Use Math keyboard to input a problem

How to use Math keyboard (calculator)?

You can find the math keyboard at the bottom of the screen on the Calculator screen. Use it to input or edit a math problem.

The keyboard is simple to use. Tap to enter any sign and navigate through the problem with arrows in the top row.

Use new line ↵ button when you want to jump to the next row (for example, when entering systems of equations).

Where are the solving steps?

After you input the math problem through the calculator, tap Show Solution. You will then see all available solving methods. Choose the method that you need and tap Show Solving Steps to see detailed steps.

Where do I find more functions?

Advanced functions are grouped under the chips at the top of the Math keyboard.

Alternative functions can be input by holding any button with a small dot in the bottom right corner.

Wrong result for trigonometric functions, why?

The standard use of the function cos is used as radians. Adding a degree symbol will give you the result you’re looking for:

Cos (30°) - Degrees

You can find the degree symbol by tapping the trigonometry functions button (sin, cos, tan, cot) on the top left of the calculator keyboard.

Where are square brackets?

Square brackets are not used in Photomath. You can enter all grouping symbols (parentheses, square brackets, and curly braces) by replacing them with parentheses.

How to enter systems of equations?

You need to enter each equation in its own line. Use the new line ↵ button to open a new line and enter the next equation.

How to enter percentages?

To get the correct result for percentage calculations, make sure you input it in the following format: 100 - (10%*100) - to subtract 10% from 100. If you input 100 - 10%, the result will be incorrect.

How to enter a problem with negative base and even power?

Correct input: (-3)^2. Here the minus sign is "under " the square, you need to multiply negative 3 by itself and that is why the result is positive: (-3)^2= (-3)*(-3) = 9

Incorrect input: -3^2. In this case the minus sign is in front of the power, and therefore it is left out from the calculation, then you multiply two positive numbers and add a minus to the result: -3^2 = -(3)*(3) = -9

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