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When I divide answers are always given in Fractions. Can I change it to come out in decimals?

I know the s=d button will convert my answer from fraction to decimal, but is there a way to set the calculator up to give answers in decimals not fractions?

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  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    Same thing happens.

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    SaMe.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    this works as i am about to do a maths exam so it was really helpful 
    thanx
    xx

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Fourteen and thirty-five hundredths convert to fraction

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To change from Fraction display to Decimal display on the Casio fx-300ES (and probably other calculators)

1) Press the "SHIFT" button
2) Press the "MODE/SETUP" button
3) Press the "2" button
This Changes it to LINEIO (Decimal)

Doing all of the above but pressing the "1" button instead of the "2" puts it back into MATHIO mode (Fraction)

Hope this Helps

(SHIFT)(MODE/SETUP)(2) to change to decimal

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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    Ayra Shafique Feb 07, 2014

    Thank you. This helped a lot :)

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