Sometimes it's hard to do math quickly in your head, like when you have to figure what 57.55 plus 68.43 divided by two is. You've been able to type equations in Google search and quickly get the answer for a while now, and even do things like plot 3D graphs (http://goo.gl/CGzYr
). Now we've redesigned the calculator feature so when you type in an equation, you see an actual scientific calculator, complete with functions like square root and log.
This works on desktop and mobile, so you can also use search to calculate when you're splitting the bill at dinner or figure out the discounted price on that pair of shoes. Bonus: if you're using Chrome on desktop, you can also speak your equations out loud. Quick—what's six times pi divided by four?#searchtip