Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Middle School Math Solutions – Equation Calculator

Welcome to our new "Getting Started" math solutions series. Over the next few weeks, we'll be showing how Symbolab super-easy-to-use math solutions can help you solve math problems in algebra, calculus and more, for students from 6th grade through college and beyond.

As well as giving you the solution, Symbolab also shows you the solution steps, to help you learn the math skills you need.

Let's start with middle school algebra and simple equations. You have an equation with one unknown - call it x. The trick here to solving the equation is to end up with x on one side of the equation and a number on the other. You do this by adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing both sides of the equation. Remember, whatever you do to one side of the equation, you have to do the same to the other side. (don’t worry, we’ll show you all the steps).

To enter an equation, just use your key pad or Symbolab's special key pad at the top of the screen.

Here's an example of how it works, (click here):

And here's another one which is slightly more complicated - here you have a fraction on one side of the equation; first step is to get rid of it by multiplying both sides of the equation by the number that's underneath the line in the fraction, (click here):

Try some of the other examples that Symbolab suggests on the side of the page until you get the hang of it!

Until next time,