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I would appreciate help with this.

I'm trying to align a couple of equations but am having some issues. 1. With this code shouldn't the \wedge be properly aligned with the >. This happens for both alignat and align.

My objective would be to align these and have equal spacing between them and the expressions on either side.

%Edit: Add clarification on output

   if        d > d                25
 then        M > eta              26
 with  bla bla A O(bla bla)       27

Thanks in advance

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsmath}

\begin{document}

  \begin{alignat}{5}
     \label{eq:test}
     \mathrm{iff}  \quad &&\frac{\partial L}{\partial\eta_2} \quad&>&&\quad\displaystyle\frac{\partial L}{\partial M} && \\
     \mathrm{then} \quad &&M                                 \quad&>&&\quad\sigma\eta_2  && \\
     \mathrm{with} \quad &&0 \le \eta_2 \le 1                \quad&\wedge&&\quad \mathrm{O}(\sigma) \le 1 \quad \blacksquare &&
 \end{alignat}

 \begin{align}
     \label{eq:test}
     \mathrm{iff}  \quad &&\frac{\partial L}{\partial\eta_2} \quad&>&\quad\displaystyle\frac{\partial L}{\partial M} && \\
     \mathrm{then} \quad &&M                                 \quad&>&\quad\sigma\eta_2  && \\
     \mathrm{with} \quad &&0 \le \eta_2 \le 1                \quad&\wedge&\quad \mathrm{O}(\sigma) \le 1 \quad \blacksquare &&
 \end{align}  
\end{document}

output

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  • Welcome to TeX.SX! You can help us to help you by providing the code for a small compilable document that shows your problem called MWE. Just edit your question and add missing code.- Which alignment do you want to achieve?
    – Bobyandbob
    Commented Feb 15, 2018 at 17:10
  • "My objective would be to align these and have equal spacing between them and the expressions on either side." So pretty much get the edit on the question. Thanks in advance!
    – CMichael
    Commented Feb 15, 2018 at 17:40

3 Answers 3

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I'm not sure whether such alignments carry any meaning.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb}

\newcommand{\pder}[2]{\frac{\partial #1}{\partial #2}}

\begin{document}

\begin{alignat}{2}
\text{iff}  &\quad& \pder{L}{\eta_2}   &>\pder{L}{M}  \\
\text{then} &\quad& M                  &>\sigma\eta_2 \\
\text{with} &\quad& 0 \le \eta_2 \le 1 &\mathrel{\wedge}
   \mathrm{O}(\sigma) \le 1 \quad \blacksquare
\end{alignat}

\end{document}

enter image description here

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  • Worked, thanks! I see now there were a lot of issues with using too many alignments in my case. Set as answer. Just a question if you don't mind, isn't the number inside alignat{#} supposed to be, according to the documentation, the number of rl pais?
    – CMichael
    Commented Feb 15, 2018 at 18:07
  • @CMichael Yes, here we have got two pairs.
    – egreg
    Commented Feb 15, 2018 at 18:09
  • My bad, was still partially thinking on my example in which I abused the alignments. Thank you so much!
    – CMichael
    Commented Feb 15, 2018 at 18:15
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The eqparbox package can help. Is this what you want? (I find the spacing a little weird…)?

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{makebox}
\usepackage{mathtools, nccmath}

\usepackage{eqparbox}

    \newcommand\eqmathbox[2][M]{\eqmakebox[#1]{$\displaystyle{}#2{}$}}

    \begin{document}

\begin{alignat}{5}
     \label{eq:test}
     \mathrm{iff} \quad &&\frac{\partial L}{\partial\eta_2} \quad&\eqmathbox{>}&&\quad\displaystyle\frac{\partial L}{\partial M} && \\
     \mathrm{then} \quad &&M \quad&\eqmathbox{>}&&\quad\sigma\eta_2 && \\
     \mathrm{with} \quad &&0 \le \eta_2 \le 1 \quad&\eqmathbox{\wedge} &&\quad \mathrm{O}(\sigma) \le 1 \quad \blacksquare &&
 \end{alignat}

 \begin{align}
     \label{eq:test}
     \mathrm{iff} \quad &&\frac{\partial L}{\partial\eta_2} \quad& \eqmathbox{>}&\quad\displaystyle\frac{\partial L}{\partial M} && \\
     \mathrm{then} \quad &&M \quad&\eqmathbox{>}&\quad\sigma\eta_2 && \\
     \mathrm{with} \quad &&0 \le \eta_2 \le 1 \quad&\eqmathbox{\wedge}&\quad \mathrm{O}(\sigma) \le 1 \quad \blacksquare &&
 \end{align}

 \end{document}

enter image description here

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  • Thanks, did not know such a package existed! If you don't mind, is there also any way to align both sets of symbols using eqmathbox?
    – CMichael
    Commented Feb 15, 2018 at 18:03
  • @CMichael: Do you mean aligning the symbols in align and in alignat?
    – Bernard
    Commented Feb 15, 2018 at 18:21
  • Yes, if possible, but perhaps across alignats would be sufficient in my case. I'm trying with a different alignat one with {2} and one with {3} and, thus far, they do not appear to align.
    – CMichael
    Commented Feb 15, 2018 at 18:24
  • You can group them as a unique alignat{3}, with one of them having one empty column. Hard to say more without having the exact example. The way eqparbox works is that it uses a tag instead of a width, so that all \eqparboxes sharing the same tag have the width of the widest contents.
    – Bernard
    Commented Feb 15, 2018 at 18:26
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with align:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb}

\begin{document}
 \begin{align}
     \label{eq:test}
 \mathrm{iff}  &&
        \frac{\partial L}{\partial\eta_2}\     > &\ \dfrac{\partial L}{\partial M}  &&\\
 \mathrm{then}  &&
        M\                                     > &\ \sigma\eta_2                    &&\\
 \mathrm{with}  &&0
        \le \eta_2 \le 1\                \wedge  &\ \mathrm{O}(\sigma)\le 1\quad \blacksquare &&
 \end{align}
 \end{document}

enter image description here

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  • Thank you. If you don't mind, could you explain the usage of the "&\" I'm finding it but haven't found an explanation on it thus far.
    – CMichael
    Commented Feb 15, 2018 at 18:10
  • @CMichael, &\ gives space of one letter after &. i used it instead of your &\quad.
    – Zarko
    Commented Feb 15, 2018 at 18:14
  • the wider spaces to the left of the greater-than signs emphasize the fact that the wedge is \mathbin and not \mathrel. the latter fact is the crux of the problem. Commented Feb 15, 2018 at 18:49
  • Yet it fails to produce even spacing on both sides. There's more on the right than on the left. The description of the amsmath align(at) environments suggests that the & precedes the binary operators to be aligned vertically. That's why I'd prefer the solution provided by egreg.
    – Kai
    Commented Feb 18, 2018 at 21:45

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