# Aligning \text{} on the left [duplicate]

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How can I break an align environment for a paragraph?

I am new here, and quite new to LaTeX. I did search for an answer to this as I think it should be trivial, but I didn't find the answer yet. I have something like

\begin{align*}
y &= mx + c \\
\text{some text here. So} \\
c &= y-mx \\
\text{but } \\
1+2 &\neq 2 \\
\text{Finally} \\
3 &= 1+2\\
\end{align*}


My question is: How to I make all the \text{} be aligned on the left instead of the middle? Sorry for my ignorance!

## marked as duplicate by egreg, Paulo Cereda, lockstep, Peter Grill, percusseOct 13 '12 at 10:25

• Welcome to TeX.sx! I would simply put the text out of the align environment. – Corentin Oct 13 '12 at 9:08
• Use \intertext{}, or \shortintertext{}. shortintertext requires the mathtools package. – Peter Grill Oct 13 '12 at 9:09