# reference to a \section*{}

I need to answer my assignment in latex with a

Assignment 1a
Assignment 1b
Assignment 1c
Assignment 2a
Assignment 2b


I have tried to use the \section*{}, but referencing then doesn't work. Is there another way of being able to have a section and subsection with numbers and letters as shown above?

• Thank you :-) Could you give an example? Would be most appreciated! – jubibanna Apr 4 at 22:20

Here's a simple way to do it, with no package just using \section and an assignment environment. Since this abuses the \section command, it's not usable within a document that also requires regular sections, but the approach could be adapted use \subsection instead.

\documentclass{article}
\newcounter{assignment}
\renewcommand{\thesection}{Assignment~\arabic{assignment}\alph{section}}
\newenvironment{assignment}{\refstepcounter{assignment}}{\setcounter{section}{0}}
\begin{document}
\begin{assignment}
\section{First sub assignment}
\section{Second sub assignment}
\section{Third sub assignment}
\end{assignment}
\begin{assignment}
\section{First sub assignment}
\section{Second sub assignment}
\end{assignment}
\end{document}