Mac based equivalent for MS Student/Encarta 2008?

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  1. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

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    I did multiple searches and nothing came up, so I figured I'd give this a shot. I'm taking some math classes at college that I haven't been around since most of my classmates were in diapers (if even born yet :eek:). I'm a very visual learner and although I've perused many sites, my text and even purchased a few outside texts, I'm still struggling with the minutia. I've done some searching and found a few "step-by-step" applications that walk you through the solving of problems, but they are either not smart enough (basic pre-algebra), or they're just too expensive (pointed towards the true scientific crowd).

    I've looked around and found MS Student/Encarta 2008. It seems like it might do the trick, and it's only $30, so if it doesn't, I'm not out a whole lot of money. I do still have one PC left in the house, but I work on my MB because I can take it with me, and to be frank, I just don't want to give MS any more of my money.

    Is there a Mac based equivalent? I hope so, it would really make this much easier. :apple:
     
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  3. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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    Why not just use something like Wikipedia? I haven't used Encarta in ages (maybe Win95?) but from what I remember it was basically just an encyclopedia right?
     
  4. BOSS10L thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't want the encyclopedia portion, I want the "explaining calculator" function:

     
  5. nik00 macrumors newbie

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    I want to download Encarta kids 2009 and also microsoft student Encarta premium 2009.i surfed the net,nothing came up! Can anyone help me with this?
     
  6. innominato5090 macrumors 6502

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    not sure what are you talking about, but have you tried wolfram|alpha?
    it has a lot of interesting math tools (even a step-by-step equation solver)
     

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