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Bug in Answers

So while answering a question, I found a bug which allows you to guess without losing a try.

If you type in "24^" instead of "24", for one second, it'll show your answer as incorrect/correct, then refreshes and shows "answer must be an integer", leaving you with the same number of tries as you had before. This allows you to check if your answer is incorrect/correct without losing a try.

This is not that major of a bug since the refresh rate is quite slow, but it can be exploited.It'll be great if Brilliant fixes this. :D

Note by Siddhartha Srivastava
3 years, 1 month ago

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  Easy Math Editor

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold

- bulleted
- list

  • bulleted
  • list

1. numbered
2. list

  1. numbered
  2. list
Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
paragraph 1

paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

[example link](https://brilliant.org)example link
> This is a quote
This is a quote
    # I indented these lines
    # 4 spaces, and now they show
    # up as a code block.

    print "hello world"
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
MathAppears as
Remember to wrap math in \( ... \) or \[ ... \] to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 \( 2 \times 3 \)
2^{34} \( 2^{34} \)
a_{i-1} \( a_{i-1} \)
\frac{2}{3} \( \frac{2}{3} \)
\sqrt{2} \( \sqrt{2} \)
\sum_{i=1}^3 \( \sum_{i=1}^3 \)
\sin \theta \( \sin \theta \)
\boxed{123} \( \boxed{123} \)

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@Calvin Lin Sorry for tagging you here, I can't seem to tag you in the note itself. -.-

Siddhartha Srivastava - 3 years, 1 month ago

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Thanks for spotting this bug. We will fix this.

Update: This has been fixed.

Calvin Lin Staff - 3 years, 1 month ago

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