On Fri, 25 Jun 2004 08:41:02 -0700, CD Baby <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 
> What simple built-in command-line tools are available if I want to
> just do some simple math on the command line?

Here are two possibilities:

:~> man -k calculator
bc(1)                    - An arbitrary precision calculator language
dc(1)                    - an arbitrary precision calculator
                                                                      
                                                                      
                                                                      
                                                                      
                        ~> bc
bc 1.06
Copyright 1991-1994, 1997, 1998, 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
For details type `warranty'. 
17 * 36
612
                                                                      
                                                                      
                                                                      
                                                                      
                        ~> dc
17 36 * p
612


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