Clickable Math: Drag-to-SolveTM
Clickable Math techniques provide easy-to-use tools within Maple for step-by-step, interactive mathematical problem-solving.
This document provides information and examples on the Drag-to-Solve feature.
Example: Solving a linear equation using Drag-to-Solve:
The Drag-to-Solve feature enables you to drag individual terms in an output equation from one side of the equal sign to the other. This action invokes the Smart Popup feature which displays your available options.
Using the Drag-to-Solve feature allows you to direct what will happen interactively.
Using the Drag-to-Solve feature:
The general procedure for using Drag-to-Solve is as follows:
Click on your Maple input, then press Enter to generate output for the equation you want to solve.
Select a term in the output equation and drag it to the other side of the equality. A Smart Popup window is displayed, previewing the results of your manipulation.
Click on the Smart Popup window to confirm the manipulation.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have your desired result.
Note: Currently, the functionality for this feature is restricted to arithmetic manipulations.
Input the following expression, then press Enter to produce the required output:
Drag 3⁢x 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.
Drag and drop the factor of 2, in front of x, to the right side of the equal sign.
The equation manipulator provides another tool for solving equations. See Using the Equation Manipulator.
The context panel provides additional options. The list of operations changes as the selection changes. See Context-Sensitive Operations and Clickable Math.
Copy and Paste Expressions
Cut and Paste Expressions
Edit Mathematical Expressions
Enter Expressions in Maple
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