Whether you are a student, teacher, or working professional, solving mathematical problems is part of our daily routines. It could be a simple arithmetic addition and multiplication or complex calculus problem. Good part is that Windows 11 comes with multiple options to solve all your math problems. In this article, we will explain 6 different methods available in Windows 11 for solving your mathematical problems.
Solving Math Problems in Windows 11
Some apps in Windows 11 come with in-built option to solve math problems while few other apps need integrating with external tools. The usage of these apps and tools completely depends on the type of problems you want to solve. For example, you can type a problem in apps like Calculator to get a quick answer. However, you need a full-fledged math tool for solving the values of variables in multilevel arithmetical equations. Other aspect is that whether you simply want to get the result as in calculator app or want to learn step-by-step instructions on how to solve a problem. At any case, try out all the below options and choose the best one that fits your need.
1. Math Solver in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft offers Math Solver website which you can access from any device using a browser. However, Edge allows you to integrate this Math Solver feature within the browser window. You can either select problems on webpage or type custom problems with math calculator to get solutions. You can use this tool to resolve any type of mathematical problems like trigonometry, fractions, algebra, calculus, etc. The best part of using Math Solver is that you can also get the complete instructions on how the solution is derived so that you can use this for learning purpose. Learn more on how to use Math Solver in Edge.
You should be connected to internet for using Math Solver in Edge. The tool will generate a unique link on Math Solver website for each solved problem. You can share this link with your friends and teachers for review.
2. Math Assistant in OneNote for Windows 10
Though the app name is OneNote for Windows 10, it is also available in Windows 11. Math Assistant is a built-in feature in OneNote that comes as part of Microsoft 365 subscription. Therefore, you should connect your Microsoft 365 account with OneNote for Windows 10 app to use Math Assistant feature. You can type complex mathematical problems using the equation editor or use handwriting with ink to math option. After typing the problem, simply click on the “Math” menu to get the solution with detailed step-by-step instructions.
The best part is that you can drag and drop the steps to your notes and share with others a guide. Though you do not need internet for using Math option in OneNote, you first need to connect the app to your Microsoft account and the connection is also needed for syncing and sharing.
3. Use Calculator for Math Problems
Many users do not know that the Calculator app in Windows 11 comes with large number of options to solve complex math problems. Simply click on the menu and select the calculator you want to use. The options include currency conversion, date calculation, scientific calculator, programmer mode, graphing, etc.
The scientific mode offers trigonometry, functions, log and many other options to get solution for your problems. Though this is an independent app which you can use without internet connection, functions like currency conversion still needs a connection. Also, you cannot solve custom equations as you can do with Math Solver and Math Assistant tools.
4. Math Solutions Using Windows Search
You can use Windows Search or Cortana to find files, folders and apps in your computer. However, many do not know that it is possible to get answers to simple math problems using Windows Search when connected to internet. It will show the answers for simple multiplication of division while you type. For complex calculations, you will see a calculator in the result showing the answer. The best part is that you can edit the input in calculator and get the result within the search result.
5. Get Solutions from Bing Search
In addition to searching keywords and getting results, you can use Bing search as a calculator. Simply, type the problem and Bing will suggest the solution in the prediction. If the prediction recognizes the problem wrongly, then press the enter key to view the problem as a result in a calculator. You can edit the input in the calculator if there are any mistakes in the inputs to get correct result.
Note that you can also open Windows Search math results in Bing by clicking on “Open results in browser” button.
6. Solving Math Problems in Microsoft Word
Apps like Microsoft Word comes with in-built equation editor to type mathematical equations. You can use LaTex format, insert math symbols and choose the predefined equation formats. You can also install third-party add-ins for typing complex mathematical equations in Word documents. However, there are no tools in Word for finding solution to math problems. What you can do is to solve the problems using Edge Math Solver or OneNote Math Assistant feature and copy paste the solution in Word document. You can also cite the Math Solver solution link to the problem equations in Word so that readers can check the solution by clicking on the link.
This is useful when preparing instructional manual or guide for students in Word and not for learning or solving your own math problems. You can also easily convert the Word document to PDF and share the solution with anyone.
There are limitations while using Windows Search, Bing Search and Calculator app for solving your math problems. You can only use simple and basic calculations using these options. However, Edge Math Solver and OneNote Math Assistant are powerful tools to get solution to any type of math equation problems including integrals, trigonometry and algebra. Using Microsoft Word is a bonus option for those making documentation and wanted to show the problem with solution steps.