Exploring Google's Hidden Features
- Google Is a Calculator
- Google Knows Mathematical Constants
- Google Converts Units of Measure
- Google Is a Dictionary
- Google Is a Glossary
- Google Lists All the Facts
- Google Displays Weather Reports
- Google Knows Current Airport Conditions
- Google Tracks Flight Status
- Google Tracks Packages
- Google Is a Giant Phone Directory
- Google Knows Area Codes
- Google Has Movie Information
- Google Loves Music
- Google Knows the Answer to the Ultimate Question
Google Is a Calculator
When you can’t be troubled to reach over and pick up the handheld calculator sitting on your desk, you can use Google as a high-tech web-based calculator. All you have to do is enter your equation or formula into the standard Google search box, and then click the Google Search button. The result of the calculation is displayed on the search results page; it’s that simple.
You can use the standard algebraic operators to construct your calculations—+, -, x, and / for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, accordingly. For example, to add 2 plus 3, enter 2 + 3 and press Enter. To divide 10 by 2, enter 10 / 2, and so on.
And Google’s calculator isn’t limited to basic addition and multiplication. It can also handle more advanced calculations, trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, hyperbolic functions, and logarithmic functions. Just enter the proper formula into the search box, and wait for Google to display the answer.