How to reduce or make the space equal of linespacing before and after the $$ something $$ ?

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    Are you coding in TeX or LaTeX? If the latter, you should read tex.stackexchange.com/questions/503/why-is-preferable-to.
    – jub0bs
    Dec 3, 2013 at 16:45
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    TeXlive is your TeX distribution; Texmaker is your IDE (Integrated Development Environment) or, loosely speaking, editor. Those don't dictate which TeX format (plain TeX, LaTeX, etc.) you use.
    – jub0bs
    Dec 3, 2013 at 16:51
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    @DeepeshPatel Can you show an example of code?
    – egreg
    Dec 3, 2013 at 17:17
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    \begin{proof} Also we have $$x+2y-5z=9$$ and $$3x+5y-8z=0,$$ where $x,y,z>0$. \end{proof} Dec 3, 2013 at 17:23
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    @DeepeshPatel Please edit your question and add the code there, not in a comment. Also, if you indent lines by 4 spaces or enclose words in backticks `, they'll be marked as code, as can be seen in my edit. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "{}" on it).
    – jub0bs
    Dec 3, 2013 at 17:24

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The use of $$...$$ is depricated in LaTeX. Instead you should use \[...\].

You can change the spacing before an after by doing something along the following lines:


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