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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
May 20, 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

Learn how to solve math problems, check homework assignments and study for upcoming exams and ACTs/SATs with the world’s most used math learning resource. Over 100+ million downloads, and billions of problems solved every month! Photomath is FREE and works without wi-fi.

Instantly scan printed text AND handwritten math problems using your device’s camera or type and edit equations with our scientific calculator. Photomath breaks down every math problem into simple, easy-to-understand steps so you can really understand core concepts and can answer things confidently.

● Scan textbook (print) AND handwritten problems
● Scientific calculator
● Step-by-step explanations for every solution
● Multiple solving methods
● No internet connection required to use
● 30+ languages supported
● Interactive graphs

● Basic Math/Pre-Algebra: arithmetic, integers, fractions, decimal numbers, powers, roots, factors
● Algebra: linear equations/inequalities, quadratic equations, systems of equations, logarithms, functions, matrices, graphing, polynomials
● Trigonometry/Precalculus: identities, conic sections, vectors, matrices, complex numbers, sequences and series, logarithmic functions
● Calculus: limits, derivatives, integrals, curve sketching
● Statistics: combinations, factorials

Our in-house team of veteran math educators also partner with teachers worldwide to ensure we’re utilizing the most effective, contemporary teacher methodologies in our math engines.

Featured in Huffington Post, Forbes, TIME, CNN, EdSurge, Guiding Tech, The Verge, TechCrunch and more.

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Photomath is and will always be free to use, but you can boost your learning by upgrading to Photomath Plus. Photomath Plus provides solutions to full textbooks and problem sets with word problems! Currently restricted to the US and specific textbooks only.

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