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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.

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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.

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App Details

Education Productivity
Last updated
April 11, 2022
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 math, check homework and study for upcoming tests and ACTs/SATs with the most used math learning app in the world! Got tricky homework or class assignments? Get unstuck ASAP with our step-by-step explanations and animations.

We’ve got you covered from basic arithmetic to advanced calculus and geometry. You CAN do math!

• Word problem explanations!
• Free to use
• Step-by-step explanations for every solution
• Exclusive how-to animations
• Scroll through multiple solving methods per problem
• Multi-functional scientific calculator
• 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
• Geometry (specific textbooks only)
• Trigonometry/Precalculus: identities, conic sections, vectors, sequences and series, logarithmic functions
• Calculus: limits, derivatives, integrals, curve sketching
• Statistics: combinations, factorials

“An answer isn’t all you’ll get from this free app. Photomath also provides a step-by-step guide of how each problem is solved.” — Huffington Post

“The step-by-step guide is beneficial to students that do not have access to a tutor and struggle with solving math problems.” — Forbes

“A viral video about a new app looks like a dream come true for anyone who struggles with math.” — Time

Want to boost your learning experience? With Photomath Plus, you get:

High-quality teacher-approved explanations for every problem in select textbooks, including word and geometry problems! Learn or repeat math concepts at your own pace.

Detailed animations that help you visualize and understand each math step.

Level up your learning by understanding “how” and “why” math problems are solved, or remember forgotten terms and concepts with our embedded glossary.

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