We’re used to going to Google whenever we want to find information. However, there’s another tool that might better meet your needs in some situations…
WolframAlpha is considered a computational knowledge engine. Instead of giving you websites, it gives you facts and answers!
Try it for yourself:
Go to: http://www.wolframalpha.com/
Enter something like: 2x + 15 = 45
And the results will show:
Where was this when I was taking Algebra?
. . . . . . . . . .
If I enter something like: Bogue, Kansas
The results will show:
Note – When I scroll down, I also see a local map, the current time, the current weather, the economic properties, the geographic properties, nearby cities, and the county.
Other searches to try:
- Enter Kansas and Texas and it will build a table to compare the two states.
- Enter your birthdate to find out: what day of the week you were born; how old you are in years, weeks, and days; and famous people who share your birthday.
- Enter a food (apple, donut, Big Mac) to see the number of calories and the nutritional value.
- Enter your height and weight to see your body mass index, fat mass, lean body mass, and ideal body weight.
- Enter any number to see it written as a roman numeral and in binary form (along with lots of other info).
- Enter a person’s name for all sorts of facts.
- Click the “Examples” link on the home page for tons more search options!