# [Tex/LaTex] How to increase vertical spacing between minipage and text

minipagespacing

I was trying to include two equations side-by-side in a document, while retaining the labels following this answer.

However the spacing between the minipage and the text is too small.
How can I increase it to match the "default" vertical spacing used between other equations and text?

Here is the code

 Let us now suppose that the sequence of variables follows a stochastic
Markov evolution model defined by

\begin{minipage}[t]{0.45\columnwidth}%
$$\nu_{t}=\frac{\beta\nu_{t-1}}{\gamma_{t}}\label{eq:v_evolution}$$
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\end{minipage}%
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.45\columnwidth}%
$$\phi_{t}=\frac{\phi_{t-1}\gamma_{t}}{\beta}\label{eq:v_precision_evolution}$$
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\end{minipage}

for the variance and the precision, respectively, where $\gamma_{t}$
is a time $t$ random impulse, with distribution


And here is the result:

Thank you!

I'm not sure I'd split it that way but:

Markov evolution model defined by

\vspace{\abovedisplayskip}
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.45\columnwidth}%
$$\nu_{t}=\frac{\beta\nu_{t-1}}{\gamma_{t}}\label{eq:v_evolution}$$
%
\end{minipage}%
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.45\columnwidth}%
$$\phi_{t}=\frac{\phi_{t-1}\gamma_{t}}{\beta}\label{eq:v_precision_evolution}$$
%
\end{minipage}

\vspace{\belowdisplayskip}
for the var