# does MapleTA simplify student entry??? browsing

• 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.