See the picture. I have clearly not solved the question, yet the system thinks I have. Thanks

Note by Matthew Lipman
6 years, 5 months ago

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  Easy Math Editor

This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments should further the discussion of math and science.

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**bold** or __bold__ bold

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Remember to wrap math in \( ... \) or \[ ... \] to ensure proper formatting.
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2^{34} 234 2^{34}
a_{i-1} ai1 a_{i-1}
\frac{2}{3} 23 \frac{2}{3}
\sqrt{2} 2 \sqrt{2}
\sum_{i=1}^3 i=13 \sum_{i=1}^3
\sin \theta sinθ \sin \theta
\boxed{123} 123 \boxed{123}

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Okay..

Vamsi Krishna Appili - 6 years, 5 months ago

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This happened to me as well, just this week. The additional points didn't get counted though, so I thought it was just because of poor Internet connection. I didn't bother taking a screenshot or reporting the glitch, but if it keeps happening to different people...

Francis Gerard Magtibay - 6 years, 5 months ago

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Here is what is going on:

Some of the problems in the practice section are automatically generated from canonical types within that topic. In a previous set you had solved one that was essentially the same problem with different numbers, for extra practice. Our naive "solved by" box therefore tells you that you have already solved it.

Peter Taylor Staff - 6 years, 5 months ago

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Did you fix it?

Bob Krueger - 6 years, 5 months ago

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Evidently not because it just happened to me again - except cross-technique. Presumably because it was a duplicate problem (literally word for word duplicate).

Matthew Lipman - 6 years, 5 months ago

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@Matthew Lipman and again, with another canonical type.

Matthew Lipman - 6 years, 5 months ago

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I had the same thing happen to me.

Bob Krueger - 6 years, 5 months ago

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hmmmm....interesting. We will look into it. Thanks.

Peter Taylor Staff - 6 years, 5 months ago

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Is this the first or second question of the problem set?

Tim Vermeulen - 6 years, 5 months ago

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the second

Matthew Lipman - 6 years, 5 months ago

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so what makes you think the system thinks you have solved it?

Tim Vermeulen - 6 years, 5 months ago

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@Tim Vermeulen The sidebar says so in the image

Matthew Lipman - 6 years, 5 months ago

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@Matthew Lipman I see. It seems like the sidebar is about the first problem of the set, so that's indeed a glitch. Does a refresh solve the problem? (not the math one ;-) )

Tim Vermeulen - 6 years, 5 months ago

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