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I am trying to write down the solution to a math problem which has five separated questions, marked as (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v). At the beginning of my answer, I would like to write something like this:

Through the following discussion, we will separately prove the properties stated in the five (...) of the proposed problem.

What would be the right word to use in (...)? Maybe items, or questions? In Spanish we have a standard word to refer to the different questions of a problem, but is there one in English too?

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    I will address the different sections of the question sequentially. But does this really need to be spelled out? Feb 18, 2017 at 10:14
  • 'Through the following discussion, we will separately prove the properties stated in each of the five problems'. Feb 18, 2017 at 10:45
  • Thank you, sections sounds good to me. @Edwin Ashworth, you probably are right and it doesn't need to be spelled out, but it seemed a little blunt to just start answering the five questions without any introduction... Does it sound strange to start that way? Feb 18, 2017 at 11:24
  • Consider calling them parts.
    – Lawrence
    Feb 18, 2017 at 15:13
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    Enumerated points. Feb 19, 2017 at 3:46

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'Section' is the word you are looking for. You need to use plural form 'sections'. Yeah, in my country it sounds strange to start that way, at least while answering mathematics.

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  • Others have considered this too basic an answer to submit as an 'answer'. Feb 18, 2017 at 22:56

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