Equation Simplifying Calculator
Enter an equation in the box, then click “SIMPLIFY”. The calculator will
simplify the equation step-by-step, and display the result. If you wish
to solve the equation, use the
Equation Solving Calculator.
Any lowercase letter may be used as a variable.
Exponents are supported on variables using the ^ (caret) symbol. For example, to express x2, enter x^2.
Note: exponents must be positive integers, no negatives, decimals, or variables. Exponents may not be placed
on numbers, brackets, or parentheses.
Parentheses and Brackets
Parentheses ( ) and brackets [ ] may be used to group terms as in a standard equation or expression.
Multiplication, Addition, and Subtraction
For addition and subtraction, use the standard + and – symbols respectively. For multiplication, use the *
symbol. A * symbol is not necessiary when multiplying a number by a variable. For instance: 2 * x can also
be entered as 2x. Similarly, 2 * (x + 5) can also be entered as 2(x + 5); 2x * (5) can be entered as 2x(5).
The * is also optional when multiplying with parentheses, example: (x + 1)(x – 1).
Order of Operations
The calculator follows the standard order of operations taught by most algebra books – Parentheses, Exponents,
Multiplication and Division, Addition and Subtraction. The only exception is that division is not supported;
attempts to use the / symbol will result in an error.
Division, Square Root, Radicals, Fractions
The above features are not supported.