Numbering theorem-like environments
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When you typeset a document containing theorems, LaTeX or pdfLaTeX formats and numbers the theorems and, if you've created markers for the theorems, creates any cross-references to them. In-text cross-references appear as the number of the theorem.
NoteYou must typeset the document to generate theorem numbers.
Most typesetting specifications use a common numbering sequence throughout a document for all theorem-like statements. Based on \newtheorem statements, the sequence results in numbers like these: Theorem 1, Corollary 2, Lemma 3, Theorem 4, and so on. Usually, the environments are numbered on the basis of the Theorem environment. You can change the numbering scheme.
The theorem numbering sequence is determined by the \newtheorem statements that ordinarily appear in the document preamble. A \newtheorem statement has two forms:
The commands have these parameters:
The part of a typical document preamble that defines the theorem environments looks like this:
These lines define a number of theorem-like environments, all numbered on the basis of the Theorem environment.
applies the label Corollary to statements tagged with the corollary tag and numbers the statements using the numbering sequence used for theorems.
If you're familiar with TeX and LaTeX and the \newtheorem statements appear in the preamble of your document, you can change the numbering sequence for theorems in your document by changing the \newtheorem statements. You can
Sometimes the \newtheorem statements are included in the typesetting specifications for the shell. In that case, don't attempt to modify the statements. Choose a different shell in which theorem statements are numbered to your liking.
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