does MapleTA simplify student entry???



  • I am attempting to build a question such as:

    QUESTION:

    Enter a function that is continuous on the interval [-10,10]?

    ANSWERS:

    To test the student response I used the following Maple code:

    restart:
    test2 := iscont($RESPONSE,x=-10..10);

    PROBLEM:  x/x is not continuous at x=0, so why is it accepting that answer?



  • I believe this is a known issue with Maple and its auto-simplification. Maple's response is TRUE because it automatically simplifies the response to 1. 

    I don't recall a workaround for this at the moment, so I'd suggest checking with the Maple support team.


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