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July 17, 2010

Filed your returns yet?

srikanth @ 9:15 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1279401354 ) Play

What is this device, and who invented it?

Cracked by everyone!

Answer:

Pascaline – a mechanical calculator invented by Blaise Pascal to simplify the calculation of taxes.


25 Responses to “Filed your returns yet?”

  1. Blaise Pascal’s mechanical calculator


  2. Raghuvansh
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    Pascaline


  3. Bharath
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    Blaise Pascal – Pascaline


  4. Manish Achuth
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    Blaise Pascal’s calculator. Used for addition and subtraction.


  5. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Pascaline, invented by Blaise Pascal was a mechanical calculator that could add and subtract directly.


  6. dhruv.sharma

    Pascaline a calculator invented by Blaise Pascal


  7. Dibyo
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    the pascaline by blaise pascal


  8. Pascal’s calculator / Pascaline


  9. Logik
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    Pascaline by Blaise Pascal. used for tax computations.


  10. Vinay Hegde

    Pascaline, Blaise Pascal.


  11. Aparna
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    The Pascaline, invented by Blaise Pascal, one of the first machines that could do addition and subtraction


  12. Ananth
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    Pascaline or Pascal’s Calculator. Blaise Pascal.


  13. varuns88
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    Pascaline


  14. varuns88
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    A mechanical calculator by Blaise Pascal.


  15. Rogi
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    The Pascaline. Designed by Blaise Pascal. One of 50 made. Virtually all of the surviving examples were originally sold/given as curiosities to private families. It seems most that were purchased for business use were sabotaged by their operators who feared for their jobs. Much like Jacquard’s and Hollerith’s devices were when their time came.


  16. Qbrain
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    “The Pascaline”, invented by Blaise Pascal in France in 1642, was a mechanical calculator that could add and subtract directly.
    Its introduction in 1645 launched the development of mechanical calculators.

    The pic shows a pascaline made for french currency. Lower denominations such as ‘sols’ and ‘deniers’ are on the right.
    The pascaline was also constantly improved upon, until the creation of the first electronic calculators.


  17. lanu
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    Pascaline invented by Blaise Pascal


  18. krudebox
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    Pascaline, mechanical calculator invented by Blaise Pascal.


  19. udupendra
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    Pascaline, a mechanical calculator invented by Pascal


  20. Rahulk
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    Pascal’s calculator or Pascaline invented by Hariprasad Chaurasia (duh!!)


  21. mankuTimma
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    Pascaline. A calculator invented by Pascal in 1642.


  22. Pascaline


  23. Pascaline by blase Pascal


  24. dheeraj

    Pascaline invented by Blaise Pascal


  25. dineshk
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    Pascal’s mechanical calculator (Pascaline) – one of the first calculators.


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