# Basic algebra exercise solver

I am looking for a program that can solve basic algebra exercises such as:

• If Lynn can type a page in p minutes, what piece of the page can she do in 5 minutes?
• If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours, and John can paint the same house in 6 hour, how long will it take for both of them to paint the house together?
• Employees of a discount appliance store receive an additional 20% off of the lowest price on an item. If an employee purchases a dishwasher during a 15% off sale, how much will he pay if the dishwasher originally cost \$450?
• The sales price of a car is \$12,590, which is 20% off the original price. What is the original price?
• Solve the following equation for A : 2A/3 = 8 + 4A
• If Leah is 6 years older than Sue, and John is 5 years older than Leah, and the total of their ages is 41. Then how old is Sue?

I would prefer if it runs on Windows or Linux.

• You mean software that can parse the English sentences, extract the equations and solve them? Try Wolfram Alpha… in a couple of decades. Commented Jun 7, 2014 at 22:46
• @Gilles Wolfram Omega! Commented Jun 8, 2014 at 1:02
• @unor Adding typos back to the post:)
– Tom
Commented Jan 5, 2016 at 2:23
• @Tom: Yeah, as these are quotes, the source would have to correct them first before we should ;)
– unor
Commented Jan 5, 2016 at 2:25
• @unor I know, just giving you a hard time:D
– Tom
Commented Jan 5, 2016 at 2:26