Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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This would work fine, except in terms of success.

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OCR Calculator

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When I went to scool the began to let us use calculators in class, sometime though entering the problem in a way the calculator can resolve was a difficuty in itself.

would be cool if google pixel phones were aple to scan math problems and dislay the answer similar to its way it can tranlate text in other languages on the fly.

bob, Dec 22 2018

Now called Photomath https://photomath.net/en
Wasn't hard to find. [RayfordSteele, Dec 28 2018]


       It would also be cool if you could video a few seconds of a difficult technical or social problem, and it would suggest the necessary actions required to defuse / solve the problem.
pocmloc, Dec 22 2018

       Surely an OCR calculator would give you the answer, but then go back three or four times to check that it hadn't left the brackets open?
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 22 2018

       That would be an OCD calculator. Ha
xenzag, Dec 22 2018

       Given the paucity of spelling and syntax in the idea, we are doubtful that you ever attended any educational establishment. Mathematics appears to be the least of your problems.
8th of 7, Dec 22 2018

       I have an app on my tablet that is a "free-hand" calculator; you can write equations as you would on paper, and it will solve them. I haven't looked for a "camera" based version, but I would be very surprised if it didn't exist. It's not a big step from direct hand-written input to OCR.
neutrinos_shadow, Dec 27 2018

       I think I have one of these. Ah yes. 'Capture Math.'   

       I have CDO. It's like OCD only with the letters placed in the correct order.
RayfordSteele, Dec 28 2018

       'Capture Math'?   

       Does it want a ransom?
pertinax, Dec 28 2018

       No, only your sanity.   

       Oh, and don't buy an IBS calculator. They're really shit ...
8th of 7, Dec 28 2018


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