I want a Greek letter mu in between the text and when I write


in my .tex file, it prints on a single and separate line. How can I print it in between the text?

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    \[\mu\] is display math and $\mu$ or \(\mu\) are inline math. You want the latter ones. By the way, you can mark your code with backticks rather than *.
    – Manuel
    Apr 13, 2014 at 11:48
  • Yes, thank you, it works for me perfectly :)
    – cst
    Apr 13, 2014 at 11:52
  • @Manuel That explanation would be useful in an answer. Apr 13, 2014 at 13:45

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The command \[\mu\] is a short version of


which is normally used for longer formulas. If you want to typeset (short) formulas like μ, you should use the inline-math mode, i.e.

This is an example text containing the greek letter $\mu$.
  • I want to write in between the text and equation print it on the new line. However $....$ works perfectly. thanks
    – cst
    Apr 13, 2014 at 12:01

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