In the microsoft IME keyboard, and my cellphone's as well, when I write こたえ it is suggested 答え. However, in the Genki I textbook, I've seen it written as


Are both of these valid? If so, which is more normal to use?

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Both are valid, but 答え is more normal to use.
However, you cannot use 答る instead of 答える (verb).


○ 答えを見る。
○ 答を見る。

○ その問いに答える。
× その問に答る。

References http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/hakusho/nc/k19730618001/k19730618001.html

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