## WeBWorK Problems

### Allow fraction, decimal or percent, but show fraction as correct answer ### Re: Allow fraction, decimal or percent, but show fraction as correct answer

by Alex Jordan -
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As you may be doing to get percents, try using contextPercent.pl (https://github.com/openwebwork/webwork-open-problem-library/blob/master/OpenProblemLibrary/macros/PCC/contextPercent.pl). Make $ans a percent object, but set the flags so that decimals and fractions are acceptable answers too. I think that's the default. That is, I think if$ans=Percent("50%"), a student can type 50%, 0.5, or 1/2 and be marked correct.

Then, to manipulate how to display the correct answer use the correct_ans_latex_string option when calling the answer checker. For example:
ANS($ans->cmp(correct_ans_latex_string=>'\frac{1}{2}')); If you have$fractionanswer dynamically created as a MathObject Fraction, then I think this would work:
ANS($ans->cmp(correct_ans_latex_string=>($fractionanswer->TeX)));

So in summary, and completely untested:

$realanswer = 0.5; Context("Fraction");$fractionanswer = Fraction($realanswer); Context("Percent");$ans = Percent($realanswer); ... ANS($ans->cmp(correct_ans_latex_string=>(\$fractionanswer->TeX)));