[Tex/LaTex] How to increase the spacing between equations in “gather”


Is there a way to consistently increase the vertical spacing between equation lines in a gather (or gather*) environment from amsmath?

Specifically, I want to produce something like

a = b \\[2ex]
c = d \\[2ex]
e = f

without having to write [2ex] at the end of each equation line.

I can think of some hacks that redefine \\ to automatically add the spacing, but is there some cleaner/better way to achieve this?

Best Answer

This can be achieved by increasing the length \jot which amsmath uses between lines in multi-line formulas. Either write




to increase the spacing. It's very similar to Increase spacing in split environment, since it's the same technique though another environment is meant.

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