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Imagine I have an equation $$ x=1+3$$ \footnote{Hello World!}

How can I put the number of the footnote right beside the equation? I've tried doing just

$x=1+3$ \footnote{Hello World!}, but then the equation wouldn't be indented.

Any help would be appreciated.

(Edit since comment section erases spaces)

I get something like

      [indented equation]

(footnote_number)

And I would like to get

           [Indented equation](footnote_number)
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    Please see Why is \[\] preferable to $$? – Werner Sep 16 '14 at 23:59
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    Using a footnote within the equation would be confusing at it would resemble a superscript/exponent. How do you want the output to look? – Werner Sep 17 '14 at 0:01
  • I get something like [indented equation] (footnote_number) And I would like to get [Indented equation](footnote_number) – An old man in the sea. Sep 17 '14 at 0:07
  • Just put the \footnote inside the \[...\] (not $$...$$). – Werner Sep 17 '14 at 0:10
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Unless you really need to have a numbered footnote you could use a symbol such as a dagger (symbol 2). Which would avoid confusion with a subscript or superscript

\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}
\indent$ x=1+3$\footnote[2]{Hello World!}

This gives:

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With a footnote of:

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