# [LON-CAPA-users] alternate notation

**Justin Gray
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lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org

*Sun, 18 Oct 2009 17:07:50 -0700*

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I seem to recall that there is a way to specify an alternate notation within
the <script> tags of a problem, but cannot recall how to do this. If a
student submits an answer using natural logs with the notation ln, how can I
replace ln with log in their answer so that Maxima will understand it?
Thanks,
Justin
P.S. I know that I can specify a collection of answers in formula response
problems, but I want ln to be treated as log so that equivalent answers will
be recognized, such as ln(x^n) and n*ln(x).
Justin Gray | Senior Lecturer
Department of Mathematics | Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive, Burnaby | V5A 1S6 | Canada
Tel: +1 778.782.4237 | Fax: +1 778.782.4947 | Email: jgray@math.sfu.ca
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n the <script> tags of a problem, but cannot recall how to do this. I=
f a student submits an answer using natural logs with the notation ln, how =
can I replace ln with log in their answer so that Maxima will understand it=
?<br>
<br>Thanks,<br>Justin<br><br>P.S. I know that I can specify a collection of=
answers in formula response
problems, but I want ln to be treated as log so that equivalent answers
will be recognized, such as ln(x^n) and n*ln(x).<br><br clear=3D"all">Justi=
n Gray | Senior Lecturer<br>Department of Mathematics | Simon Fraser Univer=
sity<br>8888 University Drive, Burnaby | V5A 1S6 | Canada<br>Tel: +1 778.78=
2.4237 | Fax: +1 778.782.4947 | Email: <a href=3D"mailto:jgray@math.sfu.ca"=
>*jgray@math.sfu.ca</a><br>
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