I have a problem with separate numbering of equations. My code is:




I'd like each of three cases to have their own number on its line. Can someone help me?

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    – jub0bs
    Mar 25, 2013 at 12:14
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    It's not clear what you want to achieve: do you want nested numcases?
    – egreg
    Mar 25, 2013 at 12:32
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  • Thank you for help, but I have there two cases environments and that is why I have problem. Is there any way to number equations separately if there are two cases environments used inside each other?
    – Suzie
    Mar 25, 2013 at 12:59
  • I think yes, what I want might be nested numcases. Is that possible?
    – Suzie
    Mar 25, 2013 at 15:03

1 Answer 1


Here is a way to go using some ideas from this answer:

\makebox[0pt][l]{\smash{\raisebox{-.5\baselineskip}{${} y \hspace{0.3em} \left\{\rule{0pt}{1.1\baselineskip}\right.$}}}
 \hphantom{{} y \hspace{1em} {}}\;\;x<2\\
 \hphantom{{} y \hspace{1em} {}}\;\;x>3\\

The output is the following:


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