# [OS X TeX] Renumbering equations in Mac OS TeX

George Gratzer gratzer at mac.com
Tue Jan 29 09:30:07 CET 2008

```May I suggest

\renewcommand{\theequation}{7.\theequation}

I hope this would work.

If the 7 here is the section number, of course,

\renewcommand{\theequation}{\thesection.\theequation}

should  do the trick.

GG

On Jan 28, 2008, at 9:51 PM, Matthew Leingang wrote:

> On Jan 28, 2008, at 9:55 PM, David Kaplan wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I have a document with equations that I need to have numbered a
>> particular way.  Specifically, instead of numbering them 1 through
>> 5, say, I need them numbered 7.1 through 7.5.  I tried
>> \setcounter{equation}{7.1}, but that didn't seem to do anything.
>> Any suggestions are appreciated.
>>
>
>
> Dear David,
>
> The \numberwithin command is your friend.  Here are a few examples
> of its use:
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>
> --
> Matthew Leingang
> Preceptor in Mathematics
> Harvard University
>
> http://www.math.harvard.edu/~leingang/vCard.vcf
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