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Photomath - Camera Calculator

Camera calculator to scan and solve math problems

  • Android
  • iPhone
  • iPad

Teacher Overview

Photomath is one of the best math solver app for solving math problems. It uses augmented reality, which means that you can simply point your camera at any piece of paper with an equation or an arithmetic problem and it will find a solution.

Teacher Review

Photomath is the #1 app to learn math, to take the frustration out of math and to bring more peace to your daily student life. Photomath supports both typed problems and handwritten problems thanks to its excellent handwriting recognition.

Upon opening Photomath, you’ll see a basic camera view with a box where it wants you to position the equation you are trying to solve. You can adjust the size of the box based on how big the equation you’re trying to solve is. Once you position an equation within the camera window, the app will attempt to solve it. If it is successful, you’ll see the equation and its answer appear at the bottom of the screen.

If you tap on the answer, you can see a step-by-step breakdown of how the app came to the answer. Additionally, you can change what you’re solving for on this screen. For instance, if you have an equation with an x and a y variable, you can tell Photomath to solve for either one.

Photomath supported Math content are Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Powers and Roots, Complex Numbers,  Algebraic expressions, Linear equations/inequations, Quadratic equations/inequations, Absolute equations/inequations, Trigonometric equations, Binomial Theorem, Calculus.
Photomath unsupported Math content
  • Greatest common factor (GCF)
  • Least common multiple (LCM)
  • Rounding numbers and decimal numbers
  • Long division with decimals
  • Converting fractions into decimal numbers with division steps
  • Linear inequalities with two variables
  • System of inequalities with two variables
  • Solving equations and inequalities using graphing method
  • Complex parametric equations and inequalities
  • Data analysis, statistics and probability
  • Mathematical induction
  • Interest rate
  • Polynomial division
  • Trigonometric inequalities
  • Matrices, determinants
  • Geometry
  • Word problems
  • Complex numbers: equations and inequalities
  • Periodic Numbers
You can use Photomath on the go by downloading the app in the Apple App Store for iOS devices or in the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Simply point your camera toward a math problem and Photomath will magically show the result with detailed step-by-step instructions.

Photomath provides:
Camera calculator
Handwriting recognition (NEW)
Step-by-step instructions
Smart calculator

Use Photomath+ for more powerful features:
Complete step-by-step instructions
Colorful explanations
Extra math knowledge

Photomath supports arithmetics, integers, fractions, decimal numbers, roots, algebraic expressions, linear equations/inequations, quadratic equations/inequations, absolute equations/inequations, systems of equations, logarithms, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, derivatives and integrals.

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