I posted an answer on math.se here and in there I used double dollar mode. Now in that mode, I had

\bigwedge^ \hspace{1mm} k V

but upon rendering it looks weird like

enter image description here

How can I bring the k closer to the big wedge so that it looks more normal like in single dollar mode? In single dollar mode, we have $\bigwedge^k V$ looking a lot more natural.

  • Does this concern a document printed with TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt or just MathJax?
    – egreg
    Commented Oct 12, 2012 at 22:45
  • @egreg I am not sure, on math.se it is printed with MathJax but when I type up latex documents I get the same problem too, so it's probably a latex wide problem. Commented Oct 12, 2012 at 22:46
  • You should never use $$ in LaTeX; probably \[\bigwedge\nolimits^{\!k}V\] is what you're looking for.
    – egreg
    Commented Oct 12, 2012 at 22:48
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    Recall that MathJax (used in Math.SE) is not LaTeX, while it uses some of its conventions.
    – egreg
    Commented Oct 12, 2012 at 22:53
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    @BenjaLim: See Why is \[ … \] preferable to $$?
    – Werner
    Commented Oct 12, 2012 at 22:59

2 Answers 2


Choose one among the following inputs, in LaTeX:

\bigwedge^k V

\bigwedge\nolimits^k V

\bigwedge\nolimits^{\!k} V

The respective results are shown below

enter image description here

The first is widely used, the second appears faulty. The command \! inserts a small backspacing.

Why not using $$ in LaTeX is explained here: Why is \[ ... \] preferable to $$ ... $$?


did you try the following?


(where the -3 can be fine tuned to your taste)

  • I get error "illegal unit of measure (pt inserted)"
    – Mathy
    Commented Mar 11, 2021 at 14:28

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