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When creating a Calculated Formula Question, is there a way to ask the students to input their answer in scientific notation? If so, what would the answer format be?

Question asked by eder.hdz on Oct 11, 2017

I would like to know if there is a way to ask my students to answer a question in Blackboard (a Calculated Formula Question) in scientific notation. I see that I am able to use scientific notation whenever I am preparing the variable ranges, but I do not know if there is a way to ask my students to use it as well. I tried using the same format to deliver an answer in a test question, but I keep receiving an error message:


Non-terminating decimal expansion; no exact representable decimal result.

For reference, the Error ID is be72108d-15dd-4a1d-83ba-a7cf60aac556.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 4:04:10 PM CDT


Do you know if there is a special notation to be used for this? Or is it possible at all?