Question about Calculated Industries Construction Master IV 4045 Calculator

When I press in a number, say, 2 feet, 3 1/2 inches, the calculator automatically rounds up to 2 feet, 4 inches. Is there a function key that can stop this?

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Minus and change-sign are two completely different things. Minus is used to subtract one number from another. When you press minus when the input line is empty, your telling the calculator to subtract. The only way it can subtract the number you're about to put in is to subtract it from something else, and that something else is the previous answer, hence the "Ans."

If you want to input a negative number, use the change-sign key. If you want to subtract one number from another number, use the minus key.

Try pressing the plus key when the input line is empty. You'll get Ans+ in this case as well, The same with multiply and divide, among others, and for the same reason.

If you want to input a negative number, use the change-sign key. If you want to subtract one number from another number, use the minus key.

Try pressing the plus key when the input line is empty. You'll get Ans+ in this case as well, The same with multiply and divide, among others, and for the same reason.

Sep 23, 2013 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

MOD simply calculates the remainder that is left over after dividing by the MOD parameter.

For example, 10MOD7 = 3 since you can only divide 7 into 10 once, leaving a remainder of 3.

For larger numbers, eg 389487MOD31 you start by dividing 389487 by 31, which gives 12564.09677 (on the display), however you only want the fractional part so subtract 12564 to give 0.0967741935 . This includes the lower value digits that were previously hidden. Then multiply this result by 31 which gives 2.999999999 on the display. Since the result of a MOD calculation has to be a whole number, the answer needs to be rounded to 3. If the answer doesn't easily round to a whole number, it is likely that you have gone beyond the calculators working capacity.

An alternative method is to take the integer part of the first result (12564) and multiply it by 31 to get 389484, then subtract this from 389487, giving the answer of 3.

For example, 10MOD7 = 3 since you can only divide 7 into 10 once, leaving a remainder of 3.

For larger numbers, eg 389487MOD31 you start by dividing 389487 by 31, which gives 12564.09677 (on the display), however you only want the fractional part so subtract 12564 to give 0.0967741935 . This includes the lower value digits that were previously hidden. Then multiply this result by 31 which gives 2.999999999 on the display. Since the result of a MOD calculation has to be a whole number, the answer needs to be rounded to 3. If the answer doesn't easily round to a whole number, it is likely that you have gone beyond the calculators working capacity.

An alternative method is to take the integer part of the first result (12564) and multiply it by 31 to get 389484, then subtract this from 389487, giving the answer of 3.

Feb 23, 2013 | Casio FX991ES Scientific Calculator

How to Use a TI-30XA

The TI-30XA is a scientific calculator with many functions. You can calculate problems with fractions and decimals, as well as solve problems of probability and functions. A scientific calculator computes the number sentence you type in using the order of operations: parentheses first, then roots and exponents, then division and multiplication and, finally, addition and subtraction.

Instructions4 5 6 7 8

Hope it helps your problem. Thanks!

The TI-30XA is a scientific calculator with many functions. You can calculate problems with fractions and decimals, as well as solve problems of probability and functions. A scientific calculator computes the number sentence you type in using the order of operations: parentheses first, then roots and exponents, then division and multiplication and, finally, addition and subtraction.

Instructions

- How to Use a TI-30XA
- 1
Press the [ON/C] key to turn on the calculator. Press the [OFF] key to turn it off. To use the calculator in solar mode, put the solar panel in the light and then press the [ON/C] key. To turn it off when in solar mode, slide the calculator cover back on and it will automatically shut off.

- 2
Replace the batteries by first removing the cover and placing it face down. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to unscrew the back panel. Remove the back panel and change the batteries. Screw the back panel back on. Press [OFF] [ON/C] and [ON/C].

- 1

Use the basic operation keys for addition [+], subtraction [-], multiplication [x] and division [/]. To change the signs of your values from positive to negative or vice versa, press the [+ -] key before the numbers you enter. Use the parentheses, [(] and [)], to command the calculator to solve what is inside the parentheses first. Press the [=] to solve the number sentence you entered into the calculator.

Find percents of a number by first typing in the number, then [x], then the percent number, [2nd], [%] and, finally, [=]. The [2nd] key allows you to use the commands that are written above each key. For example, to find 20% of 100, type in 100 [x] 20 [2nd] [%] [=] and the display will show the answer, 20.

Turn decimals into fractions by entering the decimal value, then pressing the [2nd] and [F D] keys, then [=]. Turn the fraction back into a decimal by pressing [2nd] and [F D] again. For example, to turn 0.5 into a fraction, type in 0.5 [2nd] [F D] [=].

Turn mixed numbers into improper fractions by entering the mixed number first. Type in the whole number, then the [a b/c] key, then the numerator, the [a b/c] key again and the denominator. Next, press [2nd] [d/c] [=], and the calculator will convert your mixed number into an improper fraction. Press [2nd] [d/c] again to turn it back into a mixed number. For example, to turn 1 1/2 into an improper fraction type in 1 [a b/c] 1 [a b/c] 2 [2nd] [d/c] [=], and the display will show the answer 3/2.

Switch the notation setting of the calculator between engineering, scientific and floating. To select scientific notation, press the [2nd] and [SCI] keys; this will display your answers in scientific notation as a number between 1 and 10 to a power of 10. Press [2nd] [ENG] to switch to the engineering setting; this setting displays values as a number with an exponent that is a multiple of 3. Press [2nd] [FLO] to switch to the floating setting. This is considered standard notation and will display the answer as a standard number.

Use the left arrow key to go back and delete numbers to the right of the cursor that you typed into the display. This must be done before you press [=]. To clear the screen, values and operations, press [ON/C] and [ON/C] again in battery mode, or [CE/C] and [CE/C] again in solar mode.

Hope it helps your problem. Thanks!

Jan 03, 2013 | Texas Instruments TI-30XA Calculator

If your calculator is more of an adding machine it works a little bit differently than a calculator. For an example: 10 + 5 - 2 on your machine do the addition of 10 + 5, then to subtract the 2 press 2 then the minus sign to get the total of 13. I hope this is helpful.

Feb 06, 2011 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

TI-5045 SV

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Examples, exemples, ejemplos, exemplos .............................. 21

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1

English

Your Texas Instruments calculator has a built-in printer for producing a permanent record printout of

your calculations with negative numbers printed in red. A big, easy-to-read display also enables you to

check entries or perform quick calculations without printing.

GETTING STARTED

OFF ON PRT IC GT

POWER

1. Connect the calculator to a proper power outlet (110-120V or 220-240V

where available).

2. The calculator is turned on by setting the POWER switch to the PRT

position.

Inserting the paper (see illustrations 1, 2, 3, and 4 on page ii).

1. Turn on the calculator.

2. Open the printer compartment cover by pressing down on its front edge and sliding it back in the

direction of the arrow.

3. Fit the roll of paper on the holder so that it unrolls from the bottom, with the loose end toward the

calculator.

4. Cut the end of the paper squarely and insert it firmly into the printer slot on the back of the

calculator.

5. Press & until the paper is in the printing position.

Replacing the ink roller (see illustrations 5 and 6 on page ii)

1. Turn the calculator off and tear off the excess paper.

2. Remove the printer cover by pressing down on both sides of the front edge and sliding back in the

direction of the arrow.

3. Remove the old ink roller by lifting it with the removal tab.

4. Insert the new ink roller into the compartment and press down gently until it snaps into place. Close

the printer compartment.

Note: The old ink rollers should not be refilled. Replacement rollers can be obtained from your local

retailer. The warranty does not cover ink roller replacement.

2

SELECTION SWITCH SETTINGS

OFF ON PRT IC GT

POWER ROUND

: 5/4 9 + F 0 2 3

DECIMAL

4

TAX

SET CALC

Set the POWER, ROUND, DECIMAL and TAX switches as required.

Note: The TAX switch is spring-loaded to return to CALC when it is moved to SET and released.

The switch settings are summarized in the following table:

SWITCH SETTING FUNCTION

POWER ON

PRT

IC

GT

No printout is provided; however, the display can be printed by pressing

4.

The printer provides a printout of your calculations but does not count them.

The printer is on and an item count of additions and subtractions to or from

the register is printed when sub-totaled or totaled.

The GT position controls whether or not the totals from the independent add

register are accumulated in the grand total register.

ROUND Rounds the result of a calculation to the selected number of decimal places.

:

5/4

9

Truncates the result to the selected number of decimal places.

Rounds the result up or down according to its value. For example, when the

DECIMAL switch is set to 2, the result is rounded up if the third decimal

position is 5 or more and rounded down if it is 4 or less.

Rounds the result up to the selected number of decimal places.

Ex. 220 P 6

Setup: PRINTER: PRT, ROUND: :

DECIMAL: 2, TAX: CALC

Ex. 220 P 6

Setup: PRINTER: PRT, ROUND: 5/4

DECIMAL: 2, TAX: CALC

Press Display Printout Press Display Printout

2 0. 0¦ C

220 ' 220. 220¦ P

6 3 36.66 6¦ =

36¦66 ?

2 0. 0¦ C

220 ' 220. 220¦ P

6 3 36.67 6¦ =

36¦67 ?

DECIMAL + Add mode: All results are given with two decimal places. For addition and

subtraction only, a decimal point is automatically placed to the left of the last

two digits entered, unless the number already includes a decimal point.

F Floating mode: Any results are displayed and printed with the maximum

number of decimal places.

0 2 3 4 Fixed decimal mode: Sets the number of decimals to 0, 2, 3, or 4.

3

TAX SET

CALC

Lets you enter a tax rate to perform tax calculations.

Stores the tax rate. Pressing ! or " after a tax rate has been entered,

adds/subtracts the stored tax rate to/from the value in the display.

Ex. VAT = 17.5 %

100 + VAT

Ex. VAT = 17.5 %

235 - VAT

Setup: PRINTER: PRT, DECIMAL: F, ROUND: 5/4, TAX: CALC

Move and hold the TAX switch to SET. Press 217 L 5 and release the TAX switch. It

automatically returns to CALC. 17.5% is printed.

Press Display Printout Press Display Printout

2 0. 0¦ C

100! 117.5 100¦

17¦5 @

117¦5 ?

2 0. 0¦ C

235" 200. 235¦

N35¦ @

200¦ ?

Note: The most common setup is POWER: PRT, ROUND: 5/4, DECIMAL: 2, TAX: CALC. Use these

positions for the examples unless other settings are given.

KEY DESCRIPTIONS

Basic keys

I Clear Entry: Clears an entry, enabling you to enter another number in its place. Note

that this key does not clear the add register.

2 Clear Key: Clears the add register, any pending operations, and the display. 0.C is

printed. Does not clear the memory.

( Right Shift: Deletes the right-most digit entered from an entry before an operation key is

pressed. Shifts the remaining digits one place to the right.

L Decimal Point: Enters a decimal point.

4 Date/Non-Add: Prints a date (such as 12¦10¦96) or a number for reference purposes.

Does not affect calculations. This entry is printed on the left side of the printout, the date

or number preceded by the # sign.

& Paper Advance: Advances the printing paper.

Addition and subtraction keys

9 Add: Adds a number to the add register. Displays the cumulated result.

: Subtotal: Gives the intermediate total from the add register. Using this key does not

affect the contents of the add register.

. Subtract: Subtracts a number from the add register. Displays the cumulated result.

E Total: Gives the total from the add register, and then clears the register.

4

Multiplication, division, percent and margin keys

? Multiply: Multiplies the number in the display by the next value entered.

' Divide: Divides the number in the display by the next value entered.

3 Equals: Completes any pending multiplication or division operation.

> Percent: Calculates percentages, ratios, add-ons (e.g. of VAT), or discounts.

# Gross Profit Margin: Calculates the selling price of an item when its cost and gross

profit (or loss) margin are known; also used to obtain a price excluding VAT.

Ex.

Cost: 594

Profit margin: 40%

Press:2 594 # 40 3

Answer:

Selling price: 990

Gross profit: 396

Ex.

Selling price including VAT: 252

VAT %: 20%

Press: 252 # 20 . 3

Answer:

Selling price excluding VAT: 210

VAT: 42

/ Grand Total: Gives the grand total of the operations previously performed and stored in the

Grand Total register. Every time a total is obtained with E it is cumulated into this register

(printout shows G+) which is only cleared when / is pressed twice. During long

calculations, if / is not used, this re

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Espa?ol ............................................................. 11

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Examples, exemples, ejemplos, exemplos .............................. 21

ILLUSTRATIONS ¦ FIGURES ¦ ILUSTRACIONES¦ ILUSTRA??ES

Removable tab

Languette

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Alavanca usada para o rolo

Ink roller

Rouleau encreur

Tamp?n de tinta

Cartucho de tinta

1

English

Your Texas Instruments calculator has a built-in printer for producing a permanent record printout of

your calculations with negative numbers printed in red. A big, easy-to-read display also enables you to

check entries or perform quick calculations without printing.

GETTING STARTED

OFF ON PRT IC GT

POWER

1. Connect the calculator to a proper power outlet (110-120V or 220-240V

where available).

2. The calculator is turned on by setting the POWER switch to the PRT

position.

Inserting the paper (see illustrations 1, 2, 3, and 4 on page ii).

1. Turn on the calculator.

2. Open the printer compartment cover by pressing down on its front edge and sliding it back in the

direction of the arrow.

3. Fit the roll of paper on the holder so that it unrolls from the bottom, with the loose end toward the

calculator.

4. Cut the end of the paper squarely and insert it firmly into the printer slot on the back of the

calculator.

5. Press & until the paper is in the printing position.

Replacing the ink roller (see illustrations 5 and 6 on page ii)

1. Turn the calculator off and tear off the excess paper.

2. Remove the printer cover by pressing down on both sides of the front edge and sliding back in the

direction of the arrow.

3. Remove the old ink roller by lifting it with the removal tab.

4. Insert the new ink roller into the compartment and press down gently until it snaps into place. Close

the printer compartment.

Note: The old ink rollers should not be refilled. Replacement rollers can be obtained from your local

retailer. The warranty does not cover ink roller replacement.

2

SELECTION SWITCH SETTINGS

OFF ON PRT IC GT

POWER ROUND

: 5/4 9 + F 0 2 3

DECIMAL

4

TAX

SET CALC

Set the POWER, ROUND, DECIMAL and TAX switches as required.

Note: The TAX switch is spring-loaded to return to CALC when it is moved to SET and released.

The switch settings are summarized in the following table:

SWITCH SETTING FUNCTION

POWER ON

PRT

IC

GT

No printout is provided; however, the display can be printed by pressing

4.

The printer provides a printout of your calculations but does not count them.

The printer is on and an item count of additions and subtractions to or from

the register is printed when sub-totaled or totaled.

The GT position controls whether or not the totals from the independent add

register are accumulated in the grand total register.

ROUND Rounds the result of a calculation to the selected number of decimal places.

:

5/4

9

Truncates the result to the selected number of decimal places.

Rounds the result up or down according to its value. For example, when the

DECIMAL switch is set to 2, the result is rounded up if the third decimal

position is 5 or more and rounded down if it is 4 or less.

Rounds the result up to the selected number of decimal places.

Ex. 220 P 6

Setup: PRINTER: PRT, ROUND: :

DECIMAL: 2, TAX: CALC

Ex. 220 P 6

Setup: PRINTER: PRT, ROUND: 5/4

DECIMAL: 2, TAX: CALC

Press Display Printout Press Display Printout

2 0. 0¦ C

220 ' 220. 220¦ P

6 3 36.66 6¦ =

36¦66 ?

2 0. 0¦ C

220 ' 220. 220¦ P

6 3 36.67 6¦ =

36¦67 ?

DECIMAL + Add mode: All results are given with two decimal places. For addition and

subtraction only, a decimal point is automatically placed to the left of the last

two digits entered, unless the number already includes a decimal point.

F Floating mode: Any results are displayed and printed with the maximum

number of decimal places.

0 2 3 4 Fixed decimal mode: Sets the number of decimals to 0, 2, 3, or 4.

3

TAX SET

CALC

Lets you enter a tax rate to perform tax calculations.

Stores the tax rate. Pressing ! or " after a tax rate has been entered,

adds/subtracts the stored tax rate to/from the value in the display.

Ex. VAT = 17.5 %

100 + VAT

Ex. VAT = 17.5 %

235 - VAT

Setup: PRINTER: PRT, DECIMAL: F, ROUND: 5/4, TAX: CALC

Move and hold the TAX switch to SET. Press 217 L 5 and release the TAX switch. It

automatically returns to CALC. 17.5% is printed.

Press Display Printout Press Display Printout

2 0. 0¦ C

100! 117.5 100¦

17¦5 @

117¦5 ?

2 0. 0¦ C

235" 200. 235¦

N35¦ @

200¦ ?

Note: The most common setup is POWER: PRT, ROUND: 5/4, DECIMAL: 2, TAX: CALC. Use these

positions for the examples unless other settings are given.

KEY DESCRIPTIONS

Basic keys

I Clear Entry: Clears an entry, enabling you to enter another number in its place. Note

that this key does not clear the add register.

2 Clear Key: Clears the add register, any pending operations, and the display. 0.C is

printed. Does not clear the memory.

( Right Shift: Deletes the right-most digit entered from an entry before an operation key is

pressed. Shifts the remaining digits one place to the right.

L Decimal Point: Enters a decimal point.

4 Date/Non-Add: Prints a date (such as 12¦10¦96) or a number for reference purposes.

Does not affect calculations. This entry is printed on the left side of the printout, the date

or number preceded by the # sign.

& Paper Advance: Advances the printing paper.

Addition and subtraction keys

9 Add: Adds a number to the add register. Displays the cumulated result.

: Subtotal: Gives the intermediate total from the add register. Using this key does not

affect the contents of the add register.

. Subtract: Subtracts a number from the add register. Displays the cumulated result.

E Total: Gives the total from the add register, and then clears the register.

4

Multiplication, division, percent and margin keys

? Multiply: Multiplies the number in the display by the next value entered.

' Divide: Divides the number in the display by the next value entered.

3 Equals: Completes any pending multiplication or division operation.

> Percent: Calculates percentages, ratios, add-ons (e.g. of VAT), or discounts.

# Gross Profit Margin: Calculates the selling price of an item when its cost and gross

profit (or loss) margin are known; also used to obtain a price excluding VAT.

Ex.

Cost: 594

Profit margin: 40%

Press:2 594 # 40 3

Answer:

Selling price: 990

Gross profit: 396

Ex.

Selling price including VAT: 252

VAT %: 20%

Press: 252 # 20 . 3

Answer:

Selling price excluding VAT: 210

VAT: 42

/ Grand Total: Gives the grand total of the operations previously performed and stored in the

Grand Total register. Every time a total is obtained with E it is cumulated into this register

(printout shows G+) which is only cleared when / is pressed twice. During long

calculations, if / is not used, this re

Jan 16, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

Hi eamon at hom,

Doing fraction on the Sharp El 531W really isn't that bad. I had to use pictures because, the symbols will not transfer over to your posting for me to show you. When you select the [ON/C] this clears the calculator of previous calculations and, data so that they won't interfere with your new calculations.

Let take the first example where a mix number is being added to a improper fraction. Because I used the [a^b/c] key this makes the calculator display the answer in a mixed fraction format or, a proper fraction format. If I press the [a^b/c] key again after the answer the format will change to a decimal format. The fractional formats are displayed in a mixed number, improper or, proper fraction formats. A improper fraction is really a proper fraction number with the top number (numerator) is greater than or equal to the bottom number (denominator).

[ON/C] [3] [a^b/c] [1] [ [a^b/c] [2] [+] [4] [a^b/c] [3] [=] mixed number results. Now let's do the same calculation as a improper or, proper fraction format.

[ON/C] [7] [a^b/c] [2] [+] [2] [a^b/c] [3] [=] still a mixed number result. Even though I enter the fractions in a improper and, proper fraction formats the calculator will still display in a mixed number format. This is because the calculator first displays as a mixed number if it can. If it can't then it will display the value as a proper fraction and, never as a improper fraction. To convert from a mixed number to a improper fraction format if the calculator did not convert it to a proper fraction, I have to use [2ndF] [d/c] keys on the command line.

This show a little more complex raised power use of the [a^b/c] key.

This shows the [2ndf] [x^-1] keys being used to calculate fractions.

When I first saw this question being asked it, was answered with just use the / command. Which that isn't really a good answer because, in math we like to use elimination. If you use the / command eventually the numbers are going to be rounded off and, your not going to be able to eliminate anything. If you have any further question on how to preform fractions with this calculator be sure to post your comment and, I'll be glad to help.

Doing fraction on the Sharp El 531W really isn't that bad. I had to use pictures because, the symbols will not transfer over to your posting for me to show you. When you select the [ON/C] this clears the calculator of previous calculations and, data so that they won't interfere with your new calculations.

Let take the first example where a mix number is being added to a improper fraction. Because I used the [a^b/c] key this makes the calculator display the answer in a mixed fraction format or, a proper fraction format. If I press the [a^b/c] key again after the answer the format will change to a decimal format. The fractional formats are displayed in a mixed number, improper or, proper fraction formats. A improper fraction is really a proper fraction number with the top number (numerator) is greater than or equal to the bottom number (denominator).

[ON/C] [3] [a^b/c] [1] [ [a^b/c] [2] [+] [4] [a^b/c] [3] [=] mixed number results. Now let's do the same calculation as a improper or, proper fraction format.

[ON/C] [7] [a^b/c] [2] [+] [2] [a^b/c] [3] [=] still a mixed number result. Even though I enter the fractions in a improper and, proper fraction formats the calculator will still display in a mixed number format. This is because the calculator first displays as a mixed number if it can. If it can't then it will display the value as a proper fraction and, never as a improper fraction. To convert from a mixed number to a improper fraction format if the calculator did not convert it to a proper fraction, I have to use [2ndF] [d/c] keys on the command line.

This show a little more complex raised power use of the [a^b/c] key.

This shows the [2ndf] [x^-1] keys being used to calculate fractions.

When I first saw this question being asked it, was answered with just use the / command. Which that isn't really a good answer because, in math we like to use elimination. If you use the / command eventually the numbers are going to be rounded off and, your not going to be able to eliminate anything. If you have any further question on how to preform fractions with this calculator be sure to post your comment and, I'll be glad to help.

Jan 13, 2011 | Sharp EL-501WBBL Calculator

A fraction is just a number like (almost) any other. On most calculators, as you enter 6/5 the calculator displays its decimal value. When you press - the calculator waits for a number 2 then / then 5. Once you press the equal sign it will calculate 2/5 then subtracts it from the preceding result. The priority rules favor multiplication and division over addition and subtraction.

On some calculators you can keep a fraction in fraction format and operate on it with other fractions, and the result may be obtained as a fraction.

The gist of the story is that ON A CALCULATOR operations on fractions as performed like operations on any number.

On some calculators you can keep a fraction in fraction format and operate on it with other fractions, and the result may be obtained as a fraction.

The gist of the story is that ON A CALCULATOR operations on fractions as performed like operations on any number.

Dec 20, 2009 | Sharp Office Equipment & Supplies

76.65*50*50*41

Dec 30, 2008 | Calculated Industries Construction Master...

You can use the units menu (2nd > 3) to place a unit after some number you want to qualify as being an unit, or you can just type them in like 5_ft + 6_in. Note that you need to add on each part if you are doing mixed measurements; there is no _ft_in combination. So just add each manually - in your case you would do (5_ft + 6_in) - (2_ft + 8_in)

Oct 14, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

type the whole number then hit the ABC button then type the numerator then hit ABC then type the denominator

1ABC1ABC2 + 1ABC1ABC2=3

1ABC1ABC2 + 1ABC1ABC2=3

Jan 16, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-30XA Calculator

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