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## spacing in math mode

Because blanks were ignored within math mode, they have to be set by a special command:`$x\;y$`

more commands for spacing in math mode

$x\!y$ | |

$xy$ | |

$x y$ | xy |

$x\,y$ | |

$x\:y$ | |

$x\;y$ | |

$x\quad y$ | |

$x\qquad y$ |