# Question Types

## Numeric

Answers must be within 1% of the correct answer and most are at least six digits

Unless significant figures, tolerance, or otherwise is denoted in the question

If you are allowed multiple submissions you get 7 attempts to get a numeric question correct. Each attempt will be worth less points than the last.

If you get a ‘

*that response has already been entered*’ messageUse a another way to say the same thing (ie, if used 10^, try e)

If you continue get the same response, then the answer is not correct (this is a safeguard so you don’t spend all your tries on one answer).

**Can**

Can use scientific notation in the format of “e” or “x10^”

ex:

*3.456e11*or*3.456x10^11 ←*note the lack of space

Can use commas

Can write ‘dollars’ or the specified ‘answer in units of ----’ stated in the questions after your numeric answer

**Cannot**

Can NOT use symbols in solutions (ex: $100)

Can NOT use equations or math operations (ex: 5+5)

## Algebraic Free Response

Answers need to be the exact mathematical equivalent to the correct answer, answers are not case sensitive. Like numeric questions when your instructor allows multiple submissions you will get 7 attempts to correctly answer the question and each attempt is worth less points.

ex: X+1 is the same thing as 1+X and 1+x

### Using the Function Pallet

Your answer must be exact, e.g. π is not the same as 3.14 and 0.3 is not the same as

^{1}/_{3. }When entering any type of argument make sure the argument of the function is surrounded by parenthesis

*List of Commonly Used Functions and Their Formats*

∞ - inf
π - pi |
sin - sin( ) cos - cos( ) tan - tan( ) |
csc - csc( ) sec - sec( ) cot - cot( ) | ln - ln( ) | | - abs( ) √ - sqrt( ) exponent - ( )^( ) fraction - ( )/( ) |

## Short Answer

Provides you with a text-box field to type out your answers.

Answers within the short answer text-box field must be exact and written accurately.

Short answer questions consist of fill-in-the-blank and keyword questions types.

## Multiple Choice

A type of question where you select an answer from 2 to 10 choices.

Multiple choice questions can be viewed in both PDF (Classic) or Slide view formats.

When your instructor allows multiple submissions on a multiple choice question you will have n-1 attempts to get the question correct with n being the total number of answer choices.

Select your answer from either the drop-down that corresponds with the question in “Classic” PDF view, or using the bubble next to the answer choice you want to select in slide view.

Within both viewing formats, once an answer choices has been selected make sure to click the 'Submit' button to finalize your selection.

## Multi-Select

Multi-Select questions are multiple choice questions where you select all of the answers presented that are correct. They’ll be denoted with ‘Select All That Apply’ above the question.

They function just like a Multiple Choice question but more than one answer will be correct and you can choose multiple answer choices in a single submission.

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