Learn how to use the Math Assistant to convert a handwritten math equation from ink to math in an OneNote note, and even solve the equation for various variables.
- [Instructor] If you're using OneNote, whether it's on the desktop or on a mobile device, there's a new Math Assistant to help you with writing up math equations and getting help with those equations. All you need to do is go up to the Draw tab to start drawing your equations. So, you might be on a tablet, using a digital pen, a stylus, or even your finger on a touch tablet. Or you might be on the desktop, using your mouse or a digital pen. Regardless, when you go to write your equation freehand, I'm gonna do a simple one here like X plus Y equals the square root of Z, like so.
Doesn't look bad freehand. But if I want help with the Math Assistant, all I need to do is select it, coming over here to the lasso select. Click and drag around the entire equation. With it selected now, I can come up here and click Math. It's gonna open up the Math pane. It's gonna show me my equation, what it would look like if I was to change ink to math. And if I see something that's not quite right, maybe it didn't interpret things properly, I can click Fix It and select the area that needs fixing.
In this case, everything looks good, I can click Ink to Math. And you can see what it does, it changes it there right on my page. The other thing we can do is select Actions. Clicking the dropdown allows you to solve for the variables, X, Y, or Z in this case. So, if I want to see the equation solving for X, clicking here shows me that rewritten equation. I can drag the solution to the page if I want to, or just show the steps for solving this equation down below.
Click and drag it over to see that version of the equation. Go back to the Solve For dropdown, and solve for Y. You get a different equation again, which you can drag onto the page. You can show the steps for that. Or, let's try the last one here, solving for Z. I like that one too, I'm dragging it onto my page. I might want to see the steps for solving that. There it is. And when you're done with the Math Assistant, click the X in the top right corner.
So, whether you're using a mouse, a digital pen, a stylus, your finger, on a touch tablet, you can freehand your equations and use the Math Assistant to convert them to math and even help you solve them for the various variables.
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