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## #1 2010-02-06 07:26:09

John E. Franklin
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### Googlable Math

Wouldn't it be nice if
an equation?  Sure
wish you could.  But
as soon as you type
some things like a
plus sign, you are
doomed, and your
search no longer finds
equations with plus
signs in them, even
if you put everything
into double quotes.

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## #2 2010-02-06 07:45:40

John E. Franklin
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### Re: Googlable Math

I think google basically just stores things by letters and numbers.
So if you have an equation like:

or
y = x^2 + 3x - 6

I suppose google will not find it.

But if you typed only letters and numbers like:

y eq x up 2 add 3 x sub 6

then you could google on it, at least now in 2010, until

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## #3 2010-02-06 13:38:11

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: Googlable Math

Hi John;

Interesting idea but when I googled for that form with or without quotes it didn't turn up any occurrences of that quadratic.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #4 2010-02-06 13:40:37

John E. Franklin
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### Re: Googlable Math

It will take a month or so before google finds this post and incorporates it into it's library.
And in fact google may not find every post we have.  I have shown this to be true on occasion
once where Yahoo did find it.

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## #5 2010-02-06 13:43:13

bobbym
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### Re: Googlable Math

Google finds that post, but I thought you were trying to find equations on google.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #6 2010-02-06 13:43:21

John E. Franklin
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### Re: Googlable Math

Oh cool, guess what!!  I just googled on:
"y eq x up 2 add 3"
It found this post, only hours after you, bobby!

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## #7 2010-02-06 13:44:57

John E. Franklin
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### Re: Googlable Math

Oh, I see what you are saying.
What I mean is, if you have a very important
equation, then you could post that equation
in more than one language, so one of them
might be googlable, and the other more