Solve math equations with Maths Assistant in OneNote

Applies to: OneNote for Windows 10, OneNote for the web.

Write or type any maths problem and Maths Assistant in OneNote can solve it for you which either gives you a faster solution or a step-by-step guide as to how to arrive at the correct answer. Once your equation has been solved, there are several options to proceed discovering maths learning with Maths Assistant.

Note: This feature is only available if you have an Office 365 subscription. If you are an Office 365 subscriber, make sure you have the latest version of Office.

Step 1: Enter your equation

In the Draw tab, write or type your equation. Employ the Lasso Select tool to draw a circle around the equation. Then, pick Math. This will open the Maths Assistant pane.

Learn more: Create your equation using ink or text.

Type in the number of questions for the practice quiz.

  • Select Settings if you want to toggle between solving actual numbers and complex numbers, or if you want to alter the angle measurement of graphs to degrees, radians, or gradians.

Step 2: Solve your equation

To solve the current equation, do any of the following:

  1. Select or tap the Select an action box and then pick your desired action Maths Assistant to take. The available choices in this drop-down menu are determined by the chosen equation.

    Learn more: Problem types supported by Maths Assistant
  1. Review the provided solution by OneNote shown beneath the action you picked. In the example below, the selected option Solve for x displays the solution.
The Show Steps button in the Math task pane

  • To learn how OneNote solved the problem, you can press or tap Show steps, and then choose the detail of your preferred view. The available choices in this drop-down menu adapt to the selected equation.
  • To hear the solution steps read out loud, click Immersive Reader  Icon for Immersive Reader to launch it from OneNote.
Solution steps in the Math Assistant task pane

Tip: You can drag the solution steps to any place on your page.

See also

Create maths equations using ink or text with Maths Assistant in OneNote

Problem types supported by Maths Assistant

Draw graphs of maths functions with Maths Assistant in OneNote

Generate a practice quiz with Maths Assistant in OneNote

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