# Calculator Gives The Answer Just By Taking A Picture Of A Textbook

By Adam Pliskin

Math is hard. It's so hard, in fact, I didn't take one math class in all my years of higher education.

But, the PhotoMath calculator has set out to make math much, much easier for all of us slackers out there.

Basically, PhotoMath is just an app you can download to your smartphone. When you point your phone's camera at a mathematical equation, the app solves it for you -- even if it's relatively complex algebra.

And the app even gives you an itemized list of the steps it took to come to the solution.

Essentially, all you high schoolers out there can throw away your crappy TI-89 calculators, sleep through 10th grade algebra and still be goddamn math wizards.