I am writing up some problem solutions from a textbook.

For Chapter 1, I want to start off with Problem 1.36, rather than with 1.1

How do I accomplish this?

Below is my code






\section{Chapter 1}


This should Read Problem 1.36, rather than 1.1



EDIT: I want to be able to continue on to 1.37 and 1.38 rather than 1.2 and 1.3. Is there a way to do this?

  • 2
    \setcounter{thm}{35}? However, as you are using the same counter for many things this may result in unwanted effects... – campa Aug 24 '16 at 8:43
  • 3
    Where does the number 36 come from? As it's written, your code makes problems share the numbering with theorems, lemmas and propositions. Can you be more specific? – egreg Aug 24 '16 at 9:02



and add the


in the preamble. Hope this helps. I am attaching a screenshot of the same. Also, make sure you use the {amsthm} package.

\newtheorem*{prob*}{Problem 1.36}

\section{Chapter 1}


This should Read Problem 1.36, rather than 1.1



enter image description here

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.