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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.

Sugar on teaspoon

The Misrepresentation Of Teaspoons Of Sugar In The Media

In a previous article, we looked at how many grams of sugar there are in a teaspoon. I was recently contacted by food scientist Malcolm Reeves and we discussed how teaspoons of sugar are commonly misrepresented in the media.There has been an abundance of sugar infographics on health websites, e...

A selection of LED light bulbs

LED Light Bulbs - Why Should You Switch?

The 21st century: what a time to be alive! Home cinemas, cheap air travel and drive-thru burger joints have blessed the lives of many, while simultaneously giving the planet a bit of a kicking. So, what to do? What if you want to enjoy the pleasures of modern life without having to lie awake at nigh...

Lady measuring her waist

What Is Waist-to-Hip Ratio?

The human body is one of the most diverse shapes in the animal kingdom. You might veer towards lean and lithe, meaty and muscular, or soft and squishy, but it can be difficult to categorise our fleshy physical vessels in a truly meaningful way. We have tried, of course, with some decent results, suc...

The definition of a metre

Meters And Metres - What's With The Spelling?

"Your music sucks," you screamed at your parents as you scoffed at their Beatles records and played Duran Duran at full volume.The younger generation always wants to improve on the past, making their own mark on the world."Your spelling is SO STUPID!" America hollered down the stairs at its lame old...

Tape measure

How Many Feet Are In a Meter?

Today we're going to look at the conversion of meters to feet. Both of these are units of length. The meter is the base unit in the International System of Units and is equal to the distance travelled by light through a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 seconds...

Cooking Weights And Measures Guide
Whenever working with a recipe, there's always an uneasy tension between precision and usability. The measures that are reasonably accessible (spoons, cups, etc.) are easy to use but give rise to uneasy doubts as to whether one is really using the right amount of the ingredient...

Future Value Formula And Calculator
As part of the development of my compound interest calculator, I incorporated the ability to include additional monthly deposits and deductions in calculations. In my earlier article discussing the compound interest formula, I featured a formula for the future value of a series...

How Many Days Since...?
To coincide with the launch of my new days between dates calculator, I thought we would take a look at the number of days since some of the most important events in our history took place. The 'days between dates calculator' allows you to work out the number of days, weeks and months since (or to) a...

How Many Weeks Are In a Year?
Any impatient soul counting down to their next birthday, annual holiday or festival is going to need 52 weeks' worth of patience, because that's the length of a complete year. A normal year in the 'modern' calendar has 365 days, which, w...

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...

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The history of the calculator

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