My secondary school English teacher told me, “Math will make you mad”. It’s true; one of my classmates went crazy, not because of math alone, probably due to the combination of math and the other three languages (Malay, English and Mandarin/Chinese). The Education system in Malaysia is simply stupid, crazy, dull, too racist, too religious, super boring, and all the bad things minus the good. Can you imagine what I went through?
- Primary school (All subjects in Mandarin, too much Chinese propaganda)
Secondary school (All subjects in Malay, too racist and too Islamic)
College / University (All subjects in English)
Having said that math will make me mad, yesterday was a crazy day for me, I was converting and recalculating the total area for my proposed site and for a moment I had cold feet, thinking that I drew the entire site plan in the wrong scale. All those numbers and converting and re-converting is driving me up the wall, you know, they should include the dollar and cent signs in every possible units, which would definitely spice things up for me. Some formulas:
- 1.500000 area x 10.76 / 43562 = 0.037066 acres
20 feet x 304.8 = 6069mm
Confused? Google shall save the day, do you know that Google itself is a calculator, well, sort of. To use Google’s built-in calculator function, simply enter the calculation you’d like done into the search box and hit the Enter key or click on the Google Search button. The calculator can solve math problems involving basic arithmetic, more complicated math, units of measure and conversions, and physical constants.
Simple Mathematical Calculation
Various Unit Calculation
How to use the Google calculator (official website). If you’re looking for something more organized, a website that provides all these function, try Digital Dutch Unit Converter. Anyway, have you ever wonder, why does it take less than 0.4 seconds to search for files such as pdf or images using Google over the internet, and surprisingly it takes Windows ages to search for a single file, one single file in our very own hard drive.
Windows is horrible? You bet, try Google Desktop and you’ll be amazed with its speedy search results for your files. Since this post is all about the Google calculator, I thought it would be interesting to share some really funny and weird stuff about the Google Calculator, here goes
Non Mathematical Calculation
Google Plays GOD