# [OS X TeX] Equation alignment in enumerated list

Randy Scott scott_randy at sccollege.edu
Thu Dec 4 16:18:59 EST 2008

Hi,

I'm trying to create an enumerated list, where the items listed are
equations. So far so good. I've been using \displaystyle . . . to get my equations to line up with the the text that accompanies the equations. However, I need to make an entry that has the top line of a series of equations aligned with the item marker, and then the subsequent lines aligned at the equal sign with the top equation. For example: 1. f(x) = x^2 + 1/x = x^3/x + 1/x = (x^3+1)/x I've tried a \parbox[t] but that doesn't align the baseline of the equation with the item marker. I've tried \begin{align*} but that won't operate inside a\displaystyle arrangement.

Any ideas that you all could send my way would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Randy Scott
Santiago Canyon College
Orange, CA