I was able to do it this way finally.
\numberwithin{equation}{chapter}
\newtheorem{theorem}[equation]{Theorem}
\newtheorem{lemma}[equation]{Lemma} , etc
Thanks for everyone who read this post and thought about it.
I want to have a continuous sharing of numbering for the equations AND the theorems in a chapter. I am using \documentclass{book}. For example, in chapter 2, I wish to get, say
Theorem 2.1
(equation numbered) (2.2)
Theorem 2.3 etc.
Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
I was able to do it this way finally.
\numberwithin{equation}{chapter}
\newtheorem{theorem}[equation]{Theorem}
\newtheorem{lemma}[equation]{Lemma} , etc
Thanks for everyone who read this post and thought about it.