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The numberings of Theorem and Proposition are not consecutive (I get Theorem 1 followed by Proposition 1 instead of Theorem 1 followed by Proposition 2). How can I fix it?

I need this numbering because otherwise I would have Theorem 1, Proposition 1, Lemma 1, Corollary 1, Remark 1, etc. which I think is very confusing if I reference Proposition 1 later.

  • Why you need that numbering? LaTeX and its packages are usually made ​​for standard document composition.
    – osjerick
    Nov 12, 2013 at 1:58
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    @osjerick Please see my edit.
    – Kunal
    Nov 12, 2013 at 2:00
  • several variations on the numbering of theorem-class objects, including this one, are covered in the user's guide: texdoc amsthm. Nov 12, 2013 at 15:00
  • You helped me do the opposite (consecutive to non-consecutive). So, here goes the upvote! :-P May 20, 2021 at 22:14

1 Answer 1


The \newtheorem construction offers two optional arguments. The first one fixes your numbering. In this case it means that proposition should use the same counter as theorem.







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  • Oh I see, thanks. So if I want remark to use the same numbering as theorem, proposition, and corollary, do I put \newtheorem{theorem,proposition,corollary}[remark]{Remark}?
    – Kunal
    Nov 12, 2013 at 2:06
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    @Kunal Rather one by one. If the main is theorem, then \newtheorem{remark}[theorem]{Remark} and so on. Nov 12, 2013 at 2:08

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