[LON-CAPA-users] Unreduced answers in Numerical Response

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 9 Oct 2002 05:31:19 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Lars,

> Thanks! Are there any other differences between between formularesponse and
> numericalresponse if the former is used for a numerical answer? 

Well it allows a large pile of possibilities in the answer.

Meaning if you ask the question:

What is 3/5+3/10?

The student can just enter 3/5+4/9 and get it right.

Or enter 45/50

Seems like there is enough reasons that one could do a fraction
control option in numericalresponse

Something like:

<numericalresponse fraction="reduced" answer="0.166667">

With values like any, mixed, reduced etc.

Think this would be better in the problem or as a parameter?

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