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This section of The Calculator Site contains interesting articles about finance, currency as well as instructional 'how to' features on converting between units.


US measuring cups

How Many Grams Are In a Cup?

Are you a ‘cup half-full’ or a ‘cup half-empty’ kind of person? Hopefully, you’re the former, because it’s going to take some patience, hope and determination to get to grips with the ludicrous concept that is the concept of cooking with measuring cups...


One hundred trillion Zimbabwe dollars

How Much Is a TRILLION?

In a previous article we discussed how much a billion is. It has proven to be a very popular topic. And so we thought - why not feature an article about the next big number up? Here is the result as, in today's article, Becky Kleanthous discusses the trillion...


Measuring tablespoons into a cup

How Many Tablespoons Are In a Cup?

Today we turn our attention to cooking measurements and, specifically, this question from Kelly: "I'm baking a cake using a cookbook recipe and would like to know how many tablespoons there are in a cup? It seems that a cup and tablespoon have different sizes depending on where in the world you are?...


A billion in used dollars

How Much Is a BILLION?

Hey there! We’ve got some good news and some bad news for you. Let’s do the good news first, shall we? If you’ve stumbled across this page when trying to make sense of the numbers in your great-aunt Mildred’s inheritance, then prepare to start cackling maniacally and rubbing your hands together like...


A heaped teaspoon of sugar

How Many Grams Of Sugar Are In a Teaspoon?

Mary Poppins once famously claimed that, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”, but given that the children in her care were subsequently treated for multiple cavities and type 2 diabetes*, could she have made an error in her calculations? Don’t find yourself in the same situation, defend...


How To Calculate Your BMR
You’ve almost certainly heard of your BMI, the figure representing the relationship between your height and weight, but have you heard of your BMR? These three little letters could provide the information you need to kick-start a successful weight-loss regime (and sorry, but no: they do not stand fo...

How To Convert a Decimal To a Fraction
Some decimals are so familiar to us that we can instantly see them as fractions: if your sister is 14.5 years old, you know that she’s 14 1/2; if you buy a bag of potatoes weighing 0.75kg, you know that it’s 3/4 of a kilo; if you give your sister a 3/4 kilo bag of potatoes for her 18th birthday, you...

What Is Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)?
To coincide with the launch of my CAGR calculator, Robert George takes a look at what CAGR is and how it is calculated.Compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is a business and investment term that is used to refer to the mean annual growth rate of an investment over a certain period of time, usuall...

How To Calculate Your BMI
Body mass index is a measure of body fat and is commonly used within the health industry to determine whether your weight is healthy. BMI applies to both adult men and women and is the calculation of body weight in relation to height. This article delves into the BMI formula and shows you how to cal...

How To Measure For a New Floor
When it's time to get new flooring fitted, excitement can sometimes be mixed with dread. Daunting prospects include moving all the furniture out (and thereby discovering exactly what’s been lurking behind the couch for 10 years), but before even that, there is the measuring up to do...



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The history of the calculator

Photo of abacus

From abacus to iPad, learn how the calculator came about and developed through the ages. Read our featured article.