I am working on homework and problems are assigned from several sections of a book. For example, I have to solve problems 1, 7, 24 from section 1 and problems 2, 5, 9 from section 2. I do not care about section numbering so my counter would go 1 -> 7 -> 24 -> 2 -> 5 -> 9.
I have been typing all of this up via
\setcounter which has become quite the hassle. My question is two-fold.
Should I continue using enumerate or should I do something else? (self-numbering, etc.)
Assuming yes to the above, how do I streamline the process of numbering? I tried to write something like
but have had no such luck.