I am writing some proofs in latex and currently I would like to follow the standard procedure to organize my proofs in the following way:

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I know how to use the latex math mode, as well as some context like equation or align. However, I just cannot figure out how should I start each proof with a case aligned on the left...

Could anyone shed some lights in this problem? Thank you a lot!

  • 1
    Do you want to number the cases? – Bernard Apr 30 '17 at 21:22
  • @Bernard, no I don't need to number the case. – lllllllllllll Apr 30 '17 at 21:58
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    I would use a description environment. – Bernard Apr 30 '17 at 22:03
  • If you decide in favor of description have a look at enumitem. – TeXnician May 1 '17 at 7:00

Quick, simple solution; you can create a new kind of itemized list with enumitem. Here you have to manually insert \newlines though.



  labelindent=0pt, %customize value for distance from left margin to "Case"
  leftmargin=4em, %customize value for distance from left margin to item content

\noindent Text before
  \item {\(f_{Z} \dbracket{x \coloneqq 0}(\sigma_{i}) = [x \mapsto Z]\sigma_{i}\)}:\newline{}
    Assume \(c_{i} = E, n\) and \(\alpha(E) = \sigma_{i}\)\newline{}
    Thus \(\sigma_{i+1} = f_{Z} [\![x \coloneqq 0]\!](\sigma_{i}) = [x \mapsto Z] \alpha(E)\)\newline{}
  \item \(f_{Z} \dbracket{x \coloneqq 0}(\sigma_{i}) = [x \mapsto N]\sigma_{i}\) where \(m \ne 0\):\newline{}
    Assume \(c_{i} = E, n\) and \(\alpha(E) = \sigma_{i}\)\newline{}
\noindent Text after


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