# “Left-hand Side” and “Right-hand Side”

The command `\lhs`

inserts "left-hand side" or "L.H.S." depending on the context. Similarly, `\rhs`

inserts "right-hand side" or "R.H.S.". When used in text, the macros generate the spelled out text (i.e., "left-hand side"). In math mode, the acronym abbreviation is used.

**Definition**

### Examples

Code | Output |
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To simplify the \lhs, we ... |
$$\text{To simplify the left-hand side, we ...}$$ |

To simplify the \rhs, we ... |
$$\text{To simplify the right-hand side, we ...}$$ |

To simplify the $\lhs$, we ... |
$$\text{To simplify the L.H.S., we ...}$$ |

To simplify the $\rhs$, we ... |
$$\text{To simplify the R.H.S., we ...}$$ |