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 × 10

^{24}kilograms

I wrote a keyboard interface for the Google Calculator.

ReplyDeleteIt 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!

Thanks for Google Calculator. It;s great.

ReplyDeleteIs the calculator getting dumber?

ReplyDeleteSome 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.

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

DeleteMost work. The only examples that don't work:

ReplyDeleteOunces in a shot

Half a cup in teaspoons

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

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

ReplyDeleteThe 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]

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.

ReplyDeleteLooks 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?

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

ReplyDeletetry this:

ReplyDelete-15 in two's complement

17 to binary

ReplyDeleteAnswer: 0b10001

does anyone knows how to transform from binary back ?

@Marius:

ReplyDelete0b10001 to decimal

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

ReplyDeleteHow many smoots in a mile

ReplyDeletethis is the worst calculator ever

ReplyDeleteIt'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.

ReplyDeletei 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

ReplyDelete1 shot = 45 milliliters

ReplyDelete1 ounce = 30 millilters

That's why a shot = "an ounce and a half"

thanx ya helped

ReplyDelete:)

number of horns on a unicorn

ReplyDeleteOne, clearly.

DeleteHow many mockingbirds in 2 kilomockingbirds

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

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

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

ReplyDelete98-67

2^10

cos(pi)

3\4 of 840

ReplyDeleteall of them answers are a lode of bull shit

ReplyDeleteConversion of inches to centimeters? Anyone?

ReplyDelete1 inch is defined as 2.54 cm exactly.

Deletehow many metres cubed in 304800000 cm cubed

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

ReplyDeleteyes it can, click on 'tools' at the top of the page and click on 'pop-up blocker'

ReplyDeletegeneral knowledge?

yes

ReplyDeleteuse ur general knowledge:

CLIK ON TOOLS AND THEN CLIK ON DISABLE!!!!

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

ReplyDeletethere is nothing like a calculator shut down your computers

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

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

ReplyDeleteits great but it doesnt explain how to work it out like how did u do it

ReplyDeleteits like a normal one but just more accurate

ReplyDeleteit calculates bits to kilobits wrong.

ReplyDelete1 kilobit = 1000 bits not 1024 bits.

however, 1 kilobyte = 1024 bytes

No, you're the one who is wrong.

Delete1 kilobit = 1000 bits

1 kilobyte = 1000 bytes

1 kibibit = 1024 bits

1 kibibyte = 1024 bytes

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

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

ReplyDeleteWhere 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

ReplyDelete1/3 equal to ?/100

ReplyDeleteI want a REAL calculator

ReplyDeletei want a REAL calculator, not FACTS!

ReplyDeletethis is the DUMBEST calculator ever!!!!!

ReplyDeleteTHIS IS NOT A FRIGGING CALCULATOR!!!! learn the difference people!!

ReplyDeletei love calculater

ReplyDeleteOKAY.... 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.

ReplyDeleteno calculator come on

ReplyDeletei desperatly need a calculator! it said, "google calculator"!! GRRRRR!!!

ReplyDeleteI'm trying to do my super hard homework and what do i get this!!!!!

ReplyDeletetry searching "find Chuck Norris" and then choose the first option....

ReplyDeleteor press im feeling lucky...

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!!!

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

ReplyDeleteWow...these are COOL facts for studying math!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

ReplyDeletewhere is the actual calculator???

ReplyDelete-_______________________________-

yeah where is the calculator its just facts for gods sake

Deletewhere is the calculator??????????????????????????????????

ReplyDeleteSimply 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

ReplyDeleteNow go practice!

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

ReplyDeleteI swear bing is better

heyy

ReplyDeleteplease 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 ?