Prompts for Mathematics Questions

You can use these prompts in your questions or assignments.


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Remember to enter inverse trigonometric functions such as sin–1(x) as either asin(x) or arcsin(x).


Graphing utility programs are available here.


A graphing calculator is recommended.


Enter your answers as a comma-separated list.


Enter your answers as a comma-separated list of equations.


Include each constraint.


Include each constraint and corner point.


If the system is dependent, enter DEPENDENT.


If the quantity diverges, enter DIVERGES.


If an answer does not exist, enter DNE.


Enter EMPTY for the empty set.


Enter EMPTY or Ø for the empty set.


Let x be the independent variable and y be the dependent variable.


Enter an exact number as an integer, fraction, or decimal.


Enter your answer in exact form.


Enter your answers in exact form.


Expand your answer completely.


Factor your answer completely.


Enter your answer as a fraction.


Graph the points and the line.


Graph segments with closed endpoints only.


If not possible, enter IMPOSSIBLE.


If the system is inconsistent, enter INCONSISTENT.


If the system is independent, enter INDEPENDENT.


If there are infinitely many solutions, enter INFINITELY MANY.


If you need to use ∞ or –∞, enter INFINITY or –INFINITY, respectively.


Use C for the constant of integration.


Enter your answer using interval notation.


Enter your answers using interval notation.


Remember to use ln |u| where appropriate.


Use ~ for logical not, \/ for logical or, /\ for logical and, -> for implies and <-> to represent the biconditional.


Use the lowest possible coefficients.


Use the lowest possible whole number coefficients.


larger slope


larger value


larger x-value


larger y-value


larger z-value


largest value


largest x-value


largest y-value


largest z-value


Enter each matrix in the form [[row 1], [row 2], ...], where each row is a comma-separated list.


Enter all answers including repetitions.


If the expression is not factorable, enter NF.


If it is not factorable using integers, enter NF.


If there is no intercept, enter NONE.


If the inverse is undefined, enter UNDEFINED.


If there is no real solution, enter NO REAL SOLUTION.


If there is no solution, enter NO SOLUTION.


If the solution is not a real number, enter NOT REAL.


Order your answers smallest to largest first by real part, then by imaginary part.


Order your answers from smallest to largest x, then from smallest to largest y.


Use any variable or symbol stated above as necessary.


Use any variable or symbol stated above along with the following as necessary:


Enter trigonometric powers such as sin2(x) as (sin(x))2


If the expression is not factorable using integers, enter PRIME.


If the polynomial is prime, enter PRIME.


If all real numbers are solutions, enter REALS.


Reduce all fractions completely.


Enter your answer in roster notation.


Enter your row operation as a formula using R_1 for row 1 and so on. Example: 'add two times row 3 to row 2' would be written as 2*R_3 + R_2 -> R_2. 'Swap row 1 with row 2' would be written as R_1 <-> R_2.


Select the correct graph.


Enter your answer in set notation.


If the fraction is already in simplest form, enter the original fraction.


Simplify your answer completely.


smaller slope


smaller value


smaller x-value


smaller y-value


smaller z-value


smallest value


smallest x-value


smallest y-value


smallest z-value


If an answer is undefined, enter UNDEFINED.


Enter each vector as a comma-separated list of its components.


Enter each vector in the form [x1, x2, ...].