Google Calculator

Posted: March 1, 2007 in Cool Finds, How to...?
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This is one use of Google that many people don’t know about. The Google search bar can be used to evaluate arithmetic expressions, ranging from simple additions and subtractions to advanced expressions that contain trigonometric functions, logarithms, and exponents. Just type something like: 20-7^4+cos(pi/3) and see Google at work!

That’s not everything. You can also use the search bar to convert between different units. This can apply to units of mass, length, volume, temperature, and lots more, even different currencies. All you need to do is type something like 130 lbs in kg, and you’ll get the result. You can actually take this one step further and solve complicated problems like 160 lbs * 4000 feet in Calories.

Refer to this page to see all you can do with Google’s built in calculator.

And, as a bonus, if you have Firefox 2.0 or higher, you get the same functionality in the Google search bar that comes with the browser. Even better actually, since you get the results as you type, with no need to actually press enter.

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