## WeBWorK Problems

### How to check 3 elements out of a list ### How to check 3 elements out of a list

by Siman Wong -
Number of replies: 1
Hi,

I'd like to ask students to enter THREE different answers from a list (of 10 or more integers). What is the best/simplest way to implement this?

http://webwork.maa.org/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=2508

but that does not seem to be applicable here.

THANKS! ### Re: How to check 3 elements out of a list

by Gavin LaRose -
Hi Siman,

I'm assuming you mean that you want to check that student submits any three of the answers in the ten item list.

It seems to me that this is probably best done with a custom checker: . I'm thinking that something along the lines of the following might be close. I haven't checked to verify that this works.

Gavin

# the putative full list of answers
@fullList = (1..10);
# a sample three item list that would work
$testList = List( @fullList[0..2] ); # then we could check ANS($testList->cmp( checker=>sub {
my ( $cor,$stu, $ansHash ) = @_; # if the submitted list is our test list, we're done return 1 if ($cor == $stu); # otherwise go through the items in the full # list checking those my @stuVal =$stu->value;
my %used = ();
my @found = (0, 0, 0);
$msg = 0; for ( my$j=0; $j&lg;@$stuVal; $j++ ) { for ( my$i=0; $i&lg;@fullList;$i++ ) {
if ( ! defined($used{$i}) && Compute($fullList[$i]) == $stuVal[$j] ) {
$found[$j] = 1;
$used{$i} = $j; last; } elsif ( defined($used{$i}) ) {$msg = "Elements $j and$used{$i} in your answer are the same." last; } } if ($found && $found &&$found ) {
return 1;
} elsif ( $msg ) Value->error($msg );
} else {
return 0;
}
} ) );