I have a question about the numbering in the appendix.

I want to proof a Lemma in the appendix which I used in the normal sections of my thesis. Therefore, I want to state the Lemma again in the appendix, followed by the proof. But I would like to keep the numbering of the Lemma the same as where I first used it instead of having them numbered with (A.1) etc.


In the normal chapters:

Lemma 3.7

statement and formular (3.21)

Then in the Appendix it should also stay like this:


Lemma 3.7



In order to proof equation (3.21), we have to....

\end proof

I hope it is clear, what I'm looking for.


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    See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/422/…, but there is another question here which can restate the environment completely. I'm on mobile and cannot find it. (And welcome to TeX.SX!) Nov 18, 2013 at 13:47
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    You can use a stared version of the \newtheorem and change its theoremstyle to format in the same way. Then you can use \begin{lemaX}[Lemma~\ref{lema3.7}] \end{lemaX}.
    – Sigur
    Nov 18, 2013 at 13:56

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I use this commands and it works for me:

\newcommand{\seepage}[1]{\marginpar{\scriptsize (p.~\pageref{#1})}}
\item[] \textbf{Lemma~\ref{#1}.} \seepage{#1} \em}{\end{trivlist}}

I hope that this helps

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    Apr 7, 2014 at 0:41

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