[Answer] What was Pascal’s Calculator?

Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Trivia Question: What was Pascal’s Calculator?

The given options are:

  • An adding machine
  • A legendary algorithm
  • An early mobile phone

Correct Answer: An adding machine

Fact: French mathematician Blaise Pascal created his Pascaline—an adding machine using gears and dials—in 1642. By 1654 he had sold 20 of them. It’s no smartphone, but it’s an early success in computational machines.


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