Flash Tools for Solving Equations
The following pages all require use of a plugin for Flash 4. If your browser needs one, you can download a copy from Macromedia's website.
This Flash movie will help you solve three different types of equation.
Type 1: of the form x + 4 = 9
Type 2: of the form 5x - 1 = 14
Type 3: of the form 6x + 7 = 4x + 3
All you need to do is decide how much you need to add, subtract or divide each side of the equation. Click on the appropriate buttons, and the computer will perform the calculations for each step of your solution.
Type in the coefficients of x and y, along with the constants and this movie will solve any pair of simultaneous equations that can be solved.
Enter the coefficients of x2, x and the constant value and this movie will solve your equation for you.
Please note: At present, this movie will not give answers as complex numbers or in fractional or surd form. However, if you would like a copy of the source code, and would like to discuss how to create your own interactive Flash movies to solve equations, we would like to hear from you.