# Line Spacing: Align-Environment on Graph Paper (tikz)

I want to write some equations on graph paper generated by tikz.

The problem I have is the line spacing in an equation environment.

• On left side of the following picture you see what I want.
• On the right side you see what I got.

I don't understand why the line spacing is different. The right one should look like the left one. MWE

\documentclass{scrartcl}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}
% Graph Paper
\draw[step=0.5,help lines,black!20] (-0.95,0.95) grid (15.95,-14.95);
% Equation 1
\draw (0.5,0) node[below right] {$$y = 5 - 3x$$};
\draw (0.5,-1) node[below right] {$$y = 5 - 3x$$};
\draw (0.5,-2) node[below right] {$$y = 5 - 3x$$};
\draw (0.5,-3) node[below right] {$$y = 5 - 3x$$};
\draw (0.5,-4) node[below right] {$$y = 5 - 3x$$};
% Equation 2
\draw (0.5,0.65) node[below right] {
\begin{minipage}{\linewidth}
\begin{align*}
y &= 5 - 3x\\[0.5cm]
y &= 5 - 3x\\[0.5cm]
y &= 5 - 3x\\[0.5cm]
y &= 5 - 3x\\[0.5cm]
y &= 5 - 3x
\end{align*}
\end{minipage}
};
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}


Additional Information

To use an align-environment in tikz you have to put it in a minipage-environment (https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/106813/101831).

• \draw[yshift=2ex] (0.5,0.65) node[below right]...; for example to adjust. – Haouam Nov 30 '17 at 14:51
• No, that doesn't do the trick. – Sr. Schneider Nov 30 '17 at 18:12
• It seems the right spacing should be 0.417cm but I do not know why. – BambOo Nov 30 '17 at 19:34

## 1 Answer

Why don't try this

\documentclass{scrartcl}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}

% Graph Paper

\draw[step=0.5,help lines,black!20] (-5,-5) grid (10,5);

% Equation 1

\node[anchor=base](a)  {$$y = 5 - 3x$$};

\node[below of=a] (b) {$$y = 5 - 3x$$};

\node[below of=b] (c) {$$y = 5 - 3x$$};

\node[below of=c] (d) {$$y = 5 - 3x$$};

\node[below of=d] (e) {$$y = 5 - 3x$$};

% right side

\node[right of=a,node distance=5cm](f)  {$$y = 5 - 3x$$};

\node[right of=b,node distance=5cm] (g) {$$y = 5 - 3x$$};

\node[right of=c,node distance=5cm] (h) {$$y = 5 - 3x$$};

\node[right of=d,node distance=5cm] (i) {$$y = 5 - 3x$$};

\node[right of=e,node distance=5cm] (j) {$$y = 5 - 3x$$};

\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}

• This isn't an answer to my question. I want to know how to get an align-environment on line in tikz. – Sr. Schneider Nov 30 '17 at 17:48
• In your align environment change 0.5 cm with 4\jot, for me it works fine. – Haouam Nov 30 '17 at 20:39
• See for example : tex.stackexchange.com/questions/32789/… – Haouam Nov 30 '17 at 20:40
• I'm sorry 4\jot isn't the correct solution. If you have more lines you can clearly see that the spacing is wrong. – Sr. Schneider Nov 30 '17 at 21:18