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equation* environment or \[ \]? [duplicate]

So, I'm writing a mathematics paper, and let's say I have the following: \begin{equation*} 2+2=4 \end{equation*} Is this the proper way to do an unnumbered equation, or is it preferred to do the ...
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Unnumbered equations: Any difference between \begin{equation*} and \[? [duplicate]

Is there a difference between defining an unnumbered equation with Option 1: \begin{equation*} ... \end{equation*} versus Option 2: \[ ... \] If there are differences, they are not apparent in ...
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Begin{equation} works better with \ than $$ [duplicate]

I am relatively new to LateX, and am a bit confused with the \begin{equation} command. I use $$...$$ to enter the math mode in a new environment. However, I find that when I combine $$..$$ with \begin{...
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Is `\[` equivalent to \begin{displaymath}? [duplicate]

Are the following two code snippets equivalent? Snippet One \[ a + b = c \] Snippet Two \begin{displaymath} a + b = c \end{displaymath}
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Any idea why this LaTeX code errors out upon compile? [duplicate]

Does anybody here have any ideas why the following code does not seem to compile in MiKTeX 2.9? I am using the amsthm package: $$\begin{align} &1+(8 m - 2) (12 m + 1)^k + (48m^2 - 8 m + 1)...
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Difference in the three methods for unnumbered equation [duplicate]

What is the (subtle) difference between the three ways to typeset unnumbered equations (if any)? The first is the plain tex, $$ E = mc^2 $$ The second is the LaTeX \[ E = mc^2 \] And the third is ...
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Why is \[ ... \] preferable to $$ ... $$?

I've heard that you should use \[ ... \] for displayed equations instead of $$ ... $$, but why is that? I'd assumed that it's so that you can more easily tell which are starting and which are ending ...
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How do I turn off equation auto numbering

I have an equation like this: \begin{align} P(A \cup B) = \sum_{\omega \in A \cup B} P(\omega) = \sum_{\omega \in A} P(\omega) + \sum_{\omega \in B} P(\omega) = P(A) + P(B) \end{...
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align vs equation

I always use align in my documents, and avoid equation. Is there anything wrong with that? My reasoning behind this: align > equation, so why not use it?
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Getting the expectation symbol to behave like $\sum$ instead of $\Sigma$

How can I get an expectation symbol which behaves like $\sum$? Specifically, I want the underscore to be like that of a summation. At the moment I use $$\mathbb{E}_{x\in A}$$ However, I do not ...
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Defining `$$$ $$$` to align

I would like to define $$$ \zeta(s) = \dfrac1{1^s} + \dfrac1{2^s} + \cdots $$$ as a short hand for \begin{align} \zeta(s) = \dfrac1{1^s} + \dfrac1{2^s} + \cdots \end{align}` How should I go about ...
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How to draw matrix with dots?

How can I draw a matrix with dots in tex like the one shown below:
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How do I use AMS Euler?

% What to do here \begin{document} This is good integration. $$\displaystyle \int x dx = \frac{x^2}{2}$$ \end{document} I don't know much about LaTeX so I am going to need some spoon feeding. ...
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Can I get $$...$$ to behave like \[...\]?

Is it possible to modify LaTeX so that good old $$...$$ behaves like \[...\] (and by this I mean that it should be synonymous to it). If yes: Dear LaTeX3 developer, please integrate this into LaTeX3! ...
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Make Legendre symbols the same size

I've been having a bit of trouble typesetting (n-th power) Legendre symbols. I've set up the command \newcommand{\Leg}[3][]{\left(\frac{#2}{#3}\right)_{#1}} But, when I type e.g. $$\Leg[3]{\pi}{\...
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