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I'm trying to fix the numbering for the subsections of document I'm putting together. What I have at the moment is something that looks like:

Chapter 1
------Section 1.1
------Section 1.2
------Section 1.3
-----------Subsection 1.3.7

and similar in later chapters as well.

But I want subsection 1.3.7 to be numbered as 1.3.1. It seems the reason it's getting numbered as 1.3.7 is because I have some definitions and theorems within section 1.3 that are numbered 1.3.1 - 1.3.6

I've looked around at other questions about numbering, but none of them seem to address this particular issue

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    Could you post a minimal, yet complete, code reproducing the problem? – Bernard Apr 29 at 19:15
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    you seem to have managed to use the subsection counter for the definitions. – Ulrike Fischer Apr 29 at 19:35
  • latex would start the numbering from 1 so you have broken the default behaviour with code you have not shown. That makes it hard to tell you how to fix it if you show no code. – David Carlisle Apr 29 at 21:01
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You have not given many clues but looking into a crystal ball suggests that you have

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from

\documentclass{report}

\newtheorem{thm}[subsection]{Theorem}
\begin{document}

\chapter{Zzz}
\section{Z}
z
\section{Zz}
z
\section{Zzz}
z
\begin{thm} aaa\end{thm}
\begin{thm} aaa\end{thm}
\begin{thm} aaa\end{thm}
\begin{thm} aaa\end{thm}
\begin{thm} aaa\end{thm}
\begin{thm} aaa\end{thm}
\subsection{zzzz}
zzz
\end{document}

where the [subsection] optional argument says to number the theorems as subsections. The solution is not to use that argument.

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  • My apologies for not providing a MWE. You are correct that the [subsection] argument was the culprit. Thank you! – Bey Apr 30 at 1:47

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