Subscriber Login

  • This account has no valid subscription for this site.

Forgotten your password?

Show Summary Details
Page of

Spacing With Mathematical Symbols 

Spacing With Mathematical Symbols

Mathematical Composition

Stephen J. Lurie

Page of

PRINTED FROM AMA MANUAL OF STYLE ONLINE ( © American Medical Association, 2009. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the license agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in AMA Manual of Style Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy). 

Subscriber: null; date: 24 October 2016

Spacing With Mathematical Symbols

Thin spaces should be used before and after the following mathematical symbols: ±, =, <, >, ≤, ≥, +, −, ÷, ×, ·, ≈, ∼, ∩, ∫, Π, Σ, and |.

a ± b a = b a + b ab a ÷ b a × b a · b a > b a < b

Symbols are set close to numbers, superscripts and subscripts, and parentheses, brackets, and braces.



(a + b)






{a + b}

Previous | Next