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Suezoled
11th March 2004, 09:57 AM
simple math: can't recall: help.

convert 25 miles to meters. easy enough: '

25 miles X 1.6km/miles

40km X 1000/km

answer: 4.0 X 10 to the 4th power

WHY THE HECK AM I GETTING 40 X 10 to the 3RD??????

*sniffle*

Edited to correct math statement as I am verily not with it today

tedly
11th March 2004, 10:03 AM
Originally posted by Suezoled
simple math: can't recall: help.

convert 25 miles to meters. easy enough: '

25 miles X 1.6km/miles

40km X 1000/km

answer: 40 X 10 to the 4th power

WHY THE HECK AM I GETTING 40 X 10 to the 3RD??????

*sniffle*

shouldn't that be 4 x 10 e4

40 x 10 e3 ?

Suezoled
11th March 2004, 10:05 AM
but the answer bookie says: 4.0 X 10 e4

This is making me doubt my very sanity.... I will take more drugs.

wollery
11th March 2004, 10:10 AM
Eh, 4.0X10e4 is the same as 40X10e3. What's your problem?:(

Suezoled
11th March 2004, 10:15 AM
thank you wollery.

I said I was having a stupid moment....

actually, it just occured to me it was the same thing just before I looked at wollery's post. So, it was a psychic answering, wollery... thanks!

Brown
11th March 2004, 10:16 AM
If you're using a TI calculator, try switching from "ENG" mode to "SCI" mode.

"ENG" mode shows all powers of ten as divisible by three.

wollery
11th March 2004, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by Suezoled
thank you wollery.

I said I was having a stupid moment....

actually, it just occured to me it was the same thing just before I looked at wollery's post. So, it was a psychic answering, wollery... thanks! Do I get the million? I have Suezoled as a witness!:D

ceptimus
11th March 2004, 11:25 AM

2. In the normal 'search' box, type this: 25 miles in meters

3. Google rewards you with "25 miles = 40 233.6 meters"

4. Relax, with a tasty drink.

roger
11th March 2004, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by ceptimus

2. In the normal 'search' box, type this: 25 miles in meters

3. Google rewards you with "25 miles = 40 233.6 meters"

4. Relax, with a tasty drink. Get OUT. That is too cool. I love goggle.

Cleopatra
11th March 2004, 11:49 AM

Paul C. Anagnostopoulos
11th March 2004, 12:02 PM
Same basic idea:

It's a thing of beauty. Although it can't hack:

10 weeks in microfortnights

~~ Paul

whitefork
11th March 2004, 12:08 PM
-40 degrees fahrenheit in celsius =?

freezing point of mercury. coincidence?

Cleopatra
11th March 2004, 12:10 PM
Oh I see. I was typing this:

20oC in F.... :rolleyes:

ceptimus
11th March 2004, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by Cleopatra
Talking about stupid moments ceptimus I can't persuade Google's calculator to convert temperatures... what shall I ask for? The others have given valid answers, but Google is smart enough to accept a shorthand form. A couple of examples:

28c in f ==> Google says, "28 degrees Celsius = 82.4 degrees Fahrenheit"

-10f in c ==> Google says, "-10 degrees Fahrenheit = -23.3333333 degrees Celsius"

You can use either upper or lower case C and F - Google doesn't care.

:D

Here's a strange one:

foot square inch ==> Google says, "1 foot (square inch) = 196.644768 milliliters"

11th March 2004, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by ceptimus

2. In the normal 'search' box, type this: 25 miles in meters

3. Google rewards you with "25 miles = 40 233.6 meters"

4. Relax, with a tasty drink.

Wow! Thanks ceptimus! :)

That is very cool... I love google too :D

I did some miles per hour to kilometres per hour and that worked too!

Michael Redman
11th March 2004, 01:36 PM
1 pound per square fathom = 5,382.34815 Newtons per acre.

This will assist immeasurably in the design and construction of my Ornithopter Steamship.

Zep
11th March 2004, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by Paul C. Anagnostopoulos
Same basic idea:

It's a thing of beauty. Although it can't hack:

10 weeks in microfortnights

~~ Paul Hi, fellow VMS-ite!

jj
11th March 2004, 04:05 PM
It can't handle

1/2688 miles/hour in furlongs/fortnight

Either.

Or I did it wrong.

Sindai
11th March 2004, 06:12 PM
That is just too cool.

...

But is it just me, or is Google starting to get a little too smart? It used to just be able to find webpages. Now it does pictures, files, and calculations. And humor. Tomorrow maybe it will be able to hack into high security servers and return classified documents! And then it will learn how to speak! And then...Google will rule the world! With an iron fist and more HTML at its command than...than...anyone else!

Loon
11th March 2004, 07:20 PM

Why are you doing math problems, Sue?

Suezoled
11th March 2004, 08:05 PM
Originally posted by Loon

Why are you doing math problems, Sue?

sufmin' to do while taking lunch break, dear Loon. Verily better than looking at "stars with cellulite" magazine circulating around at work... tsu!

Loon
11th March 2004, 10:03 PM
Originally posted by Suezoled

sufmin' to do while taking lunch break, dear Loon. Verily better than looking at "stars with cellulite" magazine circulating around at work... tsu!

True, that. But why not just read the forum?

Or is that what you do when you're actually working?

Wyvern
11th March 2004, 10:34 PM
Originally posted by roger
Get OUT. That is too cool. I love goggle.
I like goggles, too. Except when they fog up. :(

69dodge
11th March 2004, 10:52 PM
Originally posted by ceptimus
Here's a strange one:

foot square inch ==> Google says, "1 foot (square inch) = 196.644768 milliliters"That makes sense: length times area is volume, and a milliliter is a unit of volume.

a_unique_person
11th March 2004, 10:52 PM
Originally posted by Kullervo
-40 degrees fahrenheit in celsius =?

freezing point of mercury. coincidence?

I think I see the hand of god at work in there.

Jon_in_london
11th March 2004, 11:20 PM
ALL BOW DOWN AND WORSHIP THE ALMIGHTY, ALL -KNOWING GOOGLE!!

It even knows about complex numbers!

Suezoled
12th March 2004, 05:38 AM
Originally posted by Loon

True, that. But why not just read the forum?

Or is that what you do when you're actually working?

well, it's like this:

erm... *blush*

actually, I read JREF in between calls and cases

Martin
12th March 2004, 06:02 AM
It knows physical constants, too. Nice.