Convert to Google — Search Engine Gets its Sums Right

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What can’t Google do? Propellerhead has been playing around with the built-in calculator and conversion features. Try this, open Google and enter ’20 + 4 =’ in the Search box, press Enter and up pops the answer. Clever huh? But there’s much more to come. It recognises all of the standard numeric operators, i.e. ‘+’ plus, ‘-‘ minus, ‘*’ multiply and ‘/’ divide, and it also knows about percentages, exponentials, roots, trigonometric functions, logarithms and lots of other mysterious mathematical thingys.

Google can also convert units and values. Let’s say you want to know how many dollars you would get for £30, just ask, e.g. type in ’30 pounds in dollars’ then press Enter. The magic word is ‘in’, it’s so simple. It works for a whole range of other things, including mass, length, volume, area, time, power, electricity and so on. Go on, give it a try and when you’ve got a moment take a look at the hundreds of other PC tips on the BootLog website.

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