Need more help with math problems than a calculator can provide? There’s now an app for that.
PhotoMath promises to help solve simple linear equations and other math problems by *“reading”* questions with the help of your smartphone camera.
But 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, a feature that some consumers have lauded as a potentially useful tool for students, parents and educators.
*“If you can’t figure out the answer and this app can show it to you step-by-step then this is precisely best used by people trying to learn math,”* wrote one Redditor on Tuesday.
Another noted that *“if you’re a parent helping with homework, knowing [the correct answer] and how to get there would be sweet.”*
Some netizens, however, have pointed out that the app might prove a little too tempting for students looking to cut corners.
*“Wet dream of high school math students, but perhaps not such a good idea?”* Kontra, CounterNotions.com’s blogger, wrote on Twitter.
*“Equation solving is a learned process. Once you short circuit it, it’s problematic,”* he said.
Get the app here https://photomath.net