# [Tex/LaTex] How to have matrices side by side in latex

matrices

I'm new to latex and all of my matrices seem to be created on new lines, I can't seem to put them side by side. Here is what I am doing to make a matrix (with the 2d identity matrix as an example):

$\left( \begin{array}{cc} 1 & 0 \\ 0 & 1 \end{array} \right)$


Am I making it wrong? How can I place a second matrix directly beside this, as you would when doing matrix mathematics? Thanks

Don't enclose each array with $...$; instead, put all the arrays that you want together within one set of delimeters. Like this:
$\left( \begin{array}{cc} 1 & 0 \\ 0 & 1 \end{array} \right) % \left( \begin{array}{cc} 1 & 0 \\ 0 & 1 \end{array} \right)$

You should read the mathmode documentation. It should be part of your TeX Distribution, and has lots of examples to follow.