I'm extremely new to Maple T.A., and I am building tools for my math department since I'm the only one with a programming background. I have a generic question, and sincerely apologize if I've missed it being answered elsewhere. It's a case that will probably come up multiple times for us, so I was hoping to find an answer =).
I have a problem where students are adding exponents of like bases. As an example, you get questions that look like this.
When the coefficient is 1, I'd like to accept a blank answer in the first response area as a correct solution. Is there an easy (or less easy =) way of making this happen?
Thanks in advance!