Microblink公司推出了一款新型智能手机应用PhotoMath, 能轻松帮助学生解决数学题——只要不是太复杂。只需要将手机的摄像头对准要计算的方程式,PhotoMath便会给出清晰的解题步骤

A new smartphone app will do their math homework for them, provided it’s not too complicated. PhotoMath by Microblink uses a phone’s camera to solve equations and then teaches you the step-by-step method for solving it yourself.


The app can do arithmetic: addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. It can handle fractions. It knows what 2³ is and can calculate the root of 246. It can even do simple linear equations, provided the x you’re solving for is italicized so the app doesn’t confuse it with the x multiplication symbol.


The only catch is that the equation you’re trying to solve must be printed text, rather than handwritten. So forget trying to calculate that tip by scribbling it on a restaurant napkin. (Don’t worry, there’s already a million apps for that.)


The app may pose a problem for schools are already dealing with smartphone overload. Math teachers will have to be extra vigilant during tests to prevent students from cheating.

目前,这款应用支持iPhone和Windows phone用户,而Android用户则要等到2015年。

The PhotoMath app is available for iPhones and Windows phones and is coming to Android phones in 2015.

来源:英语点津 https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/language_tips/news/2014-10/24/content_18795849.htm

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