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October 28, 2014

PhotoMath: the Number 1 app for solving equations

For the mathematically challenged among us (I am definitely part of this group) solving simple and complex equations is now as easy as 1, 2, 3 — thanks to PhotoMath.

While we can all figure out that 123 + 456 = 579 relatively easily, working out something more complex like -234/50+(30+5)*4/5.2 can take a lot more brain power.

With PhotoMath, all you need to do to solve a mathematical equation is to point your camera at a math problem, line up and scan the equation in the viewfinder and within seconds, the answer is revealed on your screen.

Figured out the more complex equation above yet? Download the app and scan the text below to find out.


Clever, right?

PhotoMath may now very well be your go-to app for solving tough equations, but its other purpose is to try to teach you how to work them out.


Whenever PhotoMath solves something for you, swiping left will show you the step-by-step process that was used to calculate the result.

PhotoMath supports arithmetic expressions, fractions and decimals, powers and roots, and simple linear equations, with more being added all the time.

If you stumble upon an equation that PhotoMath can’t figure out, hit the feedback button in the app to send it the developers. Everything submitted will go to help improve the app.

PhotoMath is free to download from the Windows Phone Store.