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"Statement 2 in page 172" or "statement 2 on page 172"?

I write a mathematical book and need to refer to certain page of another mathematical book.

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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (see here), the correct preposition is 'on', Example:

The full address is given on page 15.

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I would have said the following

You are writing a book on mathematics which references Statement 2 on page 172 'of' another mathematical book.

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  • Would you please provide an explanation as to why you think that sentence is your suggestion?
    – Maryam
    Jan 18 '19 at 1:14

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