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Enter a numeric query into the search field to find instant answers to math expressions or a range of unit conversions (e.g. 5 in binary, 10 pints in liters, how many inches in a foot). An overview of supported math functions follows.
Basic Math Operators
|+||addition||64 + 32|
|-||subtraction||28 - 7|
|*||multiplication||10 * 100|
|/||division||27 / 3|
|^||exponentiation (raise to a power of)||10 ^ 2|
Advanced Math Operators
|%||modulo (finds remainder after division)||82 % 9|
|in||calculates value in new base||50 decimal in binary|
|min, max||minimum, maximum||min(2 kg,10 pounds)|
|abs||absolute value||12 - 14|
|gcd||greatest common divisor||gcd(100,80)|
|lcm||least common multiple||lcm(230,430)|
|ln||logarithm base e||ln(15)|
|log||logarithm base 10||log(1024)|
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