Here we deal with the basic math concepts of how to handle these types of problems.
Also, I'd be remiss not to mention Photomath, which has been doing this since 2014, and actually has step-by-step explanations in the recently released Photomath paid version (there's a free trial).
I like the Socratic interface and explanations a bit better, but I'm glad to see this is a vibrant market.
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It has trouble with word problems, but if you can write down a word problem in math notation it shouldn't be an issue.
I also tried it on a weird fraction from an AP algebra exam, which it kind of failed at, but then I swiped over and it was showing me this graph, which included the correct answer: I love this app, not just because it would've helped 8th grade Paul out of a jam, but because it's such a computery use of computers.Thousands of math problems and questions with solutions and detailed explanations are included.Free math tutorials and problems to help you explore and gain deep understanding of math, calculus, trigonometry and geometry topics.Elementary statistics and probability tutorials are also included.All applets used to explore topics in mathematics in this site are grouped as online math software.On about half the middle school science problems I tried, the app was able to identify the topic at question and show me additional resources about the concepts involved, but for others it was no more powerful than a simple web search.But for algebra this thing is I pointed it at 2x 2 = 7x - 5, which I wrote down at random, and it gave me a 10 step process that results in x = 7/5.It's an easy way to check your homework problems online.Click any of the examples below to see the algebra solver in action.The creator of Socratic just open sourced its step-by-step solver, called mathsteps.There are a lot of computer-based algebra solvers out there, but for Socratic they had to do some extra engineering to get at the steps a human would need to solve the same problem.