# Prompts for Mathematics Questions

You can use these prompts in your questions or assignments.

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<p:arctrig>

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

<p:calc_programs>

Graphing utility programs are available here.

<p:calc_question>

A graphing calculator is recommended.

<p:commalist>

<p:commalisteq>

<p:constraint>

Include each constraint.

<p:constraintcorner>

Include each constraint and corner point.

<p:dependent>

If the system is dependent, enter DEPENDENT.

<p:diverges>

If the quantity diverges, enter DIVERGES.

<p:dne>

If an answer does not exist, enter DNE.

<p:emptyset>

Enter EMPTY for the empty set.

<p:emptysetsym>

Enter EMPTY or Ø for the empty set.

<p:eqnvars>

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

<p:exact>

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

<p:exactform>

<p:exactform_plural>

<p:expand>

<p:factor>

<p:fraction>

<p:graphline>

Graph the points and the line.

<p:graphsegments>

Graph segments with closed endpoints only.

<p:impossible>

If not possible, enter IMPOSSIBLE.

<p:inconsistent>

If the system is inconsistent, enter INCONSISTENT.

<p:independent>

If the system is independent, enter INDEPENDENT.

<p:infinitelymany>

If there are infinitely many solutions, enter INFINITELY MANY.

<p:infinity>

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

<p:integration>

Use C for the constant of integration.

<p:interval>

<p:interval_plural>

<p:lnabs>

Remember to use ln |u| where appropriate.

<p:logic>

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

<p:lowcoeff>

Use the lowest possible coefficients.

<p:lowintcoeff>

Use the lowest possible whole number coefficients.

<p:lrslope>

larger slope

<p:lrv>

larger value

<p:lrxv>

larger x-value

<p:lryv>

larger y-value

<p:lrzv>

larger z-value

<p:ltv>

largest value

<p:ltxv>

largest x-value

<p:ltyv>

largest y-value

<p:ltzv>

largest z-value

<p:matrixlist>

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

<p:multiplicity>

<p:nf>

If the expression is not factorable, enter NF.

<p:nfinteger>

If it is not factorable using integers, enter NF.

<p:nointercept>

If there is no intercept, enter NONE.

<p:noinverse>

If the inverse is undefined, enter UNDEFINED.

<p:norealsoln>

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

<p:nosoln>

If there is no solution, enter NO SOLUTION.

<p:notreal>

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

<p:ordercomplex>

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

<p:orderop>

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

<p:padvariable>

Use any variable or symbol stated above as necessary.

<p:padvariableplus>

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

<p:powertrig>

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

<p:prime>

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

<p:primepoly>

If the polynomial is prime, enter PRIME.

<p:reals>

If all real numbers are solutions, enter REALS.

<p:reduce>

Reduce all fractions completely.

<p:rosternotation>

<p:rowop>

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.

<p:selectgraph>

Select the correct graph.

<p:setnotation>

<p:simplestform>

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

<p:simplify>

<p:srslope>

smaller slope

<p:srv>

smaller value

<p:srxv>

smaller x-value

<p:sryv>

smaller y-value

<p:srzv>

smaller z-value

<p:stv>

smallest value

<p:stxv>

smallest x-value

<p:styv>

smallest y-value

<p:stzv>

smallest z-value

<p:undefined>

If an answer is undefined, enter UNDEFINED.

<p:vector>

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

<p:vectorlist>

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