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March 22, 2006

Google Calculator

Google Calculator is a hidden feature of Google search. You can type math expressions, unit conversions and many other questions that have a unique answer.

What's the answer to life, the universe and everything?
Answer: 42 (see Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy)

How many seconds in a decade?
Answer: 315 569 260 seconds

Speed of light
Answer: 299 792 458 m / s

17 to binary
Answer: 0b10001

e^((pi)*i)+1
Answer: 0

10th root of 1024
Answer: 2

Half a cup in teaspoons
Answer: 24 US teaspoons

Ounces in a shot
Answer: 1.5 US fluid ounces

When is Easter 2006?
Answer:
(Western) April 16, 2006
(Orthodox) April 23, 2006

Earth mass in kg
Answer: 5.9742 × 1024 kilograms

63 comments:

  1. I wrote a keyboard interface for the Google Calculator.

    It can be found at:
    http://www.xnumber.com/google_calc.htm

    I'd appreciate any comments or sugestions about this feature I'd like to propose Google.

    Also, if you know how to approach Google with an idea like this, please let me know.

    Thanks!

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  2. Thanks for Google Calculator. It;s great.

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  3. Is the calculator getting dumber?

    Some of these examples do not seem to work now (September 2007).
    By "not work", I mean doing a google search does not invoke the calculator on those.
    Half of them (5) did not work on some of my trials.
    "Half a cup in teaspoons" seems to work some times, but not always.
    Try it on server 72.14.207.107 .
    The other four I can't get to work at all.

    See also blogoscoped.

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    1. well i think that bing has a better then googles way better use that if your stuck duh.

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  4. Most work. The only examples that don't work:

    Ounces in a shot
    Half a cup in teaspoons

    Maybe Google things these queries aren't very appropriate for an instant answer.

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  5. Here are links to the search urls at google.com.

    The starred examples 3, 7, 8, and a variant of 10 do not provide an answer.
    Examples 9 and 10 produce a wiki answer, but not a calculator answer.
    Apparently that is preventing the calculator from answering a variant of 10.

    A more detailed analysis can be found at blogoscoped.

    1. What's the answer to life, the universe and everything?

    2. How many seconds in a decade?

    3. Speed of light    *[does not invoke calculator]

    4. 17 to binary

    5. e^((pi)*i)+1

    6. 10th root of 1024

    7. Half a cup in teaspoons    *[does not invoke calculator, sometimes "Book results"]

      
    cup/2 in teaspoons    [variant: invokes calculator]

    8. Ounces in a shot    *[does not invoke calculator]

    9. When is Easter 2006?    [invokes wiki, not calculator]

    10. Earth mass in kg    [invokes wiki, not calculator]

      
    Earth mass in grams    *[variant: does not invoke calculator or wiki]

      
    1 * earth mass in kg    [variant: invokes calculator]

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  6. Tony Ruscoe noted at blogoscoped that the queries are case sensitive. In nine of the ten examples using the case Google recognizes will invoke the calculator.

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  7. Looks to me that, for example, "half a cup in teaspoons" works while "Half a cup in teaspoons" does not. Does this match with all your experiences?

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  8. yeah same here , if I use capitals won`t work. maybe there are few conversions in some units that are case sensitive.

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  9. try this:
    -15 in two's complement

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  10. 17 to binary
    Answer: 0b10001

    does anyone knows how to transform from binary back ?

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  11. i can't even get it to frickin' work!!

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  12. How many smoots in a mile

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  13. this is the worst calculator ever

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  14. It's because a shot is an ounce technically. Some corporate chains use an ounce and a quarter or an ounce and a half as some kind of marketing gimmick but it's still technically the same.

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  15. i dont see a calculater on this whole page but if it had a calculater it would be very handy and i just want to say um hi

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  16. 1 shot = 45 milliliters
    1 ounce = 30 millilters
    That's why a shot = "an ounce and a half"

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  17. thanx ya helped
    :)

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  18. number of horns on a unicorn

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    1. One, clearly.

      How many mockingbirds in 2 kilomockingbirds

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  19. please tell me where can i find option to convert currencies! I am lost

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  20. What???????????? I erm... hate to say this guys cause this will erm... say...be a big shut down but THERE IS NO CALCULATOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Shut dowwwwn

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  21. Yes, there is. It's a feature of Google Search:

    98-67
    2^10
    cos(pi)

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  22. all of them answers are a lode of bull shit

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  23. Conversion of inches to centimeters? Anyone?

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    1. 1 inch is defined as 2.54 cm exactly.

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  24. how many metres cubed in 304800000 cm cubed

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  25. Google calculator randomly pops up on my son's computer, interrupting (or ruining) what he is working on. Suggestions? Can it be disabled?

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  26. yes it can, click on 'tools' at the top of the page and click on 'pop-up blocker'
    general knowledge?

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  27. yes
    use ur general knowledge:
    CLIK ON TOOLS AND THEN CLIK ON DISABLE!!!!

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  28. is albert einstein the one thought about d speed of the light??????

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  29. there is nothing like a calculator shut down your computers

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  30. Calculators are outstanding! They are the best BEST invention since the Wii Fit Plus and penicillin. :)

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  31. honestly, it's like any other calculator you can buy for like 99 cents, but hey! its free :D

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  32. its great but it doesnt explain how to work it out like how did u do it

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  33. its like a normal one but just more accurate

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  34. it calculates bits to kilobits wrong.

    1 kilobit = 1000 bits not 1024 bits.

    however, 1 kilobyte = 1024 bytes

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    1. No, you're the one who is wrong.

      1 kilobit = 1000 bits
      1 kilobyte = 1000 bytes
      1 kibibit = 1024 bits
      1 kibibyte = 1024 bytes

      see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibibit

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  35. try more accurate multiplication of any arbitrary size at qckmult.appspot.com

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  36. Where is the google calculator? it seems to be not functioning at all, as is google unit conversion tools or am I missing something, type in 4+4 = in search

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  37. 1/3 equal to ?/100

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  38. I want a REAL calculator

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  39. i want a REAL calculator, not FACTS!

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  40. this is the DUMBEST calculator ever!!!!!

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  41. THIS IS NOT A FRIGGING CALCULATOR!!!! learn the difference people!!

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  42. i love calculater

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  43. OKAY.... this is ridiculous. I came here to see if I could type in an equation, and I get here and it's just a bunch of unreasonable facts. Either get a real calculator, or I'm not using Google anymore. This is just one of the many stupid things about Google. Bye.

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  44. no calculator come on

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  45. i desperatly need a calculator! it said, "google calculator"!! GRRRRR!!!

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  46. I'm trying to do my super hard homework and what do i get this!!!!!

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  47. try searching "find Chuck Norris" and then choose the first option....
    or press im feeling lucky...

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  48. You people are STUPID if you think this doesn't work. You're either entering nonexistent units, or you are just posting lies to ruin it. GET A LIFE!!!

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  49. yay now i have all the answers to my math homeworkk!! yay go cheats (btw) thnx

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  50. Wow...these are COOL facts for studying math!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  51. i love math its the best thing in the world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love school and homework

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  52. where is the actual calculator???
    -_______________________________-

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    1. yeah where is the calculator its just facts for gods sake

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  53. where is the calculator??????????????????????????????????

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  54. Simply type in for instance the facts above or 2 * 6 or whatever into a REGULAR google search on http://www.google.com and there's your calculator! FFS people. You could also use the link posted above: http://www.xnumber.com/google_calc.htm
    Now go practice!

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  55. where is it this is so weird i like bing better so use that instead.
    I swear bing is better

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  56. heyy
    please give me the answer from my questions
    the side of square KLMN and square PQRS are 16 cm,25cm and 37,5 cm . the different of the area`of KLMN and PQRS is ?

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