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1. Enter a Problem

2. Examples

3. Keyboard

4. Save a Problem

7. Create a Worksheet

8. Mathway Classroom Edition

9. Mathway Affiliate Program

1. Enter a Problem

2. Examples

You can generate various example problems by selecting a topic from the Example Problems window (image shown below). This window is located next to the Enter a Problem screen.

Search
You can quickly search through all of the example topics by clicking the Search » link in the upper-right corner of the Example Problems window. For best results, search on single keywords relating to the problem type you are looking for. For example, if you need to find the slope and y-intercept of an equation, try searching on the keyword slope.

3. Keyboard

 Input Type How to Enter Click for Example Numbers 0-9 Variables a-z Plus + Minus - Multiply * Divide/Fraction / Decimal Point . Parenthesis ( ) Brackets [ ] Absolute Value | | Exponent ^ Greater Than or Equal To >= Less Than or Equal To <= Square Root sqrt(?) Nth Root root:N:(?) Function f(x) Piecewise Function f(x)=piecewise[?_?] Matrix matrix[?,?,?_?,?,?_?,?,?] Scientific Notation sci[?,?] Pi Symbol [pi] Theta Symbol [theta] Union Symbol [union] Intersection Symbol [intersection] Base 10 Logarithm log(?) Base N Logarithm log[N](?) Natural Logarithm ln(?) Sine sin(?) Cosine cos(?) Tangent tan(?) Secant sec(?) Cosecant csc(?) Cotangent cot(?) Limit lim[?:?,?] Summation sum[?,?,?] Definite Integral integral[?,?,?,?] Indefinite Integral integral[?,?] Set Notation set[?] Infinite Set Notation iset[?] Alpha [alpha] Mu [mu] Sigma [sigma] X-Bar [xbar] Table table[x,,,,,_y,,,,,]

4. Save a Problem

After getting the solution to a problem, you can save the problem by clicking the Save Problem button at the bottom of the answer page. In order to save your problems, you must sign up for a free basic account.

Your problems will be saved to the Notebook section of your Profile page.

After signing up for a premium Mathway account, an icon will be displayed in the upper-right corner of every page symbolizing the premium subject(s) you selected and have available in your account:

7. Create a Worksheet

Mathway allows you to create your own customized worksheets, providing unlimited example problems to work with from all available Mathway subjects.

Title
The title of the worksheet is automatically generated when an example worksheet topic is selected. The title of the worksheet can be modified before creating the worksheet.

Text/Edit View
The worksheet can be edited using standard text format (click here for examples). When the worksheet is generated, the text will display in mathematical format. A blank line should be inserted between each problem in text format to denote separate problems on the generated worksheet.

Blank Rows
The number of blank rows to include in between each row of problems, ranging from 1 to 10.

Columns
The number of problems to include in each worksheet row, ranging from 1 to 6.

Create Worksheet
After the worksheet has been edited and the options set, click the Create Worksheet button. After the worksheet is created, the options for that worksheet will be temporarily disabled. You will then have the following options:

View Worksheet | Edit Worksheet | New Worksheet

The View Worksheet option will generate a new page, containing the created worksheet. You can print out the worksheet using the built-in print functionality of your web browser.

8. Mathway Classroom Edition

Mathway Classroom Edition allows teachers to easily provide all the powerful features of Mathway to their students, while providing easy-to-use management tools that distribute and control access for students in the classroom and at home.

9. Mathway Affiliate Program

Sign up for the Mathway Affiliate Program and earn a 50% commission on every sales referral. Our real-time sales tracking tools and easy setup make managing your account a breeze.

Q: How do I group multiple terms in the numerator and/or denominator of a fraction?
A: Use parenthesis to group multiple terms. For instance, (x+1)/(x-2) will group x+1 in the numerator of the fraction and x-2 in the denominator of the fraction. The same technique can be used to group terms under a radical and in an exponent.

Q: How do I enter fractional exponents?
A: Use parenthesis to enter fractional exponents. For example, x^(1/2) will group 1/2 in the exponent.

Q: How do I enter in my problem?
A: Please use the Example Problems window to browse and generate example problems available in each subject. Also, please visit the Example Page to view common example problems grouped by subject.

Q: Why won't Mathway solve my problem?
A: Mathway solves most mathematically formatted problems (most word problems are not yet supported). Please verify that the input looks correct by browsing the Example Problems window. If the input looks correct, please contact us and be sure to include the exact problem you are entering.

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Q: How do I delete my Mathway account?
A: After you sign into your account and go to the Profile page, there is a Settings link in the Profile window that will take you to your account settings. The last option available in your settings is the option to deactivate/delete your account. Deleting your account will permanently delete all information stored by Mathway, including your Mathway ID (email address) and saved problems.

Q: Does Mathway have a mobile app?