[LON-CAPA-users] Any way around this?

Perry Tompkins ptompkins at sbuniv.edu
Wed Aug 22 16:27:15 EDT 2012

    I have what I expect to be a simple question. I was wanting a simple question with a text input, like an short answer essay, but one that gives the correct response after the answer-release date. I found the simple string question but it is expecting a verbatim answer and wants to automatically grade the question.

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I would suggest putting the format into the "Format" field of the numerical response.

- Gerd.

On Aug 21, 2012, at 10:54 AM, "Mills, Douglas G" <dmills at illinois.edu> wrote:

> HI All,
> I’m finding that if I define a variable as follows:
> $CB1=&format(8.000e-6,"4s");
> OR
> $CB1=&format(8.000e-6,"3e");
> And use it as the answer to a numerical problem requiring 4 significant figures, I get the error message that “the computer’s answer is incorrect (‘8e-06’).”
> I know (and have tested to confirm) that if I simply change the final zero to a 1 (so 8.001e-6) everything is fine. I had thought the &format command was the key to insisting on the correct number of sig figs in a variable, but I guess hadn’t run into this specific situation before.
> Any help from the pros?  Thanks,
> Doug
> Douglas Mills
> Director of Instructional Technologies Department of Chemistry 
> University of Illinois dmills at illinois.edu
> (217) 244-5739
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