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# Questions tagged [align]

{align} is an environment provided by math packages that permits multiple related equations to be aligned at a common reference point, usually a sign of relation. For general questions about aligning document elements, use {horizontal-alignment} or {vertical-alignment} instead.

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### eqnarray vs align

Motivation I want to include a list of related equations, say, for a proof, in my LaTeX document. As far as I know, I have two good options, eqnarray and align. Question What is the difference ...
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### Show equation number only once in align environment

I want the equation number to be shown only at the last line, or better, somewhere in the middle of all. So instead of (1), (2), ... only (1). I use \begin{align} ... \end{align}
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### How to put the QED symbol of a proof at the right place inside align?

When a proof ends with a formula in equation or equation* environment, putting \qedhere after the equation would cause the QED symbol to appear in the right place. I.e. at the end of the line in which ...
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### What is the difference between split, multline, align, breqn for breaking an equation into multiple lines?

Sorry, if this question sounds a bit amateurish, but I haven't been able to find a good summary about the differences between these four environments for multi-lining an equation. Where do they differ ...
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### Uncover lines of an align environment with beamer

Is there any way to uncover equation-lines of an align* environment line per line in a frame conveniently? somethink like \begin{align*}[<+->] a &= b \\ b &= c \\ \...
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### How to number the letters of a sentence?

I need to number the letters of a sentence consecutively. Every letter should have the corresponding small number centered below it (see image below). Does anybody know how to do this? I tried \...
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### How can I use an align environment flush left?

Is there a way possible to imitate the align environment for math mode commands, without having all writing being placed toward the center on the output page? MWE: \documentclass{article} \...
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### How to correctly format (and align) a LaTeX proof?

I'm new to LaTeX and I'm trying to figure out how to correctly format a proof. Can someone show me a basic template for how to do this? The part I am having the most trouble with is creating new ...
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### Change font size of an align environment

In a document, I'd like to change the font size of a single align environment (not globally throughout the document). What is the proper way to do this? I've been using Preceding paragraph. {\tiny ...
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### Getting arguments underneath \min in an align environment

I am wondering how can I ensure that an argument gets placed underneath \min when I use an align environment. When I use math mode and write $min_{x_1,\dots x_T}$ the {x_1,\dots x_T} is ...
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### Split expressions with parentheses in align environment

I am writing down a rather long expression, which has to be splitted in a align environment. The thing is that this expression has parentheses which have to be splitted too. I don't want to use ...
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### How can I break an align environment for a paragraph?

I would like to have two displayed equations, broken by a short paragraph, but with aligned equal signs (as if using the align environment). Is there some way to "break" the align environment ...
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### Vertical alignment of align* in enumerate

Related (but not the same): Align number from enumerate with equation Displaying an equation in a list Earlier today I asked a question about aligning equations in an enumerate environment and ...
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### Use flalign or alignat or align or similar environment to align to the left

The following is a small example to use flalign environment to generate equation. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{txfonts} \begin{document} The formula is: \begin{flalign*} ...
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### What's the difference between align and align*?

After some brief searching I can't find the difference between align and align*. Google summarily ignoring the * is making it harder I think. Can you tell me the difference between these two? ...
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### Two sets of aligned equations in two columns?

Say I have a set of equations: (1) \begin{align} wx&=u\\ wy&=v\\ w&=10 \end{align} (2) \begin{align} x&=u/w\\ y&=v/w\\ \end{align} How can I do the following: put (1) and (2) ...
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### aligned environment of amsmath vs array environment

Today I found out the existence of the aligned environment of the amsmath package. However, I can't see the advantage of using it instead of the array environment from the example provided in amsldoc....
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### Multiline equation with LHS alone on first line?

I would like my multiline equations to look like this: Left-hand-side of my equation = right-hand-side number 1 = right-hand-side number 2 = etc. I know there is a simple way to do this, ...
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### Are \choose and \align incompatible?

I ran across a strange warning when trying to use the math command \choose inside the amsmath package's \align* environment: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align*...
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### How to left align a set of equations

I wanted to left align a set of equations. I've tried the solution provided in aligning to the left. It worked. But, I wanted to have a single equation number for the entire flalign in order to refer ...
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### Problem with beamer's \pause in alignments

I have the following code, (edit:) now without aligned. \documentclass{beamer} \mode<presentation> { \setbeamercovered{transparent} } \begin{document} \begin{frame} \[ \begin{cases} %\...
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### Highlight an equation within an align environment

I would like to define a command that puts a red box around an equation with yellow highlighting. I have the basics working pretty well. What I am unable to figure out is: How to keep the alignment ...
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### What is the difference between aligned in displayed mode and starred align?

I am confused in choosing one of the following approaches. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{siunitx} %\sisetup{detect-all} \usepackage{amsmath} \parindent=0pt\relax \begin{document} The following ...
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### Flexible equation, align, multline environment

I'm looking for a command (say \foo{}) or pair of commands (say \foos, \fooe) that behave like: equation environment if there is no \\ nor & multline if there is a single \\ align if there are ...
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I have multiple align environments in my document, separated by a small paragraph of text: \begin{align*} foo &= something very very long compared to the other align \end{align*} explanation ...
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### align inside of tabular

Today I failed using an align-environment inside of a tabular-environment. Consider the following example: \documentclass[12pt]{scrbook} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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### align vs. equation: Which way is typograpically preferred?

The main differences between align and equation are the spaces and that align cannot be used with split, as far as I know. What would be, from a typographic point of view, the preferred practice? ...
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### AMS Split inside AMS Align

I'd like to have multiple lines inside a single align cell like so: \begin{alignat*}{1} = & \begin{split}x+\\ y\end{split} \end{alignat*} But I get an error like: \end{alignat*} \An extra &...
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### Aligning the right parts in multiple \begin{cases}

Is there an intelligent way to left-align the parts right of & of the two cases environments shown below (if x >= 0, otherwise, if y < 0, otherwise). I wonder if there is a better way than ...
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### Aligning using flushleft and flushright

I am trying to create one column to the left side by side with another column to the right. The column to the left is labeled "Examples of like terms:" and the column to the right is labeled "Examples ...