[Solved] Formulae for dummies?

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[Solved] Formulae for dummies?

Postby sonhouse1 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:46 pm

Is there a formula for dummies? I entered a simple formula but don't see how to enter square root for instance, not sure where symbols are located, there was a box that popped up but didn't have regular symbology, square root, 1/x and such.
Also how do you solve for a problem, didn't see that or how to enter variables. Can I in fact actually solve equations? Sorry, I just came across this formula thing and know pretty much zero about it. Thanks for any replies.
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Re: Formulae for dummies?

Postby FJCC » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:12 pm

The Math application is for displaying formulas not for solving them. You would use it if you were writing a paper or presentation that needs to include formulas. There is user's guide for it but I suspect it isn't the tool you were looking for.
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Re: Formulae for dummies?

Postby sonhouse1 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:19 am

I suspected as much since I could write a formula but no hint of solve. Thanks for the reply!
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Re: Formulae for dummies?

Postby keme » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:45 am

The square root operation is in the "functions" category of the toolbox. I find it faster to type "sqrt" instead of clicking an icon. Whatever works for you...

If you need a tool for solving algebra problems, take a look at Geogebra. It integrates arithmetic, statistics, geometry and algebra tools in a single package.
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