[Tex/LaTex] Writing mod in congruence problems without leading space


I have been writing

$a \equiv r (\mod n)$

but this puts a space between the ( and mod. For example, r ( mod n ) instead of r (mod n). So, how do you write r (\mod n) without that space? What would be the correct way to write $a \equiv r (\mod n)$?

Best Answer

The spacing issue is an obvious indication that it's not meant to be used that way. However, you could wing your own, depending on the sophistication you're after:

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\newcommand{\Mod}[1]{\ (\mathrm{mod}\ #1)}


  a &\equiv r \mod n \\
  a &\equiv r \pmod{n} \\
  a &\equiv r \Mod{n}