# Questions Note

Note by Vishruth K
3 months, 3 weeks ago

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.

When posting on Brilliant:

• Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .
• Ask specific questions about the challenge or the steps in somebody's explanation. Well-posed questions can add a lot to the discussion, but posting "I don't understand!" doesn't help anyone.
• Try to contribute something new to the discussion, whether it is an extension, generalization or other idea related to the challenge.

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold
- bulleted- list
• bulleted
• list
1. numbered2. 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 1paragraph 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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Question 1: How can I make it so that when I create problems with number answers, I only allow people one try to type the answer?

- 3 months, 3 weeks ago

As far as I'm aware, there is no way to do this. User-submitted problems always default to 3 tries, although you could always contact support just to make sure.

- 3 months, 3 weeks ago

thank you for the information, i'll see the contact support link

- 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Question 2: In the guidelines for creating a problem, it says to put \times if you want a multiplication symbol in one place. However, I'm typing \times but a multiplication symbol isn't being inserted. What should I type to get a multiplication symbol to be inserted? (I am not accepting the answer of using the letter x as the multiplication symbol.)

- 3 months, 3 weeks ago

You can check out this guide.

- 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Much of the math on Brilliant is written in $\LaTeX$, and \times is no exception. Thus, make sure to enclose any Latex in backslashes and parenthesis, like this: \ ( 2 \times 2 \ ), except I've added a space between the backslashes and parenthesis so that it doesn't render it as Latex. This is what it will render as: $2 \times 2$. Hope this helps!

- 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you both for answering this question

- 3 months, 3 weeks ago

You're welcome!

- 3 months, 3 weeks ago