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Photomath solves math problems with your phone’s camera

PhotomathSchool materials are expensive. If you’re a college student, the price of textbooks can be a huge chunk of your expenses, and a lot of math classes require you to have a huge calculator that has buttons you never have to use. Luckily, mobile apps are evolving every day and with the addition of Photomath, you won’t have to worry about shelling out for the fancy calculator.

With Photomath, you can use your phone’s camera to scan a printed or handwritten math problem and solve it instantly. It has a scientific calculator built in, so it has everything that you’ll need for almost any math course you can think of.


Along with basic math like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and fractions, Photomath covers more advanced topics like algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. Interactive graphs can even help you identify things like slope and y-intercept.

If you have trouble understanding how the problem is solved or you want to double check your answers before submitting an assignment, the app will break down the solution for you so you can follow the process step by step.

Photomath supports more than 30 languages, and one of the functions that we like the most is that you don’t even need Wi-Fi to use it. So, if you’re about to walk into a meeting or you’re on the bus headed to a final and you want a quick recap, just whip out your phone and have a world of equations and ways to solve them at your fingertips. Talk about handy! Did we mention that Photomath is free?

Thinking back to the first time that we learned algebra, an app like this would have been a lifesaver. What sort of math problems would you use Photomath to solve?

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