Tuesday, 14 August 2018

How to use Google search as a calculator

Google Search, commonly referred to as Google Web Search or simply Google, is a web search engine developed by Google. It is the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web, handling more than three billion searches each day. As of June 2018, it is the most used search engine worldwide across all platforms with 90.31% market share.

Besides the main text-based search-engine features of Google search, it also offers multiple quick, interactive experiences. These include:

    Time zone, currency, and unit conversions
    Word translations
    Flight status
    Local film showings
    Weather forecasts
    Population and unemployment rates
    Package tracking
    Word definitions
    "Do a barrel roll" (search page spins)
    "askew" (results show up sideways)

Do you need to search for your trusty calculator or pull out your phone to find out? No—you can just ask Google.

Google's calculator is more than an ordinary number cruncher. It can calculate both basic and advanced math problems, and it can convert measurements as it calculates. You don't even need to restrict yourself to numbers. Google can understand many words and abbreviations and evaluate those expressions, too.

Google's calculator was designed to solve problems without a lot of math syntax, so you may occasionally find calculator results when you didn't even realize you were searching for the answer to a math equation.

To Use Google's Calculator;
Navigate to the Google homepage. This is located at www.Google.com, the same page from which you can conduct searches or access other Google applications using the menu in the top, righthand corner of the screen. Type in whatever you'd like to be calculated. For instance, you could type: 3+9 and Google will return the result 3+3=6.

You can also type in words and get results. Type in three plus nine and Google will return the result three plus three=twelve.

Allow the page to load successfully and the calculator will prompt on the screen. Google Calculator is more than just a calculator! The best part of Google Calculator is that it's smart. It usually solves what you want to do. So "50,000 NGN to the dollar" works just as well as the other examples.

Next time you find out that you want to know "How many dollars or pounds does this Naira have?" instead of searching for currency exchange rates, just use Google's hidden calculator.

Currency conversion is not the only clever way Google has added...
Distance, weight, time, conversion, simple calculations and even scientific calculations are now available directly on the Google homepage.

So, give it a try and you will like it very much.

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Nonso Michael

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I am Nonso Michael. I am a trained mobile phone software engineer, I enjoy helping people fix software problems in their phone.email me nostech4nija at gmail dot com

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