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.

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    You mean software that can parse the English sentences, extract the equations and solve them? Try Wolfram Alpha… in a couple of decades. Jun 7 '14 at 22:46
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    @Gilles Wolfram Omega! 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
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    @unor I know, just giving you a hard time:D
    – Tom
    Jan 5 '16 at 2:26

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.

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    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. Jun 21 '14 at 13:36
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    @NeilSlater done!
    – Cool_Coder
    Jun 21 '14 at 15:05

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