I'm writing some exercises with latex. They come from different references and I would like to set manually the number of the exercise every time, in order to keep the enumeration from the respective reference. Must be a very simple task, but still I can't figure it out. Thank you in advance!

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    It is not clear what exactly you are trying to achieve. Please elaborate. Examples and your codes so far will be helpful. And welcome to TeX.SE.
    – Masroor
    Commented Jan 16, 2015 at 18:22
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    Check out the enumitem package. But as @Masroor says, you should provide a minimal working example (even if it has the wrong numbers). It's hard to provide a good answer without knowing exactly what you want to achieve. Commented Jan 16, 2015 at 18:45

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Sounds like maybe you could use the description environment if you want to explicitly set each number with a custom format.

\item [A.] first example
\item [3.] second example

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