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When i devide whole numbers into decimals i get exponent answers??

For example when i do .003/365 my calculator says 8.23E-6 but in my online class that is not the correct answer. And it is not in engineering mode.

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The correct answer would be 8.22E-6 . Even if you're not in scientific or engineering mode, the calculator will automatically switch to scientific mode if the absolute value of the number is less than 0.001 (or won't fit in ten digits).

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You must put all negative numbers in Parenthesis otherwise your calculator is not squaring the negative .

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There is a ^ button on the right side of the calculator so 2^2=4 and 2^3=8..

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Are you using a ti-89? If so, check your mode settings and change Exact to Approximate.

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if you want to use your calc for this you would have to put it in as the operations to change the mixed to improper fraction i.e. input exactly as "((8*3)+6)*((3*7)+1)="  remember?  take denominator times whole number plus numerator and put over denominator to convert from mixed to improper... hope this helps

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Your BA II PLUS stores numeric values internally to an accuracy of 13 digits. However, the numbers it displays depends on the number of decimal places to which you have it set (choice of 0–9 or floating decimal). To set the number of decimal places displayed to three: hit [2ND][FORMAT][5][ENTER]This setting also continues indefinitely (even though the calculator is turned off and on) until it is changed.

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Exponents


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I don't know how to use the calculator enough to figure scientific notations


Scientific notation is a number format that has the following structure (d stands for digit)
one digit decimal mark several other digits [times] 10 raised to power of exponent
d [decimal mark] dddddd...[x] 10^ (-) dd

Here are two examples the last two results. The number of digits after the decimal mark is select by the user depending on the number of significant digits in the data. The exponent can be positive or negative.
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In you case, to enter x10^ you press the [EE] key (no 10 is entered) the sign of the exponent and the value of exponent.

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I have an HP 12C calculator and I cannot find the user manual and I cannot remember how to change the no. of decimal places?


Check this HP FAQ:
Setting a Fixed Decimal Place You can download the manual and user guides for your calculator from here:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=81575&lang=en&

For more information, Faqs & how-Tosgo the HP support homepage for your calculator:
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Introduction This document describes how to set the desired number of decimal places on the HP 12c calculator in standard format. It also covers how to enter a number in scientific notation. Instructions for standard format
  1. Press and release c01774993.jpg .
  2. Press the number key for the desired number of decimal places to be displayed to the right of the decimal point (0 through 9). The calculator displays a maximum of 10 digits.
The display will show the specified number of decimal places. The answer will be rounded to the number of digits selected. Example (standard format) If the number in the display is 14.87456320, the display will be changed as follows: Keystroke Display c01774994.jpg 14.8746 c01774995.jpg 14.9 c01774996.jpg 15 c01774997.jpg 14.87456320 Instructions for scientific notation Use scientific notation for very large or very small numbers. Type in the mantissa. After pressing, c01774998.jpg the next numbers keyed in are exponents of 10. Press c01774569.jpg . If during an operation a result has more than 10 digits, the calculator automatically displays the number in scientific notation
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Introduction This document describes how to set the desired number of decimal places on the HP 12c calculator in standard format. It also covers how to enter a number in scientific notation. Instructions for standard format
  1. Press and release c01774993.jpg .
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The display will show the specified number of decimal places. The answer will be rounded to the number of digits selected. Example (standard format) If the number in the display is 14.87456320, the display will be changed as follows: Keystroke Display c01774994.jpg 14.8746 c01774995.jpg 14.9 c01774996.jpg 15 c01774997.jpg 14.87456320 Instructions for scientific notation Use scientific notation for very large or very small numbers. Type in the mantissa. After pressing, c01774998.jpg the next numbers keyed in are exponents of 10. Press c01774569.jpg . If during an operation a result has more than 10 digits, the calculator automatically displays the number in scientific notation

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To solve 10 raised -3, to be done with cal., answer in the display ought to be .001


The calculator has several decimal display formats: FIX, SCI, NORM and ENG.
Here are examples of calculations with different formats and how to set them.
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It may be a good idea for a user to get accustomed to the scientific display format, because it is the one most calculators adopt when the result to be displayed is too large or too small--when there are not enough places on the screen to display the result.

To help you with the power of 10 notation

1 billion =1000 000 000 =1 E 09 (9 zeros after 1 >> exponent 9)
1 million=1 000 000 = 1 E 06 (6 zeros after 1 >> exponent 6
1 thousand= 1000 =1 E03 (3 zeros after 1 >> exponent 3)
One= 1 = 1 E0
One tenth = 1/10 =0.1: the 1 is ONE position after the decimal mark>> exponent -01
One hundredth =1/100 =0.01 the 1 occupies the 2ND position to the right of the decimal point, exponent -02
etc.
1/1000 =0.001 = 1E-03
1/10000=0.0001=1E-04 (1 in 4th position to the right of decimal mark)
1/1000000=0.000001 = 1E-06 (1 in 6th position to the right of decimal mark)

1E-09 =0.000000001 : the 1 is in the 9th position to the right of decimal mark.

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