# Latex – Problem with redefined section and mathtools when using unnumbered section

By | 2013-01-04

Section is redefined with a classical:
```\renewcommand\section{\@startsection{section}{1}{\z@} {-3.5ex \@plus -1ex} { 2.3ex \@plus .2ex} {\bfseries} }```
Suppose you’re using an unnumbered section (\section*).
Everything is working fine, until you need to use mathtools for displaying an equation.
And now, your unnumbered section is numbered, and its title is *…

The problem is just, you just put a new line between the }} where it sould not have been.
Just rewrite your definition, and it’ll be working again:
```\renewcommand\section{\@startsection{section}{1}{\z@} {-3.5ex \@plus -1ex} { 2.3ex \@plus .2ex} {\bfseries}}```

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