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Author newbie: answer to be variable - 1

Re: Author newbie: answer to be variable - 1

by Davide Cervone -
Number of replies: 0
Brian has given you the correct advice, but I thought I'd add two comments.

First, be sure to load the MathObjects.pl macros via

at the top of your problem.

Second, if you don't want the correct answer to appear as $num-1 (e.g., if $num is 3, the correct answer will show as 3-1), then you can do either

    $new = Compute($num-1);
(with no quotation marks, so the subtraction is done first and THEN Compute() is called on the result), or
    $new = Real($num-1);
which creates a Real MathObject directly.

Good luck with your authoring.

Davide PS, if you are using the reply form to enter your message, you can enter <code&gt...&lt/code> directly, but if you are using the WYSIWYG editor, then you can't enter HTML directly (though you could probably select a monospace font). I have also been unhappy about no preview, but once you post you can continue to edit for 30 minutes, so that's almost like a preview.