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How to type space in Latex

  1. Nov 1, 2009 #1
    How to type "space" in Latex

    Hi there,

    Can I just ask how can I type "space" between two equations (for example) on the same line?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2009 #2
    Re: How to type "space" in Latex

    I normally use
    \,
    \quad
    \qquad
    Depending on the amount of space I need:
    [tex]x\,y[/tex]
    [tex]x\quad y[/tex]
    [tex]x\qquad y[/tex]
    For some purposes such as aligning systems of equations there are better alternatives such as the environment align*.

    EDIT:
    I just remembered that
    \:
    \;
    \ (just \ followed by a space).
    also works as follows:
    [tex]x\:y[/tex]
    [tex]x\; y[/tex]
    [tex]x\ y[/tex]

    I just looked up the relation between them and it turns out that
    \, = 3/18 \quad
    \: = 4/18 \quad
    \; = 5/18 \quad
    \ = corresponds to normal space.
    \qquad = 2\quad
    I'm not exactly a LaTeX expert so if someone spots an error feel free to correct me.
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2009
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