After trying this, and failing, I thought I'd bring it up here. It would be very nice if the wildcards in the calculated question type also worked in the hints section. I use calculated questions all the time to teach physics, and I use the hint boxes to walk students through a solution if they get stuck. However, I can't put numbers into the hint boxes and have them match the numbers in the questions becuase the wildcards don't show up as numbers in the hint boxes.
Is it possible to make this happen?