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I have kind of a long math term in an enumerate environment. The problem is, it is too long, so it doesn't fit on the right side of the paper. Is there any opportunity to move it more to the left? As enumerate starts a little bit more in the middle than a usual line this should be possible somehow

\begin{enumerate}
\item here some text
\begin{equation}
this equation is to long, so it needs to be more to the left
\end{equation}
text\\
\item and so on...
\end{enumerate}
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    – Pier Paolo
    Sep 18, 2014 at 13:27
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    In your case you could think of breaking the equation in multiple lines, e.g. using the align environment of the amsmath package.
    – Pier Paolo
    Sep 18, 2014 at 13:27

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One option is to use split

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage{mathtools}
\begin{document}
  \begin{enumerate}
\item here some text
\begin{equation}
\begin{split}
a+b+c+v & = d+g+t+h+y+u+j+i+k+l+o+f\\
        &\phantom{{}= d}+r+t+g+b+h+y+n+d+e+r+f \\
        &\phantom{{}= d}+w+e+r+t+yh+y+n+d+e+r+f
\end{split}
\end{equation}
text\\
\item and so on...
\end{enumerate}
\end{document}

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If you insist on moving the equation to the left, put some negative space like:

\begin{equation}
\hspace*{-3cm}a+b+c+v  = d+g+t+h+y+u+j+i+k+l
\end{equation}
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    I will run and hide behind some tree for the last idea!
    – user11232
    Sep 18, 2014 at 13:49
  • if you add a large enough negative space at the beginning, you can shove it right off the page to the left, and never get a complaint from latex. but if you ever expect to use it in a printed book or journal, you will get just as many complaints from the publisher (or your readers) as if it stuck out too much to the right. Sep 18, 2014 at 15:38

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