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The Algebrator is great! There are some free online algebra calculators that work okay, but they are limited in the types of problems which they can solve and also limited to the math symbols which can be entered using only a standard computer keyboard. There is not a single equation in my wife's college algebra book which the Algebrator couldn't solve. It is particularly useful for solving inequalities. And the user interface with buttons for entering all the math symbols and the way it shows them in problems on the screen just as if they were written on paper is awesome. The "Explain" function, in combination with the way all the steps in solving a problem are displayed, is a very valuable instructional tool for learning not just the solution to a particular problem, but what it means and the methods for solving it. The Algebrator is the best purchase I ever made. It saved my marriage... no more getting into arguments with my frustrated wife over how to solve a problem in her algebra homework!
Daniel Rutschman, Phoenix, AZ

I love Algebrator and see it has really come a long way since I initially purchased it. Algebrator is the main reason I passed my advanced algebra clases and I cannot express just how wonderful and helpful this software is. I have personally recommended it to dozens of students and many have purchased Algebrator as well. Thank you again for your asistance; I really appreciated it as it downloaded easily and set right up.
Steven Mayo, Northglenn, CO

That solves my issue. Thank you very much. This is the best software purchase this year!
Kyle Grant, Chicago, IL.

As a user of both Algebrator 2.0 and 3.0 I have to say that the difference is incredible. I found the old Algebrator useful, but it was really difficult to enter more complex expression. With your new WYSIWYG interface that problem has been completely eliminated! It's like Word Equation Editor, just simpler. Also, thank you for not using the new software as an excuse to jack up the price.
John Tusack, MI

Your software will replace expensive companion solutions manuals I had to buy before. Plus it means one less book to carry, since I always carry my laptop anyway. I only wish I knew about this software a year ago. It will mean I can chew through the rest of algebra and pre-calc quickly, saving me precious time. Thanks Algebrator!
Christopher McElree, Fairbanks, AK

Taking college algebra was the last course before receiving a BS degree in Legal Studies. I had not studied math in years, much less algebra. Before I attempted the college level course, I took a remedial algebra course. There was a learning gap between the remedial course and the college level course. Taking the algebra course online was especially challenging because I could not ask questions or get help. Late one evening I was struggling with my homework. I found the Algebrator online and purchased the software. I finished my homework in 30 minutes rather than 3 hours. The Algebrator explained each step of the problems. The Algebrator solved any problem I entered on the worksheet. Rather than struggling and worrying about passing a test, I was making As! I have recommended this product to many students having trouble with algebra. Thanks Algebrator, I finally got an A in math an I will graduate with straight As!
Lori Bryant, Columbus, OH

WOW!! I recommend the ALGEBRATOR to everyone! My sister will soon put an order in for herself; I used it through college classes (2007) and now my son will soon be heading into middle school and he too will learn from this! It's just like having a teacher right there with you helping you through EVERY kind of problem you can imagine! Not only is the program amazing, the customer service is superb, there is nothing they won't go out of their way to help you with! Thank you so much ALGEBRATOR for having the awesome customer service that so many places have lost over the years, and for offering the BEST math program! You are the best!
Nettie, Las Vegas, NV

The newest release of your software is tremendous. Besides the GUI I particularly liked the "wizards" that make entry of geometry type problems so much easier. I haven't yet used the more advanced features (function operations etc), but this will become handy once I get into College Algebra.
Marsha Stonewich, TX

My son has used Algebrator through his high-school, and it seems he will be taking it to college as well (thanks for the free update, by the way). I really like the fact that I can depend on your company to constantly improve the software, rather than just making the sale and forgetting about the customers
Clara Johnson, ND

OK here is what I like: much friendlier interface, coverage of functions, trig. better graphing, wizards. However, still no word problems, pre-calc, calc. (Please tell me that you are working on it - who is going to do my homework when I am past College Algebra?!?
Mario Certa, CA

It really helped me with my homework. I was stuck on some problems and your software walked me step by step through the process. It not only shows you the answer, it shows you how to do it.
Charles Sievert, Bardstown KY

I like the ability to show all, some, or none of the steps. Sometimes I need to cross reference my work, and other times I just need to check the solution. I also like how an explanation can be shown for each step. That helps learn the functions of each different method for solving.
Troy Green, Callahan, FL

I think this is a great piece of software. I applaud your efforts to bring a product to struggling math students such as myself.
Tom Walker, Salinas, CA

Thank you very much for your help!!!!! The program works just as was stated. This program is a priceless tool and I feel that every student should own a copy. The price is incredible. Again, I appreciate all of your help.
Linda Hodges, Charleston, SC

I ordered the software late one night when my daughter was having problems in her honors algebra class. It had been many years since I have had algebra and parts of it made sense but I couldn't quite grasp how to help her. After we ordered your software she was able to see step by step how to solve the problems. Your software definitely saved the day.
Tami Garleff, Grand Blanc, MI

Your program so far has been great. I purchased this software for my 13 yr. old daughter who is having some problems in math. We have a tutor coming over to the house and between your software and him she got her first "A" in a very hard chapter test. As you might know sometimes when you see a different approach on a problem or sometimes just someone else showing you different ways to understand the problem that is all it takes. Your software seems to give this problem solving approach in a way that is easy to understand. Thanks again, the whole Turley
Walt Turley, Long Beach, CA

I bought "The Algebrator" for my daughter to help her with her 10th Grade Advanced Algebra class. Like most kids, she was getting impatient with the evolution of equations (quadratic in particular) and making mistakes in her arithmetic. I very much like the step-by-step display of your product. I think it got my daughter a better grade in the past semester.
Tom Canty, Phoenix, AZ

The Algebrator software helped me very much. I thought the step by step solving of equations was the most helpful. It was easy to use and easy to understand. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Thanks, Annie Hines
Annie Hines, Louisville KY

I found the Algebrator helpful. I still have a lot to learn about using it. I do believe it was worth the money I paid for it. I have one more math class to take and I am sure I will put the Algebrator to good use then!
Sonja Goyco, Brandon, MS

I think the program is tremendous. We have only been using it a week, but it has already paid for itself. We are currently using it to "check" homework assignment on a child struggling in Algebra 2 in High School. I set it to save "99" steps and we can see every step of the solution. The explanations at each step are invaluable, since it has been many years since my Algebra days. We haven't had a problem yet it couldn't solve. It is pretty user friendly, and, as long as you enter the problem correctly, there are no problems. Next year we have another child starting High School and Algebra 1. I will be looking forward to the next release of the Algebrator. It is great!
Bob Albert, Sebastopol, CA

I have been using Algebrator and it has helped a great deal. I find it very helpful as a check against my problems. I solve them manually and then use it to check my work.
Tim Blumberg, Stockton, CA

It was very helpful. it was a great tool to check my answers with. I would recommend this software to anyone no matter what level they are at in math.
Malcolm D McKinnon, Houston, TX

I am so far quite pleased with the program
James Grinols, Woodbury, MN

I think it's an awesome program.
David Aguilar, Pasadena, CA

Your program saved me…This was a life saver. Thank you.
Kelly Brown, New York, NY

We are still both novices with the program, but have seen its benefits nonetheless.
Kathleen Becker ,Harleysville, PA

I do like the layout of the software, and the user friendliness … I have loaded it on my kids computer for them to use for homework.
Christopher Bowman, North Richland Hills, TX

So far it’s great!
Kristin Taylor, Ephrata, WA

I appreciate that it is basic…It has helped me tremendously…
Derek Brennan, Arlington Heights, IL

It was very helpful.
Sharon Brightwell, Poulsbo, WA

The program has been very helpful.
Bud Pippin, Sunset, UT

This is a great program … I have recommended it to a couple of students.
Cathy Dixx, Acorn, OH

The program helped my son do well on an exam. It helped refresh my memory of a lot of things I forgot.
Colleen D. Lester, Chalfont , PA

We bought it for our daughter and it seems to be helping her a whole bunch. It was a life saver.
Brian Cook, Loveland, CO

I am still learning how to use it, but what I have learned is a great. Thanks!
James J Kidd, Houston, TX

All in all I like the program.
Alex Starke, Eugene, OR

…Algebrator is a wonderful tool for algebra teacher who wants to easily create math lessons. Students will love its step-by-step solution of their algebra homework. Explanations given by the math tutor are excellent …
Lori Barker Mathematics Teacher Bartlett High School, Georgetown

…This algebra software has an exceptional ability to accommodate individual users. While offering help with algebra homework, it also forces the student to learn basic math. The algebra tutor part of the software provides easy to understand explanations for every step of algebra problem solution …
Miguel San Miguel-Gonzalez Education Specialist Texas A&M International University, Laredo

...Math lessons are very easy to create because of template-based algebra problem generation. Students can get context sensitive algebra help on any solution step by a single button click… ideal software to learn basic math...
James Spann Mathematics Teacher PSJA High, Pharr

...Algebrator is the easiest and the most useful algebra software that I have seen. It not only provides step-by-step solutions to any basic and intermediate algebra problem, but also generates excellent explanations of steps that it performs – very good for use in any algebra classroom ...
Alfred Alvarez Mathematics Teacher Palo Alto College, San Antonio

...I don’t know who will like this software more – teachers or students. For teacher, preparing a math lesson is a breeze… For students, the math tutor portion of the program provides help with algebra homework in the way that fosters deeper understanding of basic mathematics ...
Norbert Schlueter Institute of Didactics Free University Berlin, Germany

As a mother who is both a research scientist and a company president (we do early ADME Tox analyses for the drug-discovery industry), I am tremendously concerned about my daughter’s math education. Your algebra software was tremendously helpful for her. Its patient, full explanations were nearly what one would get with a professional tutor, but far more convenient and, needless to say, less expensive.
Katherine Tsaioun, Ph.D.Belmont, MA

Algebrator user comments about our tech support:

Wow! This is GREAT customer service from my initial contact with you until now! THANK YOU!!!!
Brian Tempero, Stanford, CA

I want to compliment your company on excellent customer service. Whatever your structure - keep it up. It is rare for company's to truly back their claims of customer service and yours has. Not only is the product a fantastic resource the employees perform their job in a fantastic manner.
PJ Hayes, Baltimore, MD

Dear Algebrator team, You'll be delighted to know she (Lisa) got an 85% thanks to you guys acting quickly. You're my (and her) hero's - thanks so much, she yelled so loud when she saw her score that I won't be able to hear out of my left ear for a week. You guys are lifesavers, and your prompt response on Sunday to help was just beyond great, it saved the day!
Rick, Memphis, TN

Is there a way for me to officially rate your customer service? If not, for the record it is easily 10/10.
Zack Campbell, Miami, FL

Algebrator has helped my daughter tremendously. She's now on her way to an Ivy League school in the Fall. In addition to the positive comments from others, I would like to add that the Technical Support is fantastic. For some reason, we lost a .dll file to re-open the software. We contacted Technical Support, and after providing proof of purchase, they sent the download link within minutes! They also answered my initial email immediately, which was sent to them past 8 pm PST. Wonderful product and great company!!
Chris Davis, San Francisco, CA

That worked, thank you very much... You guys are awsome!! I would not be able to pass my advanced math class if it were not for Algebrator and Softmath!!!!
Diane Bland, Boston, MA

I want to compliment your company on excellent customer service. Whatever your structure - keep it up. It is rare for company's to truly back their claims of customer service and yours has. Not only is the product a fantastic resource the employees perform their job in a fantastic manner.
PJ Hayes, Miami, FL

Thanks again -- customer service like yours is a rare thing of beauty.
Dorothy Burns, Hinkley, CA

I appreciate the quick and friendly service the staff at Algebrator provides and the easy way the Algebrator downloads and installs. Thanks again for your patience and efforts to help me re-install this very valuable software!
Steven Mayo, Northglenn, CO

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I've always recommended this software and will continue to do so, but will also tell everyone about the lightening fast customer service.
Gloria Wakuluk, Oak Ridge, NJ