# 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. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Jun 7 '14 at 22:46
• @Gilles Wolfram Omega! – Franck Dernoncourt Jun 8 '14 at 1:02
• @unor Adding typos back to the post:) – Tom Jan 5 '16 at 2:23
• @Tom: Yeah, as these are quotes, the source would have to correct them first before we should ;) – unor Jan 5 '16 at 2:25
• @unor I know, just giving you a hard time:D – Tom Jan 5 '16 at 2:26

## 1 Answer

Some of the questions you posted can be solved by linear simultaneous equations technique. Sequalator is a software which can solve linear simultaneous equations for you. It can not only tackle thousands of equations in a fraction of a second but also provides some unique tools that let you analyse the solutions of your equations. And the best part is that it is free!

[DISCLOSURE] - I am the developer of Sequalator.

EDIT 1: Sequalator will not read the text form of questions. You have to understand the question and then translate it into a suitable system of equations. You can then enter the coefficients of these equations and let Sequalator do the remaining job for you!

EDIT 2: You can watch this short video to get introduced to Sequalator within 10 mins. This should help get you started very quickly and easily.

• It is worth clarifying that it won't parse English sentences into the necessary equations (an implied need of the OP). The user needs to do that. – Neil Slater Jun 21 '14 at 13:36
• @NeilSlater done! – Cool_Coder Jun 21 '14 at 15:05