My apologies if this question is answered elsewhere; I searched for it with no success.

I want to use lemmas in my paper, but I want to do it the dummy way: instead of inserting a different thing in the preamble for each lemma, I just want to use

\usepackage{amsthm, amssymb}


Here is my first lemma

Here is the first proof \& \qedhere 

Here is my second lemma

Here is the second proof \& \qedhere 


but then it will automatically insert a number. This is just a homework assignment, so I have no need of a number for each lemma. Is there a simple way to get rid of the numbering? I've tried putting asterisks in various places...

1 Answer 1


Just use the * form of the definition

  • Thank you very much! I notice actually that the qed symbol will be put in automatically, so I don't need '\qedhere'. What is the difference between putting && and \&, as you edited?
    – Eric Auld
    Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 12:02

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