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Help Awaits

At any point you can email questhelp@austin.utexas.edu with questions or concerns regarding technical difficulties using the system.


Some questions you may encounter in Quest will use numeric free response answers that you type in. The following example is a numeric type question on a learning module slide, but these questions can appear on all types of Quest assignments.

  • If your instructor has allowed retries, you will be given 7 attempts
  • For credit your answer must be within 1% of the correct answer, unless tolerance is otherwise denoted
  • Most answers are at least to six digits (unless significant figures are relevant to the question/otherwise denoted) 


Pro-Tips

Do not use symbols in solutions (ie do not use $ in monetary solutions, but you can write 'dollars'-or the specified 'answer in units of ---- '  stated in the question, after your numeric answer).


Comma use is fine.


Start with at least four significant digits for numeric entry; your response must be within 1% of the correct answer unless otherwise designated


Scientific notation may use the format of "e" or "x10^"


If offered, use the function pallet. If you don't see the pallet, plan on entering an actual number calculated out or simple expression (ex: 3x-5).