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In the online mathematical tests and activities provided by the CIMT, you often need to answer a question with a fraction, algebra expression or equation. These types of answer can not be entered in a normal input box, so we have created a different way of entering these answers.
If you are familiar with MathType or Equation Editor then you should pick up the idea fairly quickly.
The sections below introduce the editors, and you can practice using the example editor in each section.
After the introductions there is a link to another page where you can test your skill with the editors.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To input a multiplication symbol or divsion symbol you need to type * for a × and / for a ÷.
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The Polynomial EditorThis editor will allow you to enter expressions which include powers (e.g. 3x²  2x³).
When you want to put a power in your expression, you need to use the power button;
You can move around what you have typed using the left and right keys. 
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The Fraction EditorOn the left is an editor will allow you to enter fractions, decimals or percentages.Entering a decimal or percentage is easy  simply click in the box and type it as you normally would.
If you want to enter a fraction, you need to use the fraction button; You can move around what you have typed using the left and right keys. 
You need to upgrade your Flash Player
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The Equation EditorThis editor works in the same way as the other two but it has more features.As well as fractions and powers, there is a button to allow you to enter square roots. There is also a button to enter the ± symbol which doesn't appear on your keyboard.
If you want to enter a square root, you need to use the root button; This editor will allow you to create quite complex expressions, like those on the left. 
If you would like to test your skill at using the editors, please go to this page.