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Canvas Formula Question: Setting decimal precision

Question asked by Alex King on Jan 21, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 9, 2019 by Larry Owens

Hi all,


I'm currently working on a chemistry course in canvas (migrating from blackboard), and I've hit a bit of a roadblock on Formula type quiz questions.


I need students to calculate solubility from an equation, however the Canvas platform only allows up to 4 decimal places in the answer. This is not precise enough for my needs, as I'm dealing with extremely small values and need 5 digit (preferably 6/7 digit) precision.


Generating solutions gives 80% with the final answer rounded to 0.0003, when in reality there is a world of difference between 0.000266 and 0.000341


The best solution for me would be to be able to set answers as scientific notation with a certain number of significant figures, rather than a certain number of decimal places. That would cover a better range of answers if I have very wide swing in my input variables.


Is there a workaround or solution for this issue?