How to insert an equation with a system of linear equations or linear system

Word 2016
This tip shows how to insert an equation with a system of linear equations (or linear system) – a collection of two or more linear equations involving the same set of variables.

How to add an equation in your document, see Working with Microsoft Equation.

To insert a system of linear equations, do the following

In the Professional presentation:

   1.   In your own equation, enter f (x)=.

   2.   Under Equation Tools, on the Design tab, in the Structures group, click the Bracket button:

Bracket button in equations Word 2016

In the Bracket list, under Cases and Stacks, choose Cases (Two Conditions):

Superscript in equations Word 2016

   3.   In every box, enter the appropriate formula, for example:

A system of linear equations or linear system in Word 2016

To insert a new line for this system of linear equations, just click Enter:

A new line for the system of linear equations or linear system in Word 2016

In the Linear presentation:

   1.   In your own equation enter f (x) = {.

   2.   Enter \eqarray to start a system of linear equations. Then you enter a space key, this linear formula transformed to the professional format:

A system of linear equations or linear system 1 in Word 2016

   3.   In the brackets enter formulas with symbols @ that divide rows in the linear system:

A system of linear equations or linear system 2 in Word 2016

   4.   Enter \close to end the system of linear equations:

A system of linear equations or linear system 3 in Word 2016

Then you enter a space key, the formula transformed to the professional format:

A system of linear equations or linear system in Word 2016

See also how to create other types of equations.

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