The `xymatrix`

diagram does not seem to vertically align when grouped in an equation environment. For example, this code produces the following image (which seems to place the `xymatrix`

2.5em lower than it should be). How can I remedy this without using `\raisebox{2.5em}`

?

```
\[\boxed{
\begin{array}{ccc}
A & B & C \\
A & B & C \\
A & B & C \\
A & B & C \\
A & B & C \\
\end{array}
}
\quad
\boxed{
\begin{array}{ccc}
A & B & C \\
A & B & C \\
A & B & C \\
A & B & C \\
A & B & C \\
\end{array}
}
\qquad\boxed{
\xymatrix@-1pc{
A & B & C \\
A & B & C \\
A & B & C \\
}}
\]
```

## Best Answer

Use

`\vcenter`

to vertically center within math mode. For some strange reason is seems to require (at least sometimes) an inner`\vbox`

. As in:As an aside, your example doesn't compile for me because I don't know where the

`\boxed`

command is from. You should give a complete LaTeX (or TeX) file in your questions.