I keep forgetting how to do this, so here’s a quick post that shows how to start a LaTeX enumerate environment with a different number.

By default enumerate environments start counting from 1 (obviously). To start with a different number you simply need to change the value of a counter:

   \item This will be item 3
   \item Item 4 will be here

If you have nested enumerate environments, the counters are enumii and enumiii.