Google Debuts Search Based Calculator
Google search has offered calculator functions for quite some time now, for example if you typed “9 x 9″ it would bold 81 above your search results. Google on Wednesday however expanded on that program, adding an actual calculator below results.
For example, in the screen grab shown above I typed 9000 + 1000 and the calculator appeared with the answer 9100. You’ll notice that as you enter equations they display at the top of the calculator so you can double-check your entry. For example if you wanted to know the sum of 900, 100, 10 and 1 it would read 900 + 100+ 10 + 1. The calculators output is great for longer equations so you can double-check your work.
Users can also bring up the new math friendly feature by simply searching for “Calculator” which provides a blank slate to work from.
Click on the keyboard looking icon next to the “Rad” (Radius) button and you’ll see “Deg” (Degrees) in its place.
Throw in standard trigometric functions, exponents and transcendental numbers for pi and e and it’s not a bad calculator for quick online number crunching.
If you happen to be using Safari or Chrome on iOS and Android devices the calculator also pulled up from those smartphone platforms. If you need the scientific function for mobile you’ll need to flip your phone into portrait mode.
Google also allows for voice search calculations which can pick up voice instructions such as “tangent of 50 degrees.”
Under your mathematical equation standard Google search results are still displayed.
Google has not revealed if more calculator functions may be added at a later date. Watch out Ti-83 here comes Google calculator.