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So currently I have this code written out:

\begin{figure}[ht!]
\includegraphics[width=60mm, scale=0.3]{titanium-distillation-vessel.jpg}
\caption{Argon Vessel, containing TiCl$_{4}$ and Mg}
\label{overflow}
\end{figure}

And the picture sits just on the left of the page, but I don't know any command to let it sit next to a paragraph, like on the left of the page will be writing and on the right I wanted an image, but so far the image just separates the paragraph in two. So is there a way to move the image so that it is side-by-side with a plot of text? Thanks in advance.

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    If you want to fix the position, drop the figure environment, use caption package and say \captionof{figure}{Argon Vessel....} instead.
    – user31729
    Jul 18, 2014 at 12:41

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Based on your description in the question, this solution proposes a parallel minipage structure to place text and image side by side with adjustbox package. For alignment c(enter) can be changed to b(ottom) t(op). Remove the [demo] option in the graphicx for real implementation.

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Code

\documentclass[]{article}
\usepackage[show frame,paper size={20cm,15cm}]{geometry}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}
\usepackage[export]{adjustbox}
\usepackage{caption}
\begin{document}
\noindent
\begin{minipage}[c]{0.49\textwidth}
\lipsum[1]
\end{minipage}
\begin{minipage}[c]{0.49\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[valign=c,width=\textwidth]{titanium-distillation-vessel.jpg}
\captionof{figure}{Argon Vessel, containing TiCl$_{4}$ and Mg}
\label{overflow}
\end{minipage}
\end{document}

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