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Google™pedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, Second Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 15. Using Google as a Calculator and Converter

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—the world’s most overly complex calculator, to be sure, but a calculator nonetheless.

But I jest. It’s actually quite convenient to enter an equation into the Google search box and get an answer right in your web browser. I’m not sure exactly why Google added this functionality to their site, but I know it’s getting a bit of use—from me personally, if from no one else.

Performing Basic Calculations from the Google Search Box

To use Google as a calculator, all you have to do is enter your equation or formula into the search box, and then click ...

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