# Multiline equation without number

I am trying to have a multiline equation without any numbering, even not in the last one.

\begin{align}
a = x \nonumber \\
b = y
\end{align}


However, this is producing a line number in the last line, which would like not to happen.

I have also tried the equation and equation* environments with no luck.

Thanks.

P.S. What' the markup for rendering LaTeX code. Can't seem to be able to find it in the help page?

• erh, align* should be obvious. There is no markup for rendering LaTeX code. Only source code – daleif Jun 19 '13 at 15:33
• It might be a good to start reading the manual for the amsmath package and browsing align. – Qrrbrbirlbel Jun 19 '13 at 18:06
• I fell dumb now... Thanks though. – nunos Jun 19 '13 at 18:44

\documentclass{article}

If you do use the unstarred version, remember that \nonumber operates on only one line, so to omit numbers entirely, \nonumber (or \notag) must be input for every line.