Google helps users do the math

Search giant Google is hoping that one nifty tool after another will help attract more users. Its latest offering is a built-in calculator function that makes math a no-brainer.

With the Google Calculator, users can type basic arithmetic, complicated math, units of measurement, conversions and physical constants into the Google search bar and come up with quick answers.

While the calculator solves simple equations like "two plus three" or "2+3" to equal five, it also gives an answer for "(G* mass of earth)/(radius of earth ^ 2)."

Cups and teaspoons and units of energy can also be converted, while mathematical concepts such as sine and pi can also be typed in for calculation.

The Calculator tool comes on the heels of other recent Google offerings, such as a free news alert service. The new offering underscores the company's desire to stay on top of the search game .

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