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###### Mar 15, 2021

### New! Baluster Calculator

This 282nd new calculator, the Baluster Calculator in the *Construction* section, will calculate even post spacing, the number of balusters needed, and the spacing of those balusters.

Plus, a printable diagram is generated that includes the near-side, on-center, and far-side measurements for posts and balusters (metric, inches only, or feet and inches, depending on your preference).

Here is a screenshot showing an example of the generated posts diagram with *Inches only* measurements selected.

Here is a screenshot showing an example of the generated baluster diagram with *Inches only* measurements selected.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Mar 03, 2021

### New! Even Spacing Calculator

This 281st new calculator, the Equal Spacing Calculator in the *Construction* section, will generate a list of spacing options for two to a maximum number of dividers (balusters, spindles, shelves, slats, pickets, fasteners, etc.).

Plus, when a spacing option is selected, a printable diagram is generated that includes the near-side, on-center, and far-side measurements for each divider (metric, inches only, or feet and inches, depending on your preference).

Here is a screenshot showing an example of the generated diagram with *Inches only* measurements selected.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Feb 18, 2021

### New! Carpenter Fraction Calculator

This 280th new calculator, the Carpenter Fraction Calculator in the *Construction* section, will add, subtract, multiply, divide, and scale feet and inches.

In addition to giving the results in both decimal and tape measurement formats (rounded to your desired fraction of an inch), the results include the step-by-step solution.

Plus, if you're a model builder, and you want to scale up or down from kit dimensions, you can choose to multiply a tape measurement by a percentage (50% = half size, 200% = double size, etc.).

You can also use the scale option to convert inches to feet and inches (enter the inches and set the scale factor to 100%).

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculator to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Feb 07, 2021

### New! Rounding Calculator

This 279th new calculator, the Rounding Calculator in the *Math* section, will round a number to any one of 18 different place values.

In addition to rounding to the desired place, the results include the number's color-coded decimal place value chart and steps to complete the rounding, as illustrated in the image below.

Plus, the results also include a chart showing the entered number rounded to the other 17 optional places (billions to billionths).

Hope you enjoy the Super Bowl!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Feb 07, 2021

### New! Convert Percent to Decimal Calculator

This 278th new calculator, the Percent to Decimal Calculator in the *Conversion* section, will convert percentages to decimal numbers.

Plus, the calculator will show its work and give a step-by-step summary of the three methods you can use to arrive at the answer, as illustrated in the image below:

Many thanks,

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Feb 01, 2021

### Update: Paycheck Calculator Updated to 2021 Tax Rates

Just a quick note to let you know that I have updated the Paycheck Calculator to reflect the 2021 federal withholding rates, as well as the latest state withholding rates (2020).

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The updates were also added to the Ad-Free Member Version of the calculator.

###### Jan 13, 2021

### New! Convert Decimal to Percent Calculator

This 277th new calculator, the Decimal to Percent Calculator in the *Conversion* section, will convert decimal numbers to percentages.

Plus, the calculator will show its work and give a step-by-step summary of the three methods you can use to arrive at the answer, as illustrated in the image below:

Many thanks,

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Jan 01, 2021

### New! Ordering Decimals Calculator

This 276th new calculator, the Ordering Decimals Calculator in the *Math* section, will sort a set of decimal numbers from least to greatest and from greatest to least.

In addition to arranging the decimals in ascending and descending order, the results include the step by step process for sorting the decimals manually. For example, the image below illustrates *Step #3* for sorting the following set from least to greatest:

**0.15, 2.63, 0.008, 5, 4.27, 1.83, 3.13, 3.05, 4.0192**

Happy New Year!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Dec 14, 2020

### New! Multiplying and Dividing Decimals Calculator

Even though had I created a Long Multiplication Calculator and a Long Division Calculator years ago, both of which handle decimal numbers, my most often requested calculator has been a *Multiplying Decimals Calculator*.

For that reason, I finally decided to accommodate that request by creating a basic Multiplying and Dividing Decimals Calculator (#275) that links to the long versions for those that want to see the step-by-step solutions.

In addition to providing the result of decimal multiplications and divisions, results containing decimals also include a *Rounding Chart* showing the result when rounded to each lesser number of places.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Dec 10, 2020

### 4 New Converters!

To complete the subject of infix, postfix, and prefix conversions, I have added the following four converters to the *Conversion* section:

**#271:** Postfix to Prefix Converter

**#272:** Prefix to Postfix Converter

**#273:** Postfix to Infix Converter

**#274:** Prefix to Infix Converter

The results of all four of the new converters include a step-by-step tutorial showing how to complete each conversion using the stack method.

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculators to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculators were also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Dec 01, 2020

### New! Prefix (Polish Notation) Evaluator

This 270th new calculator, the Prefix Evaluator in the *Math* section, will evaluate a prefix expression (Polish Notation).

Plus, included in the results will be the step-by-step process for achieving the result using the stack method.

Here is a screen shot showing a partial example of how the evaluator shows the color-coded steps of the evaluation:

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Dec 01, 2020

### New! Infix to Prefix Converter

This 269th new calculator, the Infix to Prefix Converter in the *Conversion* section, will convert infix math notation into prefix notation (Polish Notation, or PN) using the stack method.

You can either enter your own infix expression or choose from 22 built-in example infix expressions.

Plus, in addition to converting infix to prefix, the converter will display the step-by-step process used to arrive at the conversion.

Here is a screen shot showing an example of how the calculator displays an interactive explanation of the conversion using the stack method:

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Nov 04, 2020

### New! Endpoint Calculator

This 268th new calculator, the Endpoint Calculator in the *Math Calculators* section, will find a missing endpoint given the midpoint and the other endpoint.

Plus, the calculator shows the step-by-step solution and draws the results on a Cartesian plane.

Here is an example of how the Endpoint Calculator shows its work when given a starting endpoint of (-1, 4) and a midpoint of (1, 5):

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Oct 30, 2020

### New! Midpoint Calculator

This 267th new calculator, the Midpoint Calculator in the *Math Calculators* section, will find a line segment's midpoint given the two endpoints.

Plus, the calculator also calculates the line's length, shows the step-by-step solution, and draws the results on a Cartesian plane.

Here is an example of how the Midpoint Calculator shows its work:

Thank you!

-Dan

###### Oct 09, 2020

### New! Ohms Volts Watts Amps Converter

This 266th new calculator, the Ohms Volts Watts Amps Converter in the *Conversion Calculators* section, will calculate any two of the four electrical values from the two entered.

Plus, each calculated result includes the Ohms Law formulas used, along with the step-by-step solution of the two equations.

So instead of needing to find and refer to an *Ohms Law Formula Wheel* for the appropriate formula, the converter makes the selections based on the two values you enter, and then solves the formulas -- all in the blink of an eye!

In case you're not familiar with it, here is the Ohms Law Pie Chart the *Ohms Volts Watts Amps Converter* is based on:

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Sep 03, 2020

### New! Price Per Square Foot Calculator

This 265th new calculator, the Price Per Square Foot Calculator in the *Personal Finance* section, will calculate the rent or price per square foot.

If you already know the rent or price per square foot, you can also use the calculator to calculate the price or rental payment from the per square foot value.

Plus, the calculator includes a built-in square footage calculator wherein you can calculate and total the square footage of any number of rooms, floors, and buildings. And you can enter width and length measurements in feet only, feet and inches, or inches only.

Here is a screen shot showing a how the built-in, expandible square footage calculator converts the width and length measurements to square feet and totals all square footages:

And finally, you can save or print your square footage entries for later use.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Aug 18, 2020

### New! Rule of 72 Calculator

This 264th new calculator, the Rule of 72 Calculator in the *Investing* section, will calculate the time or interest rate required for an investment to double.

In addition to the Rule of 72, the calculator also includes alternative double-your-money rules (69 and 70), as well as the Rule of 115 (triple your money) and the Rule of 144 (quadruple your money).

Plus, if you enter the starting amount of the investment, an annual growth chart will be included in the results.

Here is a screen shot showing a portion of the results when *Rule of 72* and *Number of Years* are selected:

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Jul 25, 2020

### New! Yahtzee Online Game

This 263rd new calculator, the Yahtzee Online Game in the *Sports, Games, and Fun* section, includes options for calculating a scoresheet, playing solitaire, or playing multiplayer with up to six players.

A built-in score calculator displays the points for all unfilled combinations after each dice roll, and you can click the blue combination titles for popup scoring descriptions.

Here is a screen shot showing an example of the game report you can print out when playing solitaire Yahtzee:

It only takes about 4 minutes to play a game of solitaire Yahtzee, so I invite you to give it try and and let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Jun 25, 2020

### New! Dice Roll Simulator

This 262nd new calculator, the Dice Roll Simulator in the *Sports, Games, and Fun* section, will generate a random dice roll for 1-20 dice having 2-20 sides.

A built-in roll calculator will calculate the sum, average, and product of each roll, plus keep cumulative totals for a series of rolls.

Also, the shake timing can be set to random stop time or to manual stop time, and the roll-display can be set to include a history of prior rolls.

Here is a screen shot showing an example of how the virtual dice roller displays the rolls when five, six-sided dice are being rolled:

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Jun 10, 2020

### New! Speed Distance Time Calculator

This 261st new calculator, the Speed Distance Time Calculator in the *Conversion* section, will calculate the speed, distance, or time when given the two known variables.

In other words, the calculator will solve for *speed* given the time and distance, *distance* given the speed and time, and *time* given the speed and distance.

Also, speed and distance units can be entered or solved for in inches, feet, yards, miles, nautical miles, centimeters, meters, and kilometers, and rate can be entered or solved for in per second, per minute, or per hour ratios.

Plus, the results will include a step-by-step explanation detailing how the calculator solved for the missing variable -- including any unit conversions it performed.

Here is a screen shot showing an example of how the calculator explains its work:

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Mar 14, 2020

### Update: Budgeting Percentages Average Calculator

Just a quick note to you let you know that I have updated the Budgeting Percentages Average Calculator in the *Budget* section to reflect the latest *Consumer Expenditure Survey* conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics.

Just enter your before-tax income and the calculator will tell you what others in your income level spend on 14 different household expense categories, plus 83 sub-categories.

Here is a screen shot showing a partial example of how your income is split up between expense categories and sub-categories based on the survey results:

Plus, I also added a 50/30/20 Budget Calculator to the *Notes* section on the page.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The updates were also added to the Ad-Free Member Version of the calculator.

###### Mar 12, 2020

### New! Postfix (Reverse Polish Notation) Evaluator

This 260th new calculator, the Postfix Evaluator in the *Math* section, will evaluate a postfix expression (Reverse Polish Notation).

Plus, included in the results will be the step-by-step process for achieving the result using the stack method.

Here is a screen shot showing a partial example of how the evaluator shows the color-coded steps of the evaluation:

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Mar 01, 2020

### Golf Handicap Calculator Updated to World Handicap System

As of January 1, 2020, instead of having six different golf handicap systems across the globe, the six systems have now been combined into a single *World Handicap System (WHS)*.

This means that your established handicap index can now be applied to any golf course in the world.

Of course, this new handicap system meant a major overhaul was needed to bring the Golf Handicap Calculator up to speed, which I'm happy to report has now been completed.

And in addition to the changes to the handicap index calculation, changes were also made to the course handicap calculation. These changes have now been incorporated into the Course Handicap Calculator that is included in the **Learn** section.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The update was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version of the calculator.

###### Feb 19, 2020

### New! Ordering Fractions Calculator

This 259th new calculator, the Ordering Fractions Calculator in the *Math* section, will arrange a list of fractions and mixed numbers in either ascending or descending order.

Plus, included in the results will be the step-by-step process for sorting the fractions, which includes converting the fractions to decimals, and converting the fractions to like denominators.

Here is a screen shot showing a partial example of how the calculator converts the fractions to decimals and like denominators for easier sorting:

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Feb 12, 2020

### IRA Calculators Updated for SECURE Act

In case you weren't aware, once you reach a certain age you must begin making withdrawals from your Traditional IRA. These withdrawals are referred to as, *Required Minimum Distributions*, or *RMDs*. And if you fail to make an RMD you could face a possible 50% tax penalty on the shortage.

So at what age must you begin making the required minimum withdrawals? Well, up until recently, you were required to begin making RMDs once you reach age 70-1/2 (or age 71 if you turned age 70-1/2 in the last half of the year).

However, with the recent passage of the *Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act*, if you will reach age 70-1/2 after January 1, 2020 (born after June 30, 1949), you won't need to begin making RMDs until the year you turn age 72.

And of course, the passage of the SECURE Act also meant that I needed to update the following IRA calculators to reflect the change, which I have just completed.

- IRA Growth and Distribution Calculator for Traditional IRA owners younger than the minimum withdrawal age (70-1/2 or 72).
- Current RMD Due Calculator for Traditional IRA owners at or older than the minimum withdrawal age (70-1/2 or 72).
- Future IRA Growth and Distribution Calculator for Traditional IRA owners at or older than the minimum withdrawal age (70-1/2 or 72).

As always, please use the expandable feedback form beneath the calculators to let me know if you discover any issues and/or have any suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The updates were also added to the Ad-Free Member Version of the calculator.

###### Feb 03, 2020

### New! Infix to Postfix Converter

This 258th new calculator, the Infix to Postfix Converter in the *Conversion* section, will convert infix math notation into postfix notation (reverse polish notation, or RPN) using the stack method.

You can either enter your own infix expression or choose from 20 built-in example infix expressions.

Plus, in addition to converting infix to postfix, the converter will display the step-by-step process used to arrive at the conversion.

Here is a screen shot showing a partial example of how the calculator displays the token-by-token conversion using the stack method:

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Jan 15, 2020

### Update: Paycheck Calculator

Just a quick note to you let you know that I have updated the Paycheck Calculator to reflect the changes introduced to the Form W-4 for 2020 and later.

I also updated the federal withholding rates (2020), as well as the latest state withholding rates (2019).

Plus, if you are an employer, the calculator has a built-in federal withholding tax calculator based on *Worksheet 1 in Publication 15-T*, allowing you to double-check your withholding calculations.

Thank you!

-Dan

P.S. The updates were also added to the Ad-Free Member Version of the calculator.

###### Jan 07, 2020

### New! PEMDAS Calculator

This 257th new calculator, the PEMDAS Calculator in the *Math* section, will solve math problems using the PEMDAS order of operation convention.

Specifically, the calculator will solve expressions in this order:

- Parentheses
- Exponents
- Multiplication and Division
- Addition and Subtraction

You can either enter your own problem or choose from 20 built-in example problems.

Plus, in addition to solving the order of operation problem, the calculator will display the ordered, step-by-step process used to arrive at the solution.

Here is a screen shot showing a partial example of how the calculator displays the step-by-step, colored-coded solution:

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2020!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Dec 05, 2019

### New! Money Counter Calculator

This 256th new calculator, the Money Counter Calculator in the *Business* section, will come in handy if you need to count the value of a mix of US bills and coins.

Here is a screen shot showing a portion of an example count of bills and coins:

Plus, the calculator can also list the change to give back to a customer when the cash tendered is greater than the amount due, and even includes the verbal script for teaching employees how to verbally count the change back to the customer.

Here is a screen shot showing how the calculator can be used to calculate change back:

Happy Holidays!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

###### Nov 20, 2019

### New! Late Payment Interest Calculator

This 255th new calculator, the Late Payment Interest Calculator in the *Business* section, will calculate the late fee on an overdue invoice.

Specifically, the calculator will calculate the number of past due days, the daily penalty rate, the total penalty interest, and the total amount due at settlement.

Here is a screen shot showing a portion of an example calculation:

Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving!

-Dan

P.S. The new calculator was also added to the Ad-Free Member Version.

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