When I write `$\lim_{x \rightarrow p} f(x) = q$`

, the subscript `x \rightarrow p`

appears to the right of the limit, instead of directly underneath it.

When I try `$\displaystyle \lim_{x \rightarrow p} f(x) = q$`

, the subscript of the limit takes up extra space, making the line taller than usual and creating an awkward extra space underneath everything else…

Is there a way to write limits in-line with the subscript underneath, and everything squished to the normal height of the line its in?

## Best Answer

One way would be to use

`\scalebox`

from the`graphicx`

package to rescale the version obtained by`\displaystyle`

. Here is a comparison of the usual inline version of`\lim`

and the scaled version: