I noticed when trying to make a string of 6 `\circ`

symbols that the last one is closer to the one beside it than the rest of them, after playing with it for a while it looks like an even number (greater than 2) of `\circ`

causes this, how can I fix the spacing so it is even?

Example:

```
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
1 circ: $\circ $
2 circ: $\circ \circ $
3 circ: $\circ \circ \circ$
4 circ: $\circ \circ \circ \circ$
5 circ: $\circ \circ \circ \circ \circ $
6 circ: $\circ \circ \circ \circ \circ \circ $
7 circ: $\circ \circ \circ \circ \circ \circ \circ $
\end{document}
```

## Best Answer

From the TeXbook (page 187, solution on page 326)

It doesn't matter if we're in an equation number (

`\eqno`

); the main issue is math mode where the behavior shows. Since`\circ`

is a binary operation symbol just like`*`

, you get the same.If you want evenly spaced

`\circ`

symbols you can useEven better, define a suitable command: