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I have looked at other posts regarding how to center a "figure." To be clear, I want to center the plot in the center of the document.

I have followed the advice of many to use "\centering." However, I placed it in several locations (the one shown is one among them), and it has not centered the plot. What am I doing wrong?

\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{axis}[xmax = 4, ymax = 4, samples = 50]
   \centering
   \addplot[black, smooth,domain=0:1] {sqrt(1 - 4*(x - 1/2)^2};
\end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}

Result:

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    Hi, \centering needs to go before \begin{tikzpicture} – user121799 Nov 7 '18 at 19:16
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    Perfect. Thank you marmot. I did not want to keep pestering you with questions. :P – Rafael Vergnaud Nov 7 '18 at 19:17
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    @marmot Do you want to add an answer? – siracusa Nov 8 '18 at 22:09
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it was solved in the comments – siracusa Nov 30 '18 at 14:49