I am using text with in aligned environment as

\Vert \Vert^2_F&= tr\{()\}\\
\shortintertext{which after differentiation gives}

Things are fine, but the equation number is not aligned in center but at the bottom right to last equality $\mathbf{a}&=[]$.

How to align equation number somewhere middle right of whole equation environment.?

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It's not common to place an equation number next to a line of text. To achieve this look, you could (a) use an align* environment so that no equation numbers show up on math-mode lines, and (b) set up a helper macro, called \showeq in the example below, that serves to insert a formatted equation number at the end of the line that contains text.


\Vert \Vert^2_F&= tr\{()\} \\
               &= \Vert\Vert_F^2 \\
\shortintertext{which after differentiation gives\showeq}
    \mathbf{a} &= []

  • Didn't worked. Equation number still at the bottom, while i want to place it to right of short text
    – Astro
    Commented Oct 8, 2015 at 7:01
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    @VinayakAbrol - Thanks for clarifying where the equation number should be shown. I'll revise my answer accordingly.
    – Mico
    Commented Oct 8, 2015 at 7:13

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