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## Step-by-Step Solutions

Step-by-Step Solutions
A few examples of what you can ask Wolfram|Alpha about:
Physics Formulas
do physics calculations step by step
Chemical Structures
get a step-by-step procedure to draw the Lewis structures of molecules
Chemical Conversions and Properties
follow the steps for unit conversion
compute oxidation states of chemicals
Chemical Reactions
learn how to balance a chemical reaction
calculate reaction stoichiometry
Arithmetic
check your work using step-by-step arithmetic
follow the steps to convert an improper fraction to a mixed number
Number Theory
find step-by-step solutions for prime factorization, primality testing, GCD and more
Base Conversions
follow the steps to convert between bases
Statistics
perform basic statistical analysis on a set of data, seeing the steps along the way
Intercepts
find axis intercepts one step at a time
Geometry
compute properties of geometric objects step by step
learn details of some geometric computations
determine the equation of a line with certain properties using a selected form
Trigonometry
see the steps toward proving a trigonometric identity
Algebra
evaluate an expression at a point one step at a time
solve equations one step at a time
factor polynomials step by step
expand polynomials using FOIL, the binomial theorem and other methods
choose from multiple methods to complete the square
simplify rational expressions with steps provided
learn to rewrite a rational function using our step-by-step partial fraction decomposition
Calculus
find the derivative using the product rule, chain rule and other methods
calculate an integral by substitution, integration by parts and other methods
learn how to take a limit
find local and global extrema using a variety of tests
Discontinuities
get hints for discontinuities
Differential Equations
see how ordinary differential equations are solved
Linear Algebra
compute properties of a matrix step by step
see the steps to multiply matrices
write a matrix in reduced row echelon form one step at a time
find the determinant step by step with various methods
invert a matrix one step at a time
find the rank of a matrix
find the nullity of a matrix
find the null space of a matrix
find the characteristic polynomial of a matrix
compute eigenvalues and eigenvectors step by step
compute a cross product step by step
Mathematical Induction
prove a sum identity by induction
prove divisibility by induction
prove an inequality by induction