Free Universal Algebra Equation Solver

Free Universal Algebra Equation Solver

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 12 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
10.0.2.9
File Size:
17.38MB
Date Added:
October 28, 2011
Price:
Free; paid upgrade available; $19.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
60,408
Downloads Last Week:
128
Product ranking:
#10 in Math Software
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Algebra: The very word still turns strong wills to water, yet somehow they haven't stopped teaching it in school. And your algebra teacher was right; you may need to know this stuff later, and not just for midterms. But this problem is easy to solve. You have a computer. Computers are really good at math. Algebra is math. We'll cheat a bit and tell you the answer: The missing variable is the software. UMS Team's Free Universal Algebra Equation Solver is a freeware algebra solver and tutor. It offers step-by-step solutions, including commentaries, to any algebra problem up to college level. It is aimed at college undergrads, high school students, and home schoolers. Since it's based on Universal Math Solver, it requires an Internet connection to access the UMS server's database.

Universal Algebra Solver's installer includes the option to run when finished, so be aware of your firewall settings; the program will contact the UMS server automatically. A pop-up noted that we merely had to enter a problem and press the green dot to get an answer. We started simply (we also finished simply, to be honest) with some quick equations, which the tool solved instantly. Pop-ups let us choose to solve for multiple variables when appropriate, and it warned us when our syntax (or plain lack of knowledge) led to illegal expressions. (It turns out the laws of mathematics aren't covered by the freeware EULA). This program is supereasy to use, with large, colorful fonts and clearly expressed equations on a whiteboard view tabbed for Problem and Solution. With four toolbars and a menu bar at the top and a status bar at the bottom, Free Universal Algebra Equation Solver certainly offers a lot of features, though some of the options and tools listed on the menus only apply to the full version of UMS. Nevertheless, we were more than a little impressed with the freeware.

As an educational tool, Free Universal Algebra Equation Solver is excellent, maybe even essential. The explanations and commentaries it provides make it much more than a simple calculating engine. It can help you understand algebra, not just get past it.

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  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    3.7

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5 stars

    "Surprisingly powerful free tool"

    July 10, 2014   |   By DanKuk1

    Version: Free Universal Algebra Equation Solver 10.0.2.9

    Pros

    Solves step by step. I was able to run advanced equations from AP program and the solutions were all correct. It is Free.

    Cons

    It is a Demo for the full program, Equations are enabled, but the rest of the subjects are disabled, but still there as menu items. Somewhat confusing since the option to enter is still there.

    Summary

    Powerful tool for self learning and practicing to solve algebraic equations.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best math solver! Solves step-by-step!"

    June 20, 2013   |   By danmkovac

    Version: Free Universal Algebra Equation Solver 10.0.2.9

    Pros

    Solved equations as well as systems as advertised, step by step. Nice explanations. Great help as I was able to input my own problems.

    Cons

    The software covers many math topics but only equations are free for user defined problems. For other topics it solves step by step only the predefined problems from the database.

    Summary

    Works as advertised, great math help. The download does not have CNET Installer. Installation is directly form the publisher. I did not see any adware offers or installs.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great help"

    November 24, 2012   |   By conradman71

    Version: Free Universal Algebra Equation Solver 10.0.2.9

    Pros

    Solved step by step, as advertised. Detailed explanations and verbal commentaries included.

    Cons

    This is an educational tool, not for scientific calculations.

    Summary

    This software proved to be very useful. Cannot beat the step by step explanations. It solved everything I tried. The software seems to have many more capabilities but only equations are free. The rest is grayed out. I tried other step by step solvers but this is the only one that seems to make no mistakes.

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  • 4 stars

    "A Must Have"

    October 25, 2012   |   By biilybobgains

    Version: Free Universal Algebra Equation Solver 10.0.2.9

    Pros

    This tool is so easy to use I don't have to help my student

    Cons

    have not found any

    Summary

    If you have a student taking Algebra, you need this !

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  • 5 stars

    "Great program"

    August 15, 2012   |   By jbumc10

    Version: Free Universal Algebra Equation Solver 10.0.2.9

    Pros

    Fantastic, it solved all the problems I tried. Voice comments are great - took me through the solutions step by step. Some solution methods I was not familiar with, but it was easy to follow to the end.

    Cons

    I wish the rest of the topics were free as well, not just equations.

    Summary

    Great math help. Solved all equations and systems that I tried. Used it as help for my Advanced Algebra class and it worked great. I was worried due to reviews that it may install some adware but since it was coming from CNET, I took a chance. I am glad I did. Recently I downloaded a Free YouTube Downloader from CNET and it had similar complaints about the search toolbar. I made sure to say NO to all CNET offers and ended up with a clean install. Remarkable how many people cannot follow simple instructions.

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  • 1 stars

    "Not free, downloads search bars and other junk."

    July 11, 2012   |   By Copperrein

    Version: Free Universal Algebra Equation Solver 10.0.2.9

    Pros

    No pros. None. This program only shows you solutions for premade equations. The interface is rough at best. You have to pay for the ability to create your own equations.

    Cons

    During installation I was asked if I wanted to install some search bar. I checked the "no" box. Immediately upon completion of installation all of my browsers were redirected to "Blekko". While uninstalling the crappy Blekko search tools which had befouled my computer I also discovered this thing installed several "virus and spam" watch software.

    Summary

    THIS IS NOT a safe download. It is NOT FREE. It is a craptastic lie.

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  • 1 stars

    "I'm confused"

    April 06, 2012   |   By ApprenticeshipUSA

    Version: Free Universal Algebra Equation Solver 10.0.2.9

    Pros

    looks intuitive enough as far as menu functions go, however......

    Cons

    Can't seem to get the program working

    Summary

    Can't seem to get the program to work; I keep getting the error message: "illegal expression or incorrect expression for this version of UMS"
    I would be willing to pay for a good algebra equation solver but this one says 60 day license; what does THAT mean?

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