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Point, scan, and solve equations easily

Photomath is a calculator that can solve equations that you scan through the camera


by Photomath, Inc.
Scan and solve
FREE in the App Store

Photomath is a calculator that can solve equations that you scan through the camera. Get thorough explanations at how to arrive at the solution.

Scan and solve. Photomath makes it super easy to find the solution to a math problem but also teach you how to arrive to that conclusion. Just launch the app, point the camera at the problem you're having some trouble with, and then the app will detect it and put the equation on the screen for you — if it's the right problem, then just tap on it to view a step-by-step explanation of how to get the answer. Sometimes you will need to adjust the box for the camera so that it properly captures the problem that you want to find the answer for.

Scan and solve
Easy to use

Easy to use. Photomath is a super helpful tool for students taking math courses and the best part is that it is incredibly easy to use. There is a brief tutorial on the first launch that tells you how to use the app, but it is fairly straightforward: point, scan, and solve while learning. But be warned — the app only works on printed math problems, not your own handwriting. Fortunately, there is also a built-in keyboard when you have to manually input a math problem in.

What is it about?

Photomath is a smart calculator app that does something unique and special, and is an invaluable tool for students. Just launch the app, point your camera at your equation, scan it, and Photomath will come up with the answer. But that's not all — rather than just give you an answer without showing you how it arrives to that solution, you'll get detailed step-by-step explanations of how to arrive at that answer.

For those who...

  • Are students who are taking math classes
  • Need help with math and require full explanations of how to get answers
  • Enjoy nerding out with equations

Not for those who...

  • Are not students taking math classes
  • Don't like equations
  • Are geniuses and can solve everything on their own already

Why we love it

We remember how tough equations can be in school, and wish we had something like this around back then. Being able to take a photo of the equation and then have it explain how to get the answer is super helpful.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Education Productivity
Last updated
February 15, 2019
Release date
October 17, 2014
More info

Photomath is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $0.99

    1 Month Supporter

  • $4.99

    6 Months Supporter

  • $29.99

    Lifetime Supporter

  • $9.99

    12 Months Supporter

App Store Description

Photomath is the #1 app for math learning; it can read and solve problems ranging from arithmetic to calculus instantly by using the camera on your mobile device. With Photomath, learn how to approach math problems through animated steps and detailed instructions or check your homework for any printed or handwritten problem.

Math Superpowers for Every Student – Whether you are struggling to wrap your head around this week’s math homework, simply want to improve your understanding, or are looking to ace an upcoming test, start your journey with Photomath, the pocket tutor that’s trusted and used by millions every day.

Photomath for Parents – Be the expert your child can depend on
Photomath can help review math concepts and fend off math anxiety that can take a big bite out of students’ performance. Use Photomath to help your kids learn and get better grades.

Photomath for Teachers – Amplify your math teaching
Photomath has improved student performance in a wide range of classrooms and schools worldwide. Implement Photomath to elevate your teaching and accelerate student learning inside the classroom and at home.

Photomath provides
• Instant help
• Smart camera calculator
• Handwriting recognition
• Step-by-step explanation
• Animated instructions
• Multiple explanation methods
• Beautiful graphs

Photomath supports arithmetic, integers, fractions, decimal numbers, roots, algebraic expressions, linear equations/inequalities, quadratic equations/inequalities, absolute equations/inequalities, systems of equations, logarithms, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, derivatives and integrals, graphs and many more.

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• Monthly Photomath Genius subscription (only for supported textbooks)

Subscription is available only to US customers with supported textbooks.

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