# Difference between revisions of "Simplifier"

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− | [http://www.algebra.com Algebra.Com] has a Universal Simplifier with '''Work Shown'''. Even though it is a work in progress, my goal is to make it able to simplify any reasonable expression that a student might encounter, and to solve some equations. Eventually, it should be able to deal with formulas that use constants that are not expressible by finite sized decimal numbers, such as 1/3 or square | + | ==What it is== |

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+ | [http://www.algebra.com Algebra.Com] has a Universal Simplifier with '''Work Shown'''. Even though it is a work in progress, my goal is to make it able to simplify any reasonable expression that a student might encounter, and to solve some equations. Eventually, it should be able to deal with formulas that use constants that are not expressible by finite sized decimal numbers, such as 1/3 or square root of 2. | ||

'''[[Simplifier-entering formulas|Click here if you are a student and need help with entering expressions to simplify and solve]]''' | '''[[Simplifier-entering formulas|Click here if you are a student and need help with entering expressions to simplify and solve]]''' | ||

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My simplifier is an outgrowth of the [[Plotting Formulas|formula plotting system]]. I want it to work better than any other competing web simplifier that shows work. | My simplifier is an outgrowth of the [[Plotting Formulas|formula plotting system]]. I want it to work better than any other competing web simplifier that shows work. | ||

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This list may be not quite up to date, but the simplifier does the following, as of now: | This list may be not quite up to date, but the simplifier does the following, as of now: | ||

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* Reduces similar terms and factors | * Reduces similar terms and factors | ||

* Opens up extraneous parentheses, being mindful of signs | * Opens up extraneous parentheses, being mindful of signs | ||

+ | * Reduces polynomials when it can figure out their roots | ||

+ | * Solves equations | ||

+ | * Others | ||

+ | ==What it will do== | ||

'''Future plans''' include: | '''Future plans''' include: | ||

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## Latest revision as of 04:05, 31 May 2007

## What it is

Algebra.Com has a Universal Simplifier with **Work Shown**. Even though it is a work in progress, my goal is to make it able to simplify any reasonable expression that a student might encounter, and to solve some equations. Eventually, it should be able to deal with formulas that use constants that are not expressible by finite sized decimal numbers, such as 1/3 or square root of 2.

**Click here if you are a student and need help with entering expressions to simplify and solve**

Here's the link to the simplifier: http://www.algebra.com/services/rendering/simplifier.mpl.

My simplifier is an outgrowth of the formula plotting system. I want it to work better than any other competing web simplifier that shows work.

## What it does

This list may be not quite up to date, but the simplifier does the following, as of now:

- Reduce all constant expressions to single constants
- Removes extraneous 1's in terms and zeros in expressions
- Reduces similar terms and factors
- Opens up extraneous parentheses, being mindful of signs
- Reduces polynomials when it can figure out their roots
- Solves equations
- Others

## What it will do

**Future plans** include: