Grasple has multiple check methods using the Computer Algebra System (CAS) which can be used within the editor to indicate when the answer of a student should be marked correct/incorrect. A full list of current options can be found in this article.

This article covers the Defined check. There are two sections in this article:

  1. When to use the Defined check?
  2. How does the Defined check work?

When to use the Defined check?

If you want to check whether an operation can be performed on the answer of a student. The process for this is two-fold. First, you apply the operation on the answer of a student, for example by taking the inverse of the student answer and storing this in a parameter:

Secondly, you check whether this parameter is (or is not) Defined (e.g., has a value) in an answer rule:

How does the Defined check work?

The CAS checks whether the variable exists and has a value other than NaN. 

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