## WeBWorK Problems

### Multiple correct answers of different Math Object type ### Multiple correct answers of different Math Object type

by Alex Jordan -
Number of replies: 0
Hello, I am trying to program a question that asks students to solve a system of two linear equations in two variables. Right now, the problem accepts a list of two assignment formulas as the proper answer. For example:

x=1, y=3

But some students will enter the point (1, 3) for the solution (despite the instructions) and I'd like to have a custom answer checker to deal with this.

My attempts to write a custom answer checker have failed, and I think the reason has to do with the fact that I am trying to work with a list of formulas Math Object and a point Math Object.

Can anyone help? Here is the code for the problem as I have it now.

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# WeBWorK problem written by Alex Jordan
# Portland Community College
# ENDDESCRIPTION

## DBsubject('Algebra')
## DBchapter('Systems of Equations and Inequalities')
## DBsection('Systems of Equations')
## KEYWORDS('solutions', 'systems of equations')
## TitleText1('Introductory Algebra')
## EditionText1('5')
## AuthorText1('Blitzer')
## Section1('5.2')
## Problem1('10')
## Author('Alex Jordan')
## Institution('PCC')

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DOCUMENT();

"PGstandard.pl",
"MathObjects.pl",
"parserAssignment.pl",

);

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Context("Numeric");
parser::Assignment->Allow;
Context()->reduction->set('(-x)-y'=>0);
Context()->reduction->set('(-x)+y'=>0);

$a = -1;$b = 3;
$e = 10;$c = 2;
$d = 8;$f = -6;

$left1=Compute("$a*x+$b*y")->reduce;$right1=Compute("$e")->reduce;$left2=Compute("$c*x+$d*y")->reduce;
$right2=Compute("$f")->reduce;

"no solutions"=>{alias=>'no solution'},
"none"=>{alias=>'no solution'},
"infinite number of solutions"=>{},
"infinitely many solutions"=>{alias=>'infinite number of solutions'},
"infinitely many"=>{alias=>'infinite number of solutions'},
"infinite"=>{alias=>'infinite number of solutions'},
"infinite solutions"=>{alias=>'infinite number of solutions'});

if ($a*$d-$b*$c != 0) {
$x = Compute(($e*$d-$f*$b)/($a*$d-$b*$c))->reduce;$y = Compute((-$e*$c+$f*$a)/($a*$d-$b*$c))->reduce;
$ans = Formula("x =$x, y = $y"); } elsif (($e*$d !=$f*$b)||($e*$c !=$f*$a)) {$ans = Compute("no solution"); }
else {
$ans = Compute("infinite number of solutions"); }; ############################################## Context()->texStrings; BEGIN_TEXT Introductory Algebra, 5th Edition, Robert Blitzer$BR
Section 5.2,
Exercise 10
$PAR Solve the system below by using the substitution method.$PAR

$SPACE$SPACE $SPACE $$\setlength\arraycolsep{0.2em} \begin{array}{rcl} left1 & = & right1\\ left2 & = & right2\\ \end{array}$$$PAR
If there is one solution, type it using a comma just like this example: $SPACE$SPACE$$x=10,y=-2$$$BR If there is no solution, enter$BBOLD no solution$EBOLD.$SPACE Spelling counts. $BR If there is an infinite number of solutions, enter$BBOLD infinite number of solutions$EBOLD.$SPACE Spelling counts. $PAR \{ ans_rule(15) \} END_TEXT Context()->normalStrings; ############################################## ANS($ans -> cmp(typeMatch=>Formula("x=0,y=0")) );

#A failed attempt at a custom checker:
#ANS( $ans -> cmp(typeMatch=>Formula("x=0,y=0"), checker => sub { #my ($correct, $student,$ansHash ) = @_;
#my $correctpoint = Point($x,$y); #return ($correct == $student) || ($correctpoint ==\$student);
#}) );

ENDDOCUMENT();

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Thanks for any help,
Alex