Calculator and unit converter

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Like on Bing and Google, when you search "calculator" it will come up with a useable calculator and unit converter.
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posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 6 months ago
Bull3tM0nk3y
I so want this. I know we have wolfram alpha, but sometimes you don't know how to write out your problem correctly. We need to be just as good, if not better then google. Or at least, try to beat bing.
posted by Bull3tM0nk3y 3 years and 6 months ago Link
mintsoft
Interesting, we also have Conversions which will handle things like this:
https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ouk&q=12m+in+i...
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=convert+8+days...

Do you have some examples of queries that you'd expect to work that don't? We can always improve the triggers on that to make it more intuitive!
posted by mintsoft Community Leader3 years and 6 months ago Link
Bull3tM0nk3y
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=37%25+of+457+m...

This is weird. I would expect it to do 457000000 and then do the math of what 37% of that number would be.

However, when I do !g: https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=e... It knows what I mean, and does the nath. and a handly Calculator pops up! :3

I think WolframAlpha does the same issues as this, so I don't blame you guys. Maybe some code to convert the words million, billion, quintillion, and so on?

Also, basic math question here, is it common to write long equlsions as 2.3857000007 10^7 instead of the correct anwser? Becasue I hate that, due to my brain not thinking like that. lol
posted by Bull3tM0nk3y 3 years and 5 months ago Link