# Can you split a two-column article into further columns?

I enjoy writing my math notes/lectures like so:

\documentclass[twocolumn, 10px]{article}


Before I discovered the code above I was using the package paracol to split the page whenever I want, but my professor recently started writing equations next to tabular environments. My question is there an easy way to write equations side-by-side either to the left or right of a tabular environment when already in a two-column format. For example If I wanted equations in that blue circle but still remaining in the left column: Though I doubt you guys need the code for such a simple tabular I provided it just in case :)

\begin{tabular}{c|c}
$x$ & $f(x)$ \\
\hline
$0$ & $1-p$ \\
$1$ & $p$
\end{tabular}


Edit: Further testing I realized If I add the code to the end tabular line it does produce an equation to the right and centered relative to the tabular

\begin{tabular}{c|c}
$x$ & $f(x)$ \\
\hline
$0$ & $1-p$ \\
$1$ & $p$
\end{tabular} $f(x)=p^x(1-p)^{1-x}\enspace x=0,1$ But I Suppose this would work only If I needed one equation, But if I needed a couple or maybe a cases environment I am not sure this method would work.

• multicol package? – Artificial Stupidity Oct 22 '20 at 23:53
• Ill try messing around with it! – Trap.Lord Oct 23 '20 at 0:14
• @NotAZoomedImage: Combining the multicol package with a twocolumn documentclass, results in the following warning: "Package multicol Warning: May not work with the twocolumn option" – leandriis Oct 23 '20 at 5:50
• @leandriis: A very good info. Thank you! – Artificial Stupidity Oct 23 '20 at 6:52

Just a suggestion: You can lose the equation number using align*.

\documentclass[twocolumn, 10pt]{article}% 10px is not supported, and would be incredibly tiny
\usepackage{amsmath}
\begin{document}
\begin{align}
\begin{array}{c|c}
x & f(x) \\
\hline
0 & 1-p \\
1 & p
\end{array} && % every second & separates an equation
\end{align}
\end{document} Here is an alternative suggestion using two minipages: \documentclass[twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{lipsum} % just for dummy text. Do not use in actual document.
\begin{document}
\lipsum
\begin{minipage}{0.25\linewidth}
$\begin{array}{c|c} x & f(x) \\ \hline 0 & 1-p \\ 1 & p \end{array}$
\end{minipage}%
\begin{minipage}{0.75\linewidth}
$f(x)=p^x(1-p)^{1-x}\quad x=0,1$
\end{minipage}

\lipsum
\end{document}