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I am trying to number my theorems according to section number. I use the following in the preamble, which works:


However, since my section is numbered as roman numeral, my theorem numbering ends up being like

Theorem IV.1

Which is really ugly. I would like to keep my section numbering as Roman numerals but my theorem numbering as Arabic. I've tried stuff like


But this wouldn't compile. I've also looked around online but couldn't find the answer.

Pleas let me know if you know a solution to this problem. Thank you!!

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Wow that worked! Thanks so much I looked around for so long! – Penguinator Apr 9 '13 at 5:56

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