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I know it's much better to use \[ \] over $$ $$ when typesetting math equations on their own line (I believe this is called display math?) But is it also inappropriate to use $ $ for in-line math over \( \)? If so, what are the reasons? I find the latter much more cumbersome to type, so I'd only like to use it if there's a good reason.

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  • By the way, (belated) welcome to TeX.SE! – Paul Gessler Jul 11 '14 at 3:00
  • @PaulGessler Thank you! I'm trying to improve my Tex skills - I want my math homework to be gorgeous. And yes, it does appear to be a duplicate, thanks for the direction! – gardenhead Jul 11 '14 at 3:03
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    The LaTeX manuals recommend using $...$ for in-line formula and \[ ... \] for displayed formula. – skpblack Jul 11 '14 at 3:06

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