Looking for an easy way to create graphs, perform calculations and solve variables for equations in Word? Microsoft Mathematics is a free add-in for Word 2007 that does just that. When you install the add-in, computational and graphing capabilities are added to the Equation Tools ribbon.

You can use the add-in to:

- Plot a function, equation, or inequality in 2-D or 3-D
- Solve an equation or inequality
- Calculate a numerical result
- Simplify an algebraic expression

To download Microsoft Mathematics, go to the Microsoft Download Center.

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Just to clarify, the free add-in is called “Microsoft Mathematics” — which is available at the Microsoft Download Center:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ca620c50-1a56-49d2-90bd-b2e505b3bf09

“Microsoft Math” is actually a $20 shareware product:

http://www.microsoft.com/learningspace/Products.aspx?prod=math

Thanks, Scott! The post’s been fixed. Much appreciated.