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Visit this site: http://futureboy.us/

Author:Alan Eliasen
Description: Futureboy's online calculators include a blackjack strategy table, a model solar system calculator (create your own model solar system of any scale), a sun locator (find current position of the sun), a historical currency converter (find out "how much is that worth now?"), a name frequency calculator (see how common your name is in the U.S.), geocaching tools, a word lookup (find words that match specified patterns), Scramblor (a program to find good 7- and 8-letter Scrabble words), Bust a Rhyme (rhymes for any word), an anagram generator (scramble letters to make new words), Sacagawea (optimize your country's currency system to use fewer coins), a gene simulator (track the extinction of bad genes), and more. Frink, Eliasen's calculating tool, powers the solutions to many of those practical problems. It performs calculations and conversions of units of measurement, dates and times, timezones, currency values, historical values of currencies, and translation between languages. How much water would it take to fill your bedroom up with water? What if you knew that your floor could only support 2 tons? How deep could you fill the room with water? How many feet in the air could 51 grams of TNT throw me, assuming perfect efficiency? What words longer than "stewardesses" can be typed using only the left hand? Applying Einstein's E=mc², If you took the matter in a teaspoon of water, and converted that to energy, how many gallons of gasoline would that equal? Frink is also a fully-functional programming language which can be used to solve much more complex problems.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Calculators, General Software Miscellaneous, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Terms/Units of Measure, Applications/Connections

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