# [LON-CAPA-users] Format of solution fields

Justin Gray jgray at math.sfu.ca
Wed May 22 19:25:02 EDT 2013

```A little background information would help to clarify the problem. What
format do you expect for a correct submission? Do you require the fraction
to be reduced to lowest terms? Do you accept answers in decimal notation?

Justin

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On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 6:51 PM, Carl Lira <lira at egr.msu.edu> wrote:

> I could not decipher what you were trying to do until I pasted it into a
> new problem. It looks like you want the students to answer with a formula
> using a + or – sign, you want the students to use a fraction, and you want
> to check for a specific answer, such as +1/4. You created a complex layout
> for a fairly simple input.****
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> You could just state that the answer should be a fraction with an explicit
> + or – sign and give an example in the statement or a hint. Then create a
> string response instead of a numerical problem. There are some more
> complicated example loncapa problems using the cas system, but if all you
> want to do is may sure that they have the correct numerator, denominator,
> and sign, then a string response should work, even though you are asking
> for numbers. The string will not evaluate as the same if they enter +.25.
> You should be able to build the string from random variables.****
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> From loncapa listserv April Archives….****
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> Hi,****
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> does anyone know, how i can format the following problem without a table?****
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> Thanks,****
>
> Christina****
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> %<-----------------begin  example ****
>
> --------------------------------------------------------****
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> ** **
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> <table>****
>
>
>      <responseparam name="tol" default="0%" type="tolerance" ****
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> description="Numerical Tolerance" />****
>
>
>      <hintgroup showoncorrect="no">****
>
>      <startouttext /><endouttext />****
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>      </hintgroup>****
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>      </numericalresponse></td></tr>****
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>      <tr>    <td></td><td><optionresponse max="1"  randomize="no" ****
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> TeXlayout="horizontal">****
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>                            <foilgroup options="('+','-')" texoptions="">****
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>                              <foil location="random" value="-" name="foil1">****
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>                              </foil>****
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>                            </foilgroup>****
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> </optionresponse></td><td>------</td></tr>****
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>      <responseparam name="tol" default="0%" type="tolerance" ****
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> description="Numerical Tolerance" />****
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>      <hintgroup showoncorrect="no">****
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>      <startouttext /><endouttext />****
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>      </hintgroup>****
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>      </numericalresponse></td></tr>****
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>      <tr> <td>a</td><td></td><td></td></tr>****
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> </table>****
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> %<-----------------end  example ****
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> --------------------------------------------------------****
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