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{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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math subarray/substack environment not working

I am trying to get stacked indices using subarray/substack using the following snippet, but I am not seeing stacking beneath the sum symbol. This is the type of output I am expecting, but this is ...
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Rounding a number to its hundred

Does anybody know how I could have LaTeX round a number like 2,386 so that I finally get only written 2,300? I tried with siunitx and its option [round-mode=places,round-precision=-2] but it didn't ...
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mathpazo package and changing font within \begin{equation} … \end{equation}

I really like the mathapazo package but it changes all the text - NOT only the math environment. How I can edit the \usepackage{mathpazo} so that it effect only the math environment?! Does anyone has ...
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How to combine another sans-serif math font with helvet for text?

The existing question Typeset WHOLE document in sans-serif, Including Math Mode uses the sansmath package to use helvet glyphs also in math-mode. But being not designed for use in math mode, the ...
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How can I typeset those three mathematical symbols? [duplicate]

I need to typeset (in one of my post on Mathematics.SX) the following three mathematical symbols but I don't know how: the symbol for the Heaviside function, the symbol for "not equal", as in "x ...
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Upright, boldface, lowercase, greek math symbols with cbgreek glyphs

The standard math fonts in LaTeX do not include upright and upright boldface glyphs for lowercase greek symbols. Unfortunately, I need them in my document, so in some way I'll have to import the ...
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How does one modify \xoverline for subscripts/superscripts?

The \xoverline command (see the-bar-and-overline-commands) works beautifully except that it assumes normalsize. So it blows up the size of subscripts as in $A_{\xoverline{K}}$ vs $A_{\overline{K}}$ ...
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Why is it recommended to put \relax before \ifmmode?

I've several times seen the recommendation to put a \relax before \ifmmode in a macro. I've tried searching for an explanation of this several times on this site, but hadn't been able to find one. An ...
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Redefining \^ and \~ in math mode?

\^ and \~ apply accents in text mode, but each gives an error when used in math mode. So I consider redefining them for my own use, perhaps like this: \let\old@hat\^ ...
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Displaying multiple equations

I want to display multiple lines of centered equations. Each equation has multiple equalities and inequalities, so aligning is not called for. All I want is display them one line at a time, centered, ...
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latex - bold not bold enough in math

I tried to get characters in math-environment bold such that they look like this (picture taken from a book - pdf-sample: link): However, neither \mathbf{xyz} nor \boldsymbol{\mathrm{xyz}} work in ...
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How to adjust self defined multiple product signs

The latex code below produces multiple product signs: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath,graphicx,color} \newcommand{\invcircledast}{% \mathbin{\vphantom{\circledast}\text{% ...
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Bounded modulo a constant [duplicate]

How do I put a tilde directly underneath an inequality (i.e. directly beneath < or >)?
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Opposite product signs in the sense that black and white are interchanged

In a special algebra I use with amssymb the products \newcommand{\bDiamond}{\mathbin{\Diamond}} \newcommand{\bLozenge}{\mathbin{\blacklozenge}} \newcommand{\bCircledast}{\mathbin{\circledast}} ...
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Subformula numbering problem in ConTeXt

The second formula has no number. Is it a bug? \starttext \startsubformulas[eq:equation] \placeformula[eq:first] \startformula c^2 = a^2 + b^2 \stopformula \placeformula[eq:second] ...
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Filled \Diamond-product sign

I use the multiple \Diamond-product sign (\bDiamond) as described in sign for multiple $\Diamond$-product. Now, in addition, I would like to have a filled \Diamond-product sign, i.e. filled with ...
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Hyphens in mathmode

Whenever I write a hyphenated word inside \mathit or \mathbf or whatever ... \mathit{long-variable-name} ... I always intend for the hyphens to be hyphens, not minus signs. There is a webpage ...
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Avoid brackets with a command having an optional argument as subscript

I have the following code: \documentclass{article} \newcommand{\quot}[3][c]{\frac{#2}{#3#1}} \begin{document} \LARGE $A_\frac{a}{bc}$ $A_{\quot{a}{b}}$ $A_{\quot[d]{a}{b}}$ \end{document} If I ...
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command \o is invalid in mathmode

I am using textlive2014 (and I had the same error in 2013 and before though). Only now I decided to do anything about it. Whenever I type a formula containing $\o$ I get the warning Command \o is ...
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Problem in using \everymath{\sansmath}

I would like to use \everymath{\sansmath} and change the typeset of all the equations in my document as a replacement for using \sansmath{$equation$}. However, I am not what I am missing that ...
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returning maths values in a new command

So I'm trying to construct a command which calls another command to make typing easier, but for some reason I'm not able to get the commands to return things properly. Here is what I have ...
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Using a math font matching San Serif Font

How can I match the font of an equation to a Sans Serif font? I am using the following code. \documentclass{article} ...
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Spacing of fractions in TeX Gyre Pagella Math

Using TeX Gyre Pagella Math with xelatex, some objects like \frac12 just seem way too large compared to the rest of the equations. Have a look: In the first line, the numerator looks like it's ...
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Replace several letters in math font

I need to typeset a whole document sans serif with sourcesanspro, including formulas. I know that there are a lot of arguments against doing this, but in this particular case it makes sense. My ...
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How to do Three column Addition?

I want to write a primary school sheet of exercices (additions in columns) with big digits in LaTeX. When i want to do two columns, it is easy with xlop, but i can't to do three columns! How to do ...
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Summing a list and specifying number of elements on list

How would I create something like either of the following on LaTeX?
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Dividing Long Equation using Split

I have a long equation as below, As the equation is too long, I am working to split it. Unfortunately it was not successful. Confused where could be the mistake. Could you assist to point it. MWE: ...
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Should I use \mathsmaller with superscripts and subscripts in \frac?

I am stuck with how to best format this equation and would love if you stylish tex-heads could help me out. It looks like this: I am happy with it except for the: I think the 2 and 0 are too ...
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How to deal with different commas in text and math mode?

I'm writing a thesis and decided to use Charter (\usepackage{XCharter}) for text and Palatino (\usepackage{mathpazo}) for math. Unfortunately the commas in Charter and Palatino look very different, so ...
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Alignment using an alignat{2} environment

In the following code, I have the appropriate alignment. All the equal signs are aligned. There is one expression that is written on two lines; I wanted the first plus signs aligned. I used an ...
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Problems with ipython notebook Tex [closed]

I'm using ipython notebook with the following Tex code %%latex We begin with the formulation of Maxwell's Laws. \newline Once \begin{aligned} \nabla \times \vec{\mathbf{B}} -\, \frac1c\, ...
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Missing font shapes

I have a problem with missing font shapes. I'm working on lecture notes and made some corrections to a very large latex document, so I did not set up everything by myself. Now I encoutered the problem ...
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How to write mathematics in cover letter? [closed]

I can't write $\ell_1$ and other mathematics symbol in this cover letter: what packages are needed? \documentclass[a4paper,parskip=full,]{scrlttr2} \usepackage[urw-garamond]{mathdesign} ...
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aligning equations with a tag

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[a4paper, total={6in, 8in}]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{fourier} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Is it possible to give colors to big (automatic) parenthesis in math mode?

In the following code I can't make the right parenthesis to have arbitrary colors. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \begin{equation} ...
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Typesetting mathematical constants

Is there any command for typesetting constants in mathematical formulas? I would imagine something similar to \operatorname or \DeclareMathOperator, but for constants. I want the constant to be ...
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How to show latex commands in text mode

Sorry for the basic question. What I want to do is to show the latex command and, right after that, the output. But how can I show latex formulas without obtaining errors for not using the math mode ...
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Define certain letter in math-mode to be always non-italic

Imagine I have a 500 page book about complex numbers. But I always wrote just j in math-mode as the imaginary unit. But I should have written \mathrm{j}. Is there a command I could write into my ...
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sqrt upright style

I need to change the style of sqrt and should make it a little bit narrower than the standard. second picture shows what I would like to have. any help is appreciated.
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Formula with numerator and denominator of a fraction in display mode [duplicate]

I have the following formula and I want the nominator and the denominator to appear in display style. I use \everymath{\displaystyle} so I don't understand why they are not in display mode. How can I ...
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big formula with description

It is possible to make the following thing, helping you Latex...?
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Conflict between animate package and math delimiters?

I've encountered an unusual problem with the animate package and the use of math delimiters, like \left\{. When compiling the MWE, I get the error Missing delimiter (. inserted). on the math line. ...
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Using \mathpalette with macros that take more arguments

As I understand it, \mathpalette takes two arguments; the first must be a macro A that itself takes two arguments. A will be passed as #1 commands to reproduce the math enviroment at the location ...
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Center-justifying first part of multline

Consider the following MWE. With my document setup, the equation has to be broken into two lines. Luckily I can get the entire matrix on one line, so I can break the equation after the equals sign. By ...
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Typesetting ST-traces in LaTeX

An ST-trace is a string with additional back-reference arc or arrows which may cross. An example may be seen at page 13 of http://kilby.stanford.edu/~rvg/pub/STbisimulation.pdf So, basically, this ...
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Math w/italics in normal context, roman when in italic context (ie, caption)

I have not found this question asked previously. I am fine with math using italics for variables when the math appears in a normal context. But our figure captions are in italics, and when math is ...
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How can I change the font of all equations?

I'd like to change my default font style in all equations of one document, not just single equation. I guess I am using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and \usepackage{amsmath}, which may be related to ...
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Upright text in math mode for chemical elements [duplicate]

I have a line as follows: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} {$d_{(O_{1}-Zn/Mg)}(\SI{}{\angstrom})$ \end{document} showing: I don't want the letters to be ...
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How to typeset times in regular text

How should I enter in a time of day in latex in order to have it typeset properly, if I am using the amsmath package? I am using pdflatex. say I want to write "12:00". In math mode, this gives a ...
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Changing the behavior of $$ but not of $

I am trying to set things up so that occurrences of $$ are replaced by \] if in math mode, \[ otherwise. My strategy is to make $ active and have it behave differently depending on whether the ...