Smart Popups and Drag-to-Solve- Maple Features - Maplesoft

# Maple

Smart Popups and Drag-to-Solve™

Smart Popups and Drag-to-Solve™ are part of Maple's collection of Clickable Math tools, which also include palettes, interactive assistants, context-sensitive menus, tutors, and more. These tools make it easy to learn, teach, and do mathematics with Maple.

Drag-to-Solve™

• Solve your equations step-by-step simply by dragging terms to where want them to be
• Easily take complete control over each individual step of your calculation
• Let Maple apply the appropriate addition, subtraction, division, or multiplication operation to both sides of your equation, to avoid mechanical errors
• Keep the full record of steps produced by Maple to document your work

Smart Popups

• Select operations to apply to just one part of your equation or mathematical expression, leaving the rest unchanged
• Preview the result of the operation before going ahead
• Explore your expression to deepen your understanding of the problem. Use Smart Popups to easily determine if your subexpression can be factored, what its plot looks like, what mathematical identities could be applied, and more.

Solve a trigonometric identity using Smart Popups:

Solving a linear equation using Drag-to-Solve:

Drag   from the right side of the equal sign to the left side. A Smart Popup window is displayed, previewing the results of this manipulation.

Click on the Smart Popup window to confirm this operation.

Next, in the resulting output equation, drag -7 from the left side of the equation to the right side.

Click on the Smart Popup window to confirm this operation.

Drag and drop the factor of , in front of , to the right side of the equal sign.

Click on the Smart Popup window to confirm this operation.