column to the left side by side with another column to the right. The column to the left is labeled "Examples of like terms:" and the column to the right is labeled "Examples ...
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Breaking equation in align enviroment to put textwidth matrix in separate line

I have to put a textwidth pmatrix into an align environment. When using split, it destroys the centered alignment of the other equation. Pseudocode: \begin{align} \vec{a} &= \vec{b} + \vec{c} ...
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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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Enumerate inside align

How can I get an enumerate inside an align environment? I want something like this: %... \begin{enumerate} \item test123 \begin{align*} \item x^2 & \text{ bla}\\ \item x^3 & \text{ bla2}\\ ...
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Suggestions for splitting a large fractional equation?

I have seen a number of questions detailing specific means for how to break down a given equation, however I am more interested in the design at this point. That is, I'm not sure what part of this ...
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Long formula in align environment

Usually, if I have a very long formula, I will use two lines in the align environment and \qquad to space things out nicely. For example, \begin{align*} % First line \rho\left(\frac{\partial ...
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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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Optional argument to an environment inside align

I have lots of matrices so I want to define a mat environment. I sometimes need the matrix to have right-aligned columns so I am using mathtools and I want to have an optional argument that is ...
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Turn off numbering on unused equations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I number equations only if they are referred to in the text? While I am writing a document, I like to use align rather than align* and label them for all ...
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Relational Operator spacing problem with alignat

I have not asked a really embarrassing question in a while, so thought it was time :-). I am stumped as to why the spacing around the = on the third line is incorrect: Notes: I realize I am ...
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replacing eqnarray when several alignment tabs are present

I have three mathematical equations which I would like to have typeset in one block such that they are aligned at the equality sign = and the following comment. Up until now, I've been using eqnarray ...
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Environment definition gives an error

\documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage[babelshorthands=true]{german} % align in enumerate ...
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align inside of tabular

Today I failed using an align-environment inside of a tabular-environment. Consider the following example: \documentclass[12pt]{scrbook} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Subequations inside align result in too wide equation

I want to create subequations and allign them such that nice 'inquality constraints' arise. My current code: \begin{subequations} \begin{align} a & \le b & \le c \label{eq:constr1}\\ d & ...
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Underlining an equation in an align block

I'm trying to set up a system of equations and want to underline the last equation, but can't figure it out. Here's what I have: \begin{alignat*}{4} &F_n &- mg &- F_a\sin 32^\circ &= ...
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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 ...