I am using \parts in the document class exam. I have noticed that it will always start the lettering with "a". Is there a way to change this in latex? I have already tried using the following:


I was wondering if there is any way that I could start lettering with "b" or "c".

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    Welcome to TeX.SE. Please always provide a MWE (Minimal Working Example), which presents your problem in a compilable code. IN your case, setting the counter part to 2 will only result in starting the next part after this command with value 3. If you want to change the numbering system, you have to use something like \arabic{\thecounter}.
    – Jan
    Commented Jan 29, 2017 at 8:25

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You had the right idea, but the counter you want to change is partno not part.


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Describe the effect on the aircraft industry.


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