[LON-CAPA-users] Having an equation or a range as a response

Gerd Kortemeyer korte at lite.msu.edu
Thu Jan 19 23:17:14 EST 2012


On Jan 19, 2012, at 9:51 PM, Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:
> On Jan 19, 2012, at 8:39 PM, Seema Ali wrote:
>> An example would be:
>> State the equation for the asymptote for the graph y=10^(x+7)+8.
>> Answer:  [answer box]
> So that would be x=7 or y=8, correct?

Not sure anymore how I got to that x-solution, except that I just looked at the Google plot :-) In any case, I hope the sample code is useful, just eliminate the second solution.

For more complex equations, you need to wrap the MAXIMA-code into trigsimp(trigreduce(…)), so MAXIMA bothers simplifying the expression beyond the basics. When I have more time, I'll make a nice template for an "equation problem."

What else?

- Gerd.

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