This Free App Will Solve Math Problems For You

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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,’s blogger, wrote on Twitter.

*“Equation solving is a learned process. Once you short circuit it, it’s problematic,”* he said.

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