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May 04, 2008

Tip of the Week - "Google Calculator & Currency Converter"

I'm discovering the wonders of Google having switched all my mail over to Gmail. While doing bills I could not locate my calculator and discovered a very simple neat calculator you can use without fuss or muss when sitting at your desk and needing to do some quick math. Google Calculator...literally just type the equation in the Google tool bar and your answer appears. Then I discovered their very simple currency converter, measurement converter, etc. Nifty, convenient and fun.


To use Google's built-in calculator function, simply enter the calculation you'd like done into the search box and hit the Enter key or click on the Google Search button. The calculator can solve math problems involving basic arithmetic, more complicated math, units of measure and conversions, and physical constants. Try one of the sample expressions below, or refer to our complete instructions for help in building your own.

These sample queries demonstrate the utility and power of this new feature:


Currency Conversion

To use our built-in currency converter, simply enter the conversion you'd like done into the Google search box and hit "Enter" or click the Google Search button

Here are some sample queries:


Please share any cool Google tips or tricks you have discovered.


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David Carson

Google has a dictionary. Type "define xxxxx" into the Google search box.

Example: define mens rea

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