The Calculating Google Search Engine

by LT
(Ventura, CA)

We've Come a Long Way, Baby!

We've Come a Long Way, Baby!

I like to use Google for doing metric conversions. In fact, it's not only great for metric conversions, but also currency conversions and as a calculator. It really is a "hidden" feature of Google many people don't know about. Just go to and try typing these in and click "Search":

For unit conversion:
5 lbs in kg
8 fluid ounces in liters

For currency conversions:
1 us dollar in thai baht
7 euros in dollars

For calculations:
8 * 2
7 + 12

When you click "Search", Google is able to figure out (through some use of fuzzy logic, I'm sure) you want a conversion or calculation and returns this to you. Am I the only geek who thinks this is cool?

Barry's Response - Handy for sure. The calculating Google search engine may well do it ALL for you in the future.

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by: Callie

Thanks for this article. I thought it was some really helpful new information about google. It made me want to explore some other areas of the site about weather.

Hasn't the conversion utility been online forever now?
by: Anonymous

Maybe it's just me, but I remember this utility being part of google for years now? I agree with you that most users don't know that it's there but lets look at how large the percentage of americans can't read. It's depressing.

Good Information!!
by: vsgunnam

This has provided a good information about a new service offered by Google. This will prompt you to go to this site`s article about Metric Conversions at I would like to explore the site to know about Global warming and Upper atmosphere!

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