Square Root And Other Math Questions

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Searching for "square root of 25" returns the square root of 25. Unfortunatly, "what is the square root of 25" does not.

In conversions, I can't seem to get it to convert anything from or to cubitts. Also, there doesn't seem to be any fortnights.

I was thinking it would be cool if a conversion for "100 meters to kilometers," it would say "0.1 kilometers" then below "1 meter = 0.001 kilometres.

Finally, back to "square root of 25." As you can see in my screenshot, it isn't truly obvious what the answer ("5") is.

• posted 3 years and 10 months ago Improvement


Thanks for the feedback!

I've raised an issue for the initial query here: https://github.com/duckduckgo/zeroclicki....

In conversions, cubits aren't supported currently, however I've raised an issue for this too:

With regards to the conversions answer, I think you're suggesting that you'd like to see the actual conversion ratio output separately from the answer? Is that correct?
posted by mintsoft Community Leader3 years and 10 months ago Link
Thanks. Also with fortnights?

No, it was with the square root instant answer (sorry, my mind is oddly structured and I know I should have put that elsewhere). The problem with the square root IA is that it's not immediatly clear what the answer is as all the text is the same size, nothing is boldfaced and it's all on one like. I think it should look more like the IA for simple math where it has the answer (say 2 for 1+1) then the equation beneath it (just in case the user forgot what they'd typed).
posted by MyUser 3 years and 10 months ago Link
Maybe insert a wolfram alpha link or widget?
I generally use the !wa bang for math problems
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 10 months ago Link