1 lightyear = 3.1e16 feet? Unit Conversion can be more precise than that

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I just switched over from Google and one area that's lacking is unit conversions.

When I convert lightyears to feet on Google it gives me 8 significant figures.

But on DuckDuckGo, all I get is 2.

Anybody have any thoughts or opinions? I don't know about you, but I do a lot of unit converting
• posted 3 years and 1 month ago Improvement

I think that Instant Answer is part of the first one here. Maybe you can ask there for an improvement.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 1 month ago Link
Thanks for reporting this. I'll make an issue on GitHub!
posted by Moollaza Staff3 years and 1 month ago Link
Have U tried Wolfram?
posted by Ortwin_Moonwaterz 3 years and 1 month ago Link
It's not that I don't know a way to do unit conversion, it's just that I'm trying to switch search completely to DuckDuckGo.

I've been a Google user for my whole life, and so I have expectations from a search engine. It would be so easy for me to switch without a hitch if I barely noticed the difference.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 1 month ago Link