I need to use the amsmath
equation environment as the outer environment within which the inner
aligned environment is used for 2 equations aligned at the
= symbol. I did this to obtain a common/single equation number for both of these equations.
However, this leaves too much space above and below and looks too loosely typeset with respect to surrounding paragraphs. This is especially bad in my case since I need to use double-spacing.
I do not want to manually remove spaces by using \vspace commands. This is because I cannot figure out how much space needs to be removed if I need to change the font or convert the document from 12pt to 11pt etc (and I suspect it is not a good practice anyway).
I think the
\SwapAboveDisplaySkip command from the
mathtools package comes in handy. But the manual clearly says that it does not work with the amsmath equation environment. I nevertheless tried it and as expected, ran into errors such as
What would be a viable workaround for this scenario?