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Singularity
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Equations on the left

Postby Singularity » Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:16 pm

I have the option "fleqn", but when I use double dollar sign to make an equation, it's centered.

How can I get the double dollar sign to print the equation to the left, but indented maybe half an inch?

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:20 am

That's because fleqn is a LaTeX option.

But $$ ... $$ is low level TeX. This doesn't know LaTeX options and so doesn't respect them. That's a good example, where low level TeX commands are dangerous, and high level LaTeX pendant commands should be used.

Here, the LaTeX shortcut for displayed equations is this:

  1. \[
  2. y = f(x) % sample
  3. \]


It aligns to the left, with fleqn, with a small indentation, as desired.

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