I can't believe how difficult it is to work with \begin{equation}. I put one extra blank row under the equation and multiple errors popped up. Anyways, I have two equations which are labelled:

a = b + c  \label{1} 
ddddddd = e+x \label{2} 

which gives

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  1. Is it possible to work with just one \begin{equation}. I attempted to put both equations into one \begin{equation} and it threw me an error.

    Package amsmath Error: Multiple \label's: label '1' will be lost. ddddddd = e+x \label

  2. Is it possible to align the equations at the beginning so that $a$ and $d$ matches up? I tried using \begin{align} around the code and it gave me.

    Bad math environment delimiter. \end{align} You can't use \eqno in math mode. \end{align} Missing \endgroup inserted. \end{align} Missing } inserted. \end{align} \begin{align} on input line 445 end...

And 20 more errors.

1 Answer 1


Write this, after you've loaded amsmath:

& a = b + c  \label{1} \\
& ddddddd = e+x \label{2} 
  • You missed \\ after the label{1} but everything worked
    – Fraïssé
    Commented Dec 2, 2015 at 2:34
  • Thank you for pointing the oversight. It's corrected now.
    – Bernard
    Commented Dec 2, 2015 at 9:50
  • 1
    Might also want to align the = (just a comment to the OP)
    – daleif
    Commented Dec 2, 2015 at 10:00

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