Why does your calculator use a formula when it should be an integer?
Posted by Fox News on March 25, 2019 09:04:47Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked a simple question during an appearance on her program on Thursday: why does your basic calculator use numbers?
As Kelly explained to her audience that she had a calculator that she could click on and type in, her question prompted a quick answer.
“Why do you use numbers?”
Kelly said, “You want to learn arithmetic, and that’s how I learned arithmetic.”
Kelly said that this calculator, which has been used for years on calculators at her school, is “one of the most important things that I’ve learned about arithmetic.”
She added that it “is one of the reasons that I love math, because it allows you to understand the world.”
According to the website calculator.com, the calculator in question is the most common calculator in the United States, accounting for nearly 50 percent of all calculators.
The calculator was introduced in 1985, and the company that manufactures it, Arista, was acquired by Oracle in 2012.
It was launched in 1998, and in 2017 it was acquired for $2.6 billion by Hewlett Packard.
Arista’s calculator has become one of Google’s most popular apps.
A user could find calculators in its various formats, including a simple “base” calculator, a more complex “advanced” calculator and a more advanced “advancing” calculator.
As Kelly said in the video above, this calculator is one of “a lot of things I’ve really learned.”