## writing homework assignments with enumerated questions and answers

### writing homework assignments with enumerated questions and answers

At many times, I have had to write homework assignments where I
respond to a number of questions that are given numbers from the text
but the numbers are not always numbered sequentially (ie I'd get do
problems 1,2,5,11,and 25 for a home work assignment and then for some
of the questions I'd only have to answer parts as "Do Problem 1,2a,
5b,c,and d, and prob 14) Is there a "good" way to do this in LaTeX? I
mean, I could always start an enumerate environment then
\setcounter{enumi}{***number i want - 1***} but answering long
questions in an enumerate environment changes settings about how
paragraphs are formatted (like the spacing between them).

Does anyone know what I might use, or what the norm is for latex
formatting of responses to questions?

Thanks

### writing homework assignments with enumerated questions and answers

How about using the sectioning commands + \secnumdepth to disable the
automatic numbering? I'm thinking of something like

\secnumdepth{0}
.
.
.
\section{5\quad Proof of Fermat's last theorem}
.
.
.

etc.

-- Scott

### writing homework assignments with enumerated questions and answers

The asterisked forms of the (sub)sectioning commands have done the job
for me in the past. They can also work for laying out syllabus headings
(class, lesson, week, examination, etc).

### writing homework assignments with enumerated questions and answers

what about the spaceing between paragraphs? When in an enumeration the
sopace between paragraphs is less than when not in the enumerate
environment. How can I set the spacing between paragraphs without
resorting to putting a \vspace command after each one.

### writing homework assignments with enumerated questions and answers

\parskip specifies the distance to skip between paragraphs. Hence, you
can put something like the following into your document:

\setlength{\parskip}{\baselineskip}

-- Scott