Question about HP 12c Calculator

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Posted on Jan 27, 2009

There is no contrast adjustment possible with the 12c. Most of the time, faint displays are due to weak batteries or poor contact with the battery or batteries.

Jun 26, 2014 | HP 12c Calculator

Press

5 4 ENTER 4 5 + 2 0 + 3 6 + 3 2 + 1 +

on your HP 12C to see the answer.

5 4 ENTER 4 5 + 2 0 + 3 6 + 3 2 + 1 +

on your HP 12C to see the answer.

Aug 12, 2011 | HP 12c Calculator

The 12C is more expensive and more powerful than the BAII+Pro. The HP is also programmable, which the TI isn't. Starting from scratch (assuming you've never used a calculator before---a somewhat unreasonable assumption) the TI *might* be easier to learn, at least initially. But after a certain point, the HP will leave the TI behind. The HP is faster and more capable.

There are at least three different versions of the 12C available. There's the original 12C, the 12C Platinum, and the current 12C. The only way to tell the difference between the two non-Platinums is to look at the battery compartment---the original uses three button cells while the newer uses two coin cells. The newer one is MUCH faster. The Platinum, however, can use RPN or algebraic.

Unless your choice is limited to the 12C or the BAII (by the requirement of an exam, perhaps), you might want to look at the HP 20B and the HP 30B. Programmability aside, they're even more powerful and easier to use and faster than the 12C, and the 30B is also programmable.

There are other considerations, of course. Factors such as the feel of the keyboard, the 12C's landscape orientation as opposed to the others' portrait orientation, etc, are all matters of personal preference.

Disclaimer: I own multiple HP and multiple TI calculators. I tend to use HP calculators for calculating, while I use TI calculators to answer questions here at FixYa.

There are at least three different versions of the 12C available. There's the original 12C, the 12C Platinum, and the current 12C. The only way to tell the difference between the two non-Platinums is to look at the battery compartment---the original uses three button cells while the newer uses two coin cells. The newer one is MUCH faster. The Platinum, however, can use RPN or algebraic.

Unless your choice is limited to the 12C or the BAII (by the requirement of an exam, perhaps), you might want to look at the HP 20B and the HP 30B. Programmability aside, they're even more powerful and easier to use and faster than the 12C, and the 30B is also programmable.

There are other considerations, of course. Factors such as the feel of the keyboard, the 12C's landscape orientation as opposed to the others' portrait orientation, etc, are all matters of personal preference.

Disclaimer: I own multiple HP and multiple TI calculators. I tend to use HP calculators for calculating, while I use TI calculators to answer questions here at FixYa.

Mar 23, 2011 | HP 12c Calculator

I assume you're not talking about an HP 12C but a TI calculator of some type.

You can always recreate a list. For example, to create L1, press 2ND { 0 STO> 2ND L1 ENTER

You can always recreate a list. For example, to create L1, press 2ND { 0 STO> 2ND L1 ENTER

Dec 10, 2010 | HP 12c Calculator

Most likely it's the process not the calculator that is failing. But there are so many things that could be shifting your results...

Are you rounding your values to two decimal places as you go? Because with accounting of very large numbers you need to not round until you get your final answer. The .001 cents lost each time you round a subtotal adds up and in the case of several millions of dollars can cause a few hundred dollar discrepancy.

Also, if you're calculating accrued interest make sure that you are compounding it correctly. Amounts compounded continuously will give you a dramatically different amount than interest compounded monthly or annually.

Finally, if you are using the memory function on the calculator make sure that you are pulling that value in correctly.

Are you rounding your values to two decimal places as you go? Because with accounting of very large numbers you need to not round until you get your final answer. The .001 cents lost each time you round a subtotal adds up and in the case of several millions of dollars can cause a few hundred dollar discrepancy.

Also, if you're calculating accrued interest make sure that you are compounding it correctly. Amounts compounded continuously will give you a dramatically different amount than interest compounded monthly or annually.

Finally, if you are using the memory function on the calculator make sure that you are pulling that value in correctly.

Jun 18, 2010 | HP 12c Calculator

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:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=81575&

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

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

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:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=81575&

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

- Press and release .
- 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.

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

- Press and release .
- 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.

Aug 24, 2009 | HP 12c Calculator

I couldn't find any reference to a HP calculator model 12p.

There is a HP 12c financial calculator and a 12c Platinum financial calculator.

Check both models (for images, specifications, functions, user guides, etc.) :

HP 12c Financial Calculator

HP 12c Platinum Financial Calculator

There is a HP 12c financial calculator and a 12c Platinum financial calculator.

Check both models (for images, specifications, functions, user guides, etc.) :

HP 12c Financial Calculator

HP 12c Platinum Financial Calculator

Aug 06, 2009 | HP 12c Calculator

Hello,

Here is the self-test procedure for your calculator. If it does not answer as it should, it may need service. Sorry, I resized the picture but FixYa refuses the new dimensions. Hope it helps.

Here is the self-test procedure for your calculator. If it does not answer as it should, it may need service. Sorry, I resized the picture but FixYa refuses the new dimensions. Hope it helps.

Jun 09, 2009 | HP 12c Calculator

I found this solution on the HP website. Turn it on, and do what it says. Then turn it off and back on again, and the extra decimal places should show.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?dlc=en&lc=en&cc=us&docname=bpia5183

- Press and release the gold PREFIX key (f).
- Press the number key for the desired number of decimal places (0 through 9).

Mar 25, 2009 | HP 12c Calculator

I'm doing this from memory because my 12c is at home, but I believe that there is a "fix" key. You need to enter shift-fix-2 (this will set the decimal places to 2).

Dan

Dan

Jun 02, 2008 | HP 12c Calculator

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