MathPapa Step-By-Step Algebra Help

Algebra Calculator

Step-by-step calculator that understands algebra.

What do you want to calculate?
Examples: 1+2, 1/3+1/4, 2^3 * 2^2
  (x+1)(x+2) (Simplify Example), 2x^2+2y for x=5, y=3 (Evaluate Example)
  y=x^2+1 (Graph Example), 4x+2=2(x+6) (Solve Example)

Algebra Calculator is a calculator that gives step-by-step help on algebra problems.

Disclaimer: This calculator is not perfect. Please use at your own risk, and please alert us if something isn't working. Thank you.

How to Use the Calculator

To use the calculator, type the math expression that you want to calculate into the text box.

For example, if you enter the expression 2^3 * 2^2 into the text box, the calculator will print a step-by-step explanation of how to calculate 2^3 * 2^2 = 32.

More Examples

Trying the examples on the Examples page is the quickest way to learn how to use the calculator.

Math Symbols

If you would like to create your own math expressions, here are some symbols that the calculator understands:

+ (Addition)
- (Subtraction)
* (Multiplication)
/ (Division)
^ (Exponent: "raised to the power")
sqrt (Square Root) (Example: sqrt(9))


Read the full tutorial to learn how to graph equations and check your algebra homework.

Feedback (For students 13+)

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