# Equation numbering not shown

I am writing an equation using the syntax s follows:-

{
$N\!D_{\max} = \begin{cases} \frac{n}{2} &: \text{n even,} \\ \frac{n-1}{2} &: \text{n odd.} \end{cases}$  }\label{form:19}


I am able to label the equation during a sentence but the same equation number is not being shown beside the equation. How can I fix this problem? A picture

is attached for better understanding.

• As always on the this site: please post a full minimal example instead of sniplet. $...$  dies not number equations so I don't know what you are expecting with that label. Oct 27, 2018 at 10:48

You can use equation environment to get equation numbers or you can use \tag statement to give whatever equation number that you want to give.

{
$N\!D_{\max} = \begin{cases} \frac{n}{2} &: \text{n even,} \\ \frac{n-1}{2} &: \text{n odd.} \end{cases}$  }\label{form:19}

Referring to Equation~\ref{form:19}.

{
$N\!D_{\max} = \begin{cases} \frac{n}{2} &: \text{n even,} \\ \frac{n-1}{2} &: \text{n odd.} \end{cases}\tag{3.2}\label{form:19a}$  }

Referring to Equation~\ref{form:19a}.

$$N\!D_{\max} = \begin{cases} \frac{n}{2} &: \text{n even,} \\ \frac{n-1}{2} &: \text{n odd.} \end{cases} \label{form:19b}$$

Referring to Equation~\ref{form:19b}.


The braces around the equation are wrong; also, if you want a numbered equation you need equation, not $...$. The \label should go inside it.

Here's a corrected version, using some more facilities from mathtools, for instance dcases* (see its manual).

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath,mathtools}

\newcommand{\ND}{\mathit{ND}}

\begin{document}

The nodal diameter ($\ND$) of a deformation or excitation shape
is equal to the number of inflection lines'' across the disk.
The maximum nodal diameter $\ND_{\max}$ is given by Eq.~\eqref{form:19}
where $n$ denotes the number of periodic sections
$$\label{form:19} \ND_{\max}= \begin{dcases*} \frac{n}{2} & n even, \\ \frac{n-1}{2} & n odd. \end{dcases*}$$

\end{document}