How can I label my equations as:

a = b+c (1(a))
d = f+g (1(b))

Please advice as I have used simple labeling structure \label but don't know how to handle the letters.


You can use the subequations environment from amsmath:



y & = d \\
y & = cx + d \\
y & = bx ^{2}+ cx + d \\
y & = ax ^{3}+ bx ^{2}+ cx + d


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  • Thanks Gonzalo for your prompt reply. What if I can't write my subequation under one \begin {subequation} and \end{subequation}? Actually my two equations have text in between, mean 1(a) then some text then 1(b). I hope i am making clear here. Thanks for your help. – user47254 Mar 4 '14 at 2:46
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    @user47254 For short texts you can use \intertext{text text...}. – Gonzalo Medina Mar 4 '14 at 3:17

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