I don't know LaTeX very well, and I don't know the proper words in LaTeX commands for my question, so I was going to ask it here.
You know in the problem pages of mathematics books, where they have a question like:

  1. Solve these equations

    (a) eq 1 (b) eq 2 (c) eq 3
    (d) eq 4 (e) eq 5 (f) eq 6

How do you do that in LaTeX?

Yes, I have tried searching but Enumerated List and Table is not what I want.
I want it to look like the problem page in a math book.

This is the code I came up with:

%question <<Question 6 page 68 Pure Mathematics 1>>>
\item Solve the following inequalities. 
    \begin{tabular}{ l c r }
     \item $ \dfrac{1}{3}\left(8x+1 \right) - 2\left(x-3 \right) > 10$ &\item  $\dfrac{5}{2}\left( x+1\right) - 2\left(x-3\right) <7 $ & \item $\dfrac{2x+1}{3} - \dfrac{4x+5}{2} \le 0 $ \\
     \item $\dfrac{3x-2}{2} - \dfrac{x-4}{3} < x $ & \item $ \dfrac{x+1}{4} + \dfrac{1}{6} \ge \dfrac{2x-5}{3}$ & \item $\dfrac{x}{2} - \dfrac{3-2x}{5} \le 5$ \\

2 Answers 2


If you don't need the equations aligned then you should us enumerate* from the enumitem package, which produces results similar to inparaenum, but provides more flexibility.

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However, if you want them aligned, the array (since it is entirely math content) environment, or tabular is the solution to use:

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\usepackage[inline]{enumitem}% {enumerate*}
\usepackage{array}%            \newcolumntype



\item Solve these equations (enumerate*):

\item $x+3=7$ \item $x^2+5x-7=0$ \item $3x^4+5x^2-6x+7=0$
\item $az^2+bx+c=0$ \item $\sin x +\cos x =0$ \item $\cos x =-1$

\item Solve these equations (array):

 x+3=7       & x^2+5x-7=0        & 3x^4+5x^2-6x+7=0 \\
 az^2+bx+c=0 & \sin x +\cos x =0 & \cos x =1

  • Above and beyond, and thanks for the code, so I can have them line up.
    – MaoYiyi
    Sep 13, 2012 at 0:29

The paralist package allows this. For your example:




\item Solve these equations:

\item eq 1 \item eq 2 \item eq 3\\
\item eq 4 \item eq 5 \item eq 6



You will probably want to insert some horizontal spacing after the content of each of the items.

  • I'd use \hfil between each item to get some horizontal spacing.
    – user11232
    Sep 12, 2012 at 17:33

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