by Balin » Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:39 am
To clear up the FA: Is there an answer/solution to the problem? Yes Is the one of Thon a typo? Thon makes a typo, Yes can the answer to the problem be defined as "correct" or "wrong"? The answer to the problem is correct Did Margo give the solution? No! Is Thon the math professor? No Is neither solution correct given the typo? No, Thon's solution would have been correct
Its there a dialog in the statement of the problem? Not sure what you mean by "dialog" - do you mean "is it a word problem"? If so, No Is the symbol "!" relevant? (i.e. factorial) No Does the typo involve a symbol that can be found in normal keyboards? Yes Is it any of these: ". , - : ; _ * ] [ ( ) / & % = ^" ? Yes, it's a semicolon Are percentages relevant? No
No, the solution he's asking for is right --> does it coincide with the one that Margo gave? No
Is it a multiple choice question? An open question? This A question to be completed? Are three dots relevant? No If so: relevant because they let people know that something goes to infinity while it is not? That an answer is to be completed? Than a number is periodical while it is not? That a figure is a line while it is a segment? That there is a series of numbers multiplied?
We said that the problem asked to do a sum right? Yes Is it about summing the same number n times (which is equivalent to multiply it n times?)? To sum different numbers? This. The specific sum, which is not particularly relevant, is "add the whole numbers from 1 through 5" sum apples with oranges? Use the summation sign?