I have tried using \underset{}{} to get the result on the picture. The result I had with the normal use ofI thought it is because of the equation block and \mathcal{Q}, but it turned out to be the \underset. The equation is within a .tex file which is included in latex preamble, and does not have

\begin{document} \end{document} Can someone help?

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EDIT: I did try this:

 \underset{\mathcal{Q} }{argmin} 

and the result I got is the following: enter image description here I found out that the problem is with \underset as when I do \mathcal{Q} in the equation block it shows the correct letter.

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    you haven't shown what you did, or what error you got. what "turned out to be the \underset " ? Apr 22 '17 at 19:51
  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}.
    – Dai Bowen
    Apr 22 '17 at 20:07
  • even with the edit you have never explained what the problem is \mathcal{Q} works in underset just as it works in a subscript in the posted answer. Apr 22 '17 at 21:42
  • I thought it implies that the Q under argmax/argmin is not the calligraphic one I wanted. Sorry for the confusion!
    – Nick
    Apr 23 '17 at 13:31

Load amsmath package (if not yet) and define on preamble a new operator which takes limit below: \DeclareMathOperator*{\argmin}{argmin} and then inside your math expression use it as \[ x^* = \argmin_{x\in \mathcal{Q}} \phi(x) \] for display or $ x^* = \argmin\limits_{x\in \mathcal{Q}} \phi(x) $ for inline mode.

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  • …with compliments to your crystal ball!
    – GuM
    Apr 22 '17 at 19:53
  • @GustavoMezzetti, were you going to do the same? Probably.
    – Sigur
    Apr 22 '17 at 19:57
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    Great, thank you @Sigur! The first solution was the one I was needed!
    – Nick
    Apr 22 '17 at 20:21

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