What is Brainly?

Brainly is a website-based, online community that allows students to ask questions and get answers from other students in nearly any subject.

Members can also answer questions on the platform and earn points. Topics include social studies, math, business, and many others. Parents can create their own account to monitor homework, help with the learning process, and witness their child learning to become helpful to others as well.

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How does Brainly work?

To get started, you create a Brainly account on the website or on the Brainly app. Users must be 13 years old to sign up. Accounts can be made using social media accounts or through an email address.

There is an additional option to subscribe to Brainly Plus, the premium service with more answers, subjects, and potentially more in-depth explanations.

How much does Brainly cost?

You can join Brainly for free on any device. You can also choose between subscription plans. The pricing and availability of the subscription plans may depend on the device and current location. In general, the main plans are a semi-annual plan that is billed every 6 months at $18 or an annual plan that is billed one time per year at $24.

For either plan, you can cancel at any time. Your cancellation request must be made at least 1 day before the renewal date or you may be billed again.

Is Brainly free?

Yes, you can join and use Brainly for free if you would prefer. You can still connect with other students in the subject that you find most frustrating and get your questions answered in a way that makes sense to you.

What is the Brainly website?

The Brainly website is a place for learning and knowledge. Students can do the asking and answering of various questions, helping their peers to understand the lessons and complete their homework.

Is using Brainly cheating?

No, it is not cheating to ask a question about something you do not understand. Teachers present the information in one way for a classroom full of students. Not all of those students will learn that information in the same way.

Brainly allows for more individualized answers to a question so that the lightbulb flickers on and the student finally “gets it”.

Brainly also uses an honor code to prevent cheating.

What do teachers say about Brainly?

The teacher reviews for Brainly are mixed. Some call it a useful tool that can provide homework help and encourage self-guided learning. At the other end of the spectrum are teachers who call it “cheat central“, adding that students go there to cheat and nothing else.

Some of the more neutral opinions were concerned that the site does not always provide verified or accurate answers to some questions, and that the moderators may miss some of the inaccuracies and cheating that may be happening.

Does Brainly have an app?

Yes. You can download the Brainly app to any device from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

What are some similar apps?

There are several free and paid apps that are similar to Brainly including:

  • Numerade
  • Quizzlet
  • Math Pix Snip
  • Socratic
  • Influitive
  • Symbolab Math Solver
  • Grade Hound
  • Chegg

Each site may give the same or similar answers to common questions but remember, this may not mean they are correct. All of these websites should be considered to be a learning tool and not a trick to get out learning new information.

Answers and opinions given on Brainly and similar websites should not be used as “facts” in an inappropriate way including on research papers or essay questions. It is up to individual teachers whether answers from Brainly will be accepted for credit or not.

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