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Answer is a Number or a Formula - Try it out

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This PG code shows how to write a question whose answer is a number or a formula.


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PG problem file Explanation

Problem tagging data

Problem tagging:

DOCUMENT();

loadMacros(
"PGstandard.pl",
"MathObjects.pl",
"AnswerFormatHelp.pl",
);

TEXT(beginproblem());

Initialization:

Context("Numeric");

$a = non_zero_random(-9,9,1);
do { $b = random(2,9,1); } until ( $b != $a );

$answer1 = Compute("$a");
$answer2 = Compute("$a x^($b) + $b")->reduce();

Setup: We use do { $b = random(2,9,1); } until ( $b != $a ); to generate distinct random numbers.

Context()->texStrings;
BEGIN_TEXT
Enter \( $answer1 \): 
\{ ans_rule(20) \}
\{ AnswerFormatHelp("numbers") \}
$BR
$BR
Enter \( $answer2 \): 
\{ ans_rule(20) \}
\{ AnswerFormatHelp("formulas") \}
END_TEXT
Context()->normalStrings;

Main Text:

$showPartialCorrectAnswers = 1;

ANS( $answer1->cmp() );
ANS( $answer2->cmp() );

Answer Evaluation:

Context()->texStrings;
BEGIN_SOLUTION
${PAR}SOLUTION:${PAR}
Solution explanation goes here.
END_SOLUTION
Context()->normalStrings;

COMMENT('MathObject version.');

ENDDOCUMENT();

Solution:

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