## WeBWorK Problems

### Hints - how are they controlled?

by Ken Levasseur -
Number of replies: 1
I'm trying to expand the hints in some of the problems I'm using and it isn't clear to me how you control when they appear.

In the wiki I find Hints are shown after a certain number of tries, and solutions are shown after the answers available date."

What is the default "certain number" and how is an alternate number specified?

Ken Levasseur
UMass Lowell
$showHint = 3; the checkbox for the hint will show up after the student has submitted 3 attempts. The default is$showHint = 1;