{math-mode} is about typesetting mathematical content, e.g. tweaking the appearance of spacing and symbols in a formula, or producing specific mathematical constructs. For questions about "wrapper" environments like equation or align, consider the tag {equations}.

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How do I get different colors for math and for text?

I want to include something in my LaTeX article that will make all mathematical formulae appear in black, while all text (including everything inside \text{}s in the middle of mathematical formulae) ...
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Which version of LaTeX permits more than 16 alphabets?

Sometimes I receive a message: ! LaTeX Error: Too many math alphabets used in version normal. I know that there is a limit of 16 alphabets at most allowed to one article. However this message ...
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Arrow between parts of equation in LaTeX

I want to make an arrow under an equation pointing from one part of the equation to another. A bit like an underbrace, but with an arrow. How can I do this?
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\hfill in math mode

Is there any easy way of declaring a new command which emulates \hfill in math mode. I don't want flalign or something similar. I want to use the command in the same way (and with the same freedom) I ...
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How can I prevent LaTeX from breaking inline formulas globally?

I am using the acmsmall template and my inline formulas are being broken at equal signs and arrows; how can I prevent them from being typeset like that globally (i.e. without having to put tildes ...
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Multiple letters without spacing in Math [duplicate]

Is there something I can add to the preamble of my document such that multiple letters without spacing in a Math environment (such as $NP$) do not have extra spacing between them and are not ...
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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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Using \DeclareMathVersion

It is my understanding that \DeclareMathVersion can be used to switch between math font variants. I am wondering how this can be used in a document that leverages two fonts: Times Roman for body text ...
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What is the advantage of using $f^\prime$ instead of $f'$?

Although the two outputs look quite similar, what is the advantage of using $f^\prime$ instead of $f'$? By the way, here is my code: \documentclass‎{article‎}‎ \begin{document}‎‎‎ \[‎ ‎f^‎\prime ‎(x)=...
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\xRightarrow (text)

I know it's possible to have \xrightarrow (text), but if I try to do \xRightarrow (text) I get an error each time. Does anybody know if it's a syntax error or if there is a other way to produce the \...
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Footnote in math mode

How can I insert a footnote into math mode? I tried this (with required packages) \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{ccaption} And i.e if I try \begin{eqnarray} foo && ...
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Underscore in textmode vs mathmode

I use _ character often in text mode, so I changed category of underscore: \catcode\_=12, but that applies also to mathmode and now I'm unable to make subscripts with underscore in mathmode. Is there ...
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Oversized \underbrace's label causes unwanted spacing

Consider this: \left( x-1 \right) \underbrace{ \left( ? \right) }_{ \text{what is this?} } The label is longer than the braced portion, which causes unwanted space between the parentheses. Is ...
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How can I change the whitespace above and below math displays?

I'm looking to squeeze an article written in LaTeX with amsmath to a set number of pages. In the text, I have a number of numbered math displays which I refer to throughout. However, they take up ...
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Calculator style base 10 notation in LaTeX

What is the best way to write something like 6.22E-21 in LaTeX, given that I don't want the numerals to be \tt, I do want the E to be small, and I may want the exponent to be negative (without the ...
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Diagonal dots spanning multiple lines/columns of a matrix

I'm filling in large sparse matrices, for example \begin{bmatrix} 0 & -2 & 1 & & -1 & 2 \\ 2 & \ddots & \ddots & \ddots & & -1 \\ ...
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What is the name of the default font in math mode?

I draw figures in Inkscape. When I label elements within the figures with variable names that I have used in the underlying TeX document, I would like them to look exactly the same as in the document. ...
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Decimal Long Division

Does anyone know of a package or macro that handles decimal long division? For example, I want to convert 3/8 to a decimal and show all of the steps. I found a macro for longdiv that works great for ...
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Why can I only use some capital greek letters inside my equations?

For example: \begin{equation} \delta % ok \Delta % ok \epsilon % ok \Epsilon % error \end{equation}
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How to edit the linear programming in LaTeX?

How to edit a linear programming as the following: Max z = x1 + 12x2 s.t. 3x1 + x2 + 12x3 ≤ 5 x1 + x3 ≤ 16 15x1 + x2 = 14 xj ≥ 0, j=1,2,3. I want the format to be ...
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How to make math font huge

I would like to typeset a simple-to-medium-difficulty math formula on an A4/letter paper. It needs to be huge and preferably centered and portrait. I can take care of the paper size, the orientation ...
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What is \mathchoice?

Can someone give me a detailed starters' guide to \mathchoice? I was trying to define commands for underscript and overscript (which I have found out to exist and be called \underset and \overset), ...
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frown and mathop/stackrel/overset

I need something like \stackrel{\frown}{MM'} to express the fact that MM' is some path. But I am not really satisfied by the look of the result. The \frown is too high. Would you please have a ...
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Math letter's italic correction

Are there a way to display PS and TN and CD and so forth (product of two variables) more beautifully? The normal CM font puts a wide space between the left letter and right letter. If use the ...
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How to number each equation of simultaneous equations grouped by a left curly brace? [duplicate]

Consider the following MWE. \documentclass[preview,border=12pt,varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \abovedisplayskip=0pt\relax \begin{equation} \begin{cases} ax + by =c \\ px ...
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Using \leftroot{}, \uproot{} with closed square root symbol

As mentioned in this answer to Nice-looking p-th roots the amsmath package provides \leftroot{} and \uproot{} which allow you to move the position of the root to the left, and up in small increments. ...
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“!Missing $ inserted” error using amsmath environments

I am trying to compile a document with equations but whenever I use \begin{eqnarray}..\end{eqnarray} or \begin{align}...\end{align} or anything like this I get the error msg !Missing $ inserted.<...
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How to write a mathematical formula in 2 lines?

I have a mathematical formula with many symbols and Greek characters, but it is too big. So I want to split it in two lines. I use \\ between $, but it doesn't work. Does anybody know how to fix it?
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How to typeset row operations on augmented matrix

I would like to typeset row operations on a augmented matrix, but the "gauss"-package does not seem to support the vertical line just before the last column, any way to do this? Thanks!
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The line produced by \not looks bad on wider symbols

When using \not together with wider symbols such as \Leftrightarrow the diagonal line produced by \not is placed too far to the left. How can the line be properly aligned? For example the following ...
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A \boxed alternative with nicer spacing?

I like using \boxed to emphasize my answers in homework problem sets. However, whenever I use superscripts/exponents inside the box, the box becomes taller than it seems it should. This causes two ...
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Stealth arrow in math?

Is there an easy way to produce stealth style arrows in normal math mode? By "stealth" I'm thinking of TikZ stealth arrowhead. Something like \rightarrowstealth? The question originates from a limit ...
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\ifmmode doesn't seem to work correctly inside an array environment

I’m struggling with getting \ifmmode to work correctly when used inside an array environment which is inside a displaymath environment. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \...
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d with a little line through the top of it

In math mode one can do $\hbar$, which produces an h with a little line through the top of it. I want to do the same thing, except with the letter d instead. Is there a generalization of $\hbar$ that ...
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Wrong math symbols with XeLaTeX and LuaTeX after TexLive update

I just updated my TeX live installation (tlmgr update --all) and now I get some wrong symbols in math mode if I use XeLaTeX or LuaTeX. This MWE for example \documentclass{standalone} \begin{document} ...
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How can I draw a dot under a symbol in math mode?

I'm trying to find the equivalent to \d (or \textsubdot) for the math mode.
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Displaying an equation in a list

How could one get a displayed equation inside a list environment, say itemize, so that the equation is both centered horizontally and on the same line as the bullet, but with the bullet still on the ...
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Typing Following notation in Latex [duplicate]

I need to generate following notation in LaTeX. It's used in differential geometry to denote vector fields. I can't find documentation and detexify is not helpful either.
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What is the best symbol for vector/matrix transpose?

What is the best or most popular symbol for vector/matrix transpose? I have used simply ^T, for example $c^T x$. I think it is ugly, mainly because it is a little too big compared with vector ...
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How can I get text underneath an underbrace?

I am looking to do something of the following: To get text underneath the underbrace. Is it involving \stackrel or some sort of similar command?
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Dot notation for derivative of a vector [closed]

If I want to use the dot notation for the time derivative of a vector is better (more common) to put the dot over the vector, or the other way around \dot{\vec{v}} \vec{\dot{v}} The first says ...
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Sloppy \left and \right?

The \left and \right commands often produce improvidently large delimiters. It almost always looks better to use delimiters that are just slightly too small than delimiters that are too large. With ...
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How can I prevent inline math formulas from overflowing into the margin?

When I compile my document in LaTeX, some formulas in the document in math mode, between $ $, go into the right margin area beyond all the text. Is there a way to fix this aesthetic problem?
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How can I add some enhancement to the matrix [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Highlight elements in the matrix \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{mwrep} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[nodisplayskipstretch]{setspace} \setstretch{1.5} \begin{document} \...
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How to have overlapping under-braces and over-braces

I am trying to typeset an equation that has overlapping over and under braces as per the image below: I have managed to typeset it using a sort of a hack, by typing the equation twice, once using \...
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How to typeset function restrictions

I wonder how to typeset the restriction of a function to some subdomain, a la $f|_A$ or $f\restriction_A$ , but with the vertical bar being as big as possible.
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Why use the control sequences \bigl, \biggl, \bigr or \biggr, as I can always use \big or \bigg?

If my manuscript file has $$\biggl({\partial^2\over \partial x^2}+ {\partial^2 \over \partial y^2}\biggr)\bigl|\varphi(x+iy)\bigr|^2 = 0$$ or $$\bigg({\partial^2\over \partial x^2}+ {\partial^...
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How can I illustrate decimal to binary conversion?

As part of my homework for discrete math I need to convert different decimal values, both positive and negative, to 8-bit binary representations using signed magnitude, 1's complement, and 2's ...
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What is the correct way to do delimiters?

I've always used \left and \right with my delimiters, but Martin Heller's answer to another question indicates that this method gives incorrect spacing. The correction appears to be prepending \...
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How to make a traditional division

How to make the traditional division? Like that: a |b_ r c