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Mathematics is considered to be a challenging subject due to its cumulative and abstract nature. A lot of students struggle with mathematics and can even feel anxious when they are not able to solve complex problems. As per a recent survey by Brainly, the world’s largest online learning platform for students and parents, 33% of Indian students pointed to mathematics as a challenging subject that they need the most help with while doing their holiday homework.

During the pandemic, there has been a surge in the number of math-solving platforms available online for learning and practicing abstract concepts and making students more efficient. Here is a list of five such mobile apps and platforms that can help you with step-by-step solutions to your math problems.


Brainly is the world’s largest online learning platform that unites students, parents, and teachers across the world. Brainly has introduced Math Solver in India to provide access to 24/7 subject-related assistance to students. Brainly Math Solver helps users by allowing them to instantly get step-by-step guidance while solving complex problems by simply snapping a picture of the problem or manually writing the equation on the device’s touchscreen. The AI instantly analyses the problem and provides the solution with a detailed step-by-step explanation, at times aided by graphical/visual representations for better comprehension. Where relevant, graphical representations of equations are also available.


Cymath is an educational app that helps with mathematics. It is one of the apps to help with homework. One can simply enter a problem from their math homework, and Cymath solves it for them step-by-step. It covers several topics in algebra including equation solving, factoring, logarithms, exponents, complex numbers, quadratic equations, trigonometry, partial fractions, polynomial division, etc., and various topics in calculus including product rule, quotient rule, chain rule, u-substitution, integration by parts, integration by partial fraction, trigonometric substitution, rationalizing substitution, and much more.


Byju’s is India’s largest online learning platform with personalized learning. It offers an Equation Calculator which is a free online tool that displays the solution for the given equation. It makes the calculation faster, and it displays the variable value in a fraction of seconds. One can simply enter the equation and variable in the respective input field, and in just one click, the tool will display the solution for the given equation.


Mathway is an online app that helps students find instant answers to their math problems. It requires students to post a picture of their question by using the camera and provides instant answers. It can be your go-to app for practicing basic Math/Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics and other complex calculations.


Photomath helps in solving complex math problems. Its learning process is extremely simple. It requires students to take a picture of a printed or handwritten question and it gives a step-by-step explanation on how to solve that query. It does not require any internet connection for equation-based problems.  It provides multiple solving methods to one question. It covers basic Math/Pre-Algebra, arithmetic, integers, fractions, decimal numbers, powers, roots, algebra: linear equations/inequalities, quadratic equations, systems of equations, logarithms, functions, matrices, graphing, polynomials.

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