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# Spacing in Math Mode

In a math environment, LaTeX ignores the spaces you type and puts in
the spacing that it thinks is best. LaTeX formats mathematics the way
it's done in mathematics texts. If you want different spacing, LaTeX
provides the following four commands for use in math mode:

`\;` - a thick space
`\:` - a medium space
`\,` - a thin space
`\!` - a negative thin space

See also Math Formulas,
Math Symbols

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Revised: Sheldon Green, 7 Jul 1995.