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While in emacs I’m getting used to a quick way to make arithmetic calculations by evaluating an expression. In the need to sum two numbers I can do for example “M-: (+ 3447 3834)” and see the result in the minibuffer! (in the same fashion you use – * or / as preceding the arguments for subtracting, multiplying or dividing)
A worth remembering tip -not so obvious to me at first- is that to get a floating-numbers result you need to feed at least one of the argument of the expression in a decimal format. This means that (/ 100 3) will return 33 unless you put for example (/ 100 3.0) to get 33.333333333333336