# [Tuglist] Aligning formulae

**David Kastrup
**
tuglist@tug.org.in

*09 Jul 2002 15:10:15 +0200*

"Dr. Dinesh Karia" <dineshjk@earth.planet.net.in> writes:
>* Dear Indian TeXers,
*>*
*>* I seek your help for the following problem I am facing.
*>*
*>* I want an alignment of the following type.
*>*
*>* exp_1 = exp_2 + exp_3 + exp_4 + \cdots + exp_n
*>* = exp'_2 + exp'_3 + exp'_4 + \cdots + exp''_n
*>* = exp''_2 + exp''_3 + exp''_4 + \cdots + exp''_n
*>*
*>* Where all = signs must be below each other. Also, respective + in each row
*>* should be aligned in respective columns. The length of each terms may be
*>* different.
*>*
*>* I tried aligned environment but it did not work, as the \columsep is leaving
*>* too much of gaps between + signs and so they look like far separated
*>* columns.
*
Then use alignat.
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