How I can make a transfer of a long math equation in a new line? I suppose there are at least two methods: manually by hands and adjust math container to do that automatically. Can you show me, please this two methods.

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    Welcome to TeX.SE! Please post an example of an equation that you need to get broken across two or more lines.
    – Mico
    Apr 23, 2012 at 2:43

1 Answer 1


If you want to make an equation centered on its own line, put it inside \[...\].

If you want to break a long equation across many lines, the align environment from the amsmath package is a great tool.

Here is a basic example:

\noindent Here is an equation centered on its own line:
\[ ax + by + cz = 2x + 3y + 4z \]
And here is an equation broken across multiple lines:
ax + by + cz
& = 2x + 3y + 4z \\
& = z \left( 2\frac{x}{z} + 3\frac{y}{z} + 4 \right)
\quad \text{(as long as $z \neq 0$)} \\
& = 0

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    Note that \begin{align} means you don't need to do \begin{equation}. Additionally, if you try to nest them, you will get an error.
    – Seanny123
    Jul 24, 2014 at 16:24

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