How can I align my equations as in the image below?

I know

```
\begin{equation}
\begin{split}
x_1'(t) &= x_1(t)+2 x_2(t) \\
x_2'(t) &= 3 x_1(t)
\end{split}
\end{equation}
```

but it will only align the equal signs and not the variables.

## Best Answer

You can use

Notice that I have added three alignment points in case you need to vertically align the second factor on the right-hand side too.

I hope it's clear how to extend this to more than three alignment points. (Fore n alignment points, 2n-1

`&`

s are needed.)P.S. Remember the use of

`{}`

to get the correct spacing around the`+`

.UpdateIn case you don't need more than two alignment points, you can use the following: