Could anyone tell me, how can I obtain an equation numbering as displayed in the textsample? I am talking about (4.1)_\pm.

E.DiBenedetto, Partial Differential Equations

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    Welcome to TeX.SE! \tag{} is what you need. Btw, please add a source you take the screenshot from.
    – user156344
    Feb 28, 2019 at 14:15
  • Thank you, I already tried, but unfortunately \tag{} is not producing the desired result. It Looks like ((1)_-). Moreover, I would prefer a solution where the equation-number is determinier by Latex and not by myself, as I will need to refer to these equations later.
    – E.ElBehi
    Feb 28, 2019 at 14:28
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    Please, the name is “Ennio De Giorgi”, with a space. Writing it “DeGiorgi”, US style, is wrong.
    – egreg
    Feb 28, 2019 at 14:46
  • Sorry, the extract is not my work. And besides DeGiorgi-function classes are written like this, throughout the literature. Besides, this is not the topic here
    – E.ElBehi
    Feb 28, 2019 at 14:56

1 Answer 1




a = b \tag*{(\theequation)$_{\pm}$}\refstepcounter{equation}
c = d \tag*{(\theequation)$_{-}$}\refstepcounter{equation}

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    @Mico Agreed. My answer was just a quick and dirty trick to add section numbers to equation number while using article.
    – Denis
    Mar 1, 2019 at 12:47
  • @Denis - I've taken the liberty of editing your code to modify the way the composite "numbering" of equations is performed.
    – Mico
    Mar 1, 2019 at 13:40

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