Back in high school maths, there’s a good chance you used a graphing calculator. But did you know there’s one built into Google’s search engine?
Here’s how to access it.
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First, go to the search bar and key in the word “calculator” as a search query. Above all the search results, you’ll notice a full scientific calculator appear, including a range of functions including sin, tan and cos.
If you’re geeky, it gets better. Try entering 12*12 (an asterisk is used as the multiplication symbol, while the forward slash is used as divide) into the Google search bar. It will bring up the calculator – with 144 as the result.
Let’s get a little more complex. Try searching for 27pi. Again, the calculator will pop up, this time with the answer to 27*pi (the answer is 82.8230016469).
Now, it’s time to try searching for something like x^2 or sin(x). Above the search results, Google will draw a graph showing the result of the formula.