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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Meaning what, exactly?

If you want a decimal representation of an exact number, press the SD key to switch from exact to approximate (decimal). If you want to expand a decimal number in powers of 10, separate all the digits, multiply every digit by a power of 10 with exponent equal to its position as counted from the decimal mark -1. To the left of the decimal mark, the exponent is positive. To the right of the decimal mark, the exponent is negative. Sum everything

Example

345.678 =3*10^(3-1)+4*10^(2-1)+5*10^(1-1)+6*10(-1)+7*10^(-2)+8*10^(-3)

If you want a decimal representation of an exact number, press the SD key to switch from exact to approximate (decimal). If you want to expand a decimal number in powers of 10, separate all the digits, multiply every digit by a power of 10 with exponent equal to its position as counted from the decimal mark -1. To the left of the decimal mark, the exponent is positive. To the right of the decimal mark, the exponent is negative. Sum everything

Example

345.678 =3*10^(3-1)+4*10^(2-1)+5*10^(1-1)+6*10(-1)+7*10^(-2)+8*10^(-3)

Jul 21, 2015 | Casio Office Equipment & Supplies

There are no decimal digits in this number. You can put a decimal mark in 8 537 000. and append two zeros, or more.** But I would not call that rounding** 8 537 000.00

Feb 20, 2014 | Office Equipment & Supplies

Got to program mode press keys, [1], [2], [R/A]. This sets the decimal point for 2-decimal places.

May 28, 2012 | Royal 500DX 16-Department with 999 PLUS &...

The selector you are asking about is the "decimal selector". The result displayed/printed, will be in a format according to the position that you have selected as follows:

f = floating (the result will be in the number of decimal places that were entered on the keyboard

4= fixed 4 decimal places (x.0000)

3= fixed 3 decimal places (x.000)

2= fixed 2 decimal places (x.00)

0= fixed 0 decimal places (x)

add 2= (add mode*,fixed 2 places) ($.00)

Note* "ad mode" automatically enters the decimal place when entering the number on the keyboard. If you enter "123", the displayed ammount will be "1.23". If you enter "1", the display will read ".01". This is a useful setting when adding a list of numbers in a dollars/cents format, however, be careful, if entering a whole dollar ammount "three dollars" be sure to enter the decimal point, or enter the number as "300". If you don't, the result will be ".03", instead of the 3 dollars you intended.

f = floating (the result will be in the number of decimal places that were entered on the keyboard

4= fixed 4 decimal places (x.0000)

3= fixed 3 decimal places (x.000)

2= fixed 2 decimal places (x.00)

0= fixed 0 decimal places (x)

add 2= (add mode*,fixed 2 places) ($.00)

Note* "ad mode" automatically enters the decimal place when entering the number on the keyboard. If you enter "123", the displayed ammount will be "1.23". If you enter "1", the display will read ".01". This is a useful setting when adding a list of numbers in a dollars/cents format, however, be careful, if entering a whole dollar ammount "three dollars" be sure to enter the decimal point, or enter the number as "300". If you don't, the result will be ".03", instead of the 3 dollars you intended.

May 20, 2011 | Royal 29307U Calculator

pressing the tab button displays the number of decimal places 0, 2, 3, 4, A, F on the bottom of the screen.

Jun 22, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

There are two options.

1) Whenever you want the answer in decimal form, place a decimal after at least one of the numbers.

For example: instead of using (1/2) use (1/2.)

2) Press the "Mode" button. Scroll down the list that appears until you find "Exact/Approx". If you set it to "Approximate", then it will always give the answer in decimal form. If you set it to "Exact", it will give the answer in fraction form.

1) Whenever you want the answer in decimal form, place a decimal after at least one of the numbers.

For example: instead of using (1/2) use (1/2.)

2) Press the "Mode" button. Scroll down the list that appears until you find "Exact/Approx". If you set it to "Approximate", then it will always give the answer in decimal form. If you set it to "Exact", it will give the answer in fraction form.

Nov 12, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

2ND [FIX] 4

Jan 14, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-30XA Calculator

This is an easy one and happens often. Simply depress the orange "f" key and then select how many decimal points you want on the numeric keys. For example, for two decimal places you would push "f" 2. I usually keep mine on 3, but you can take it from here.

Apr 24, 2008 | HP 12c Calculator

You need to be in add mode, and have 2 decimal places selected for the result.

To change to add mode, make sure the 'K . A' switch is in the 'A' position. To get 2 decimal places in the answer, move the selector in the 'F 6 3 2 1 0' switch to the '2' position.

You can see the above described at

this Sharp.com page which shows the users manual. The manual shows examples.

To change to add mode, make sure the 'K . A' switch is in the 'A' position. To get 2 decimal places in the answer, move the selector in the 'F 6 3 2 1 0' switch to the '2' position.

You can see the above described at

this Sharp.com page which shows the users manual. The manual shows examples.

Mar 19, 2008 | Sharp EL-1197P Calculator

Try pushing and releasing [f], then [4]. This will give you 4 decimal places. (It follows that if you want 5 decimal places, push 5 instead of 4, etc). If that doesn't work, you can try taking the batteries out and putting them back in which should reset it to 2 decimal places, then set it where you want it following the above.

If it continues to malfunction I suggest taking the batteries out for 24 hours to allow a static discharge. This will lose anything you stored in the calculator, setting it back to how it came from the factory.

If it continues to malfunction I suggest taking the batteries out for 24 hours to allow a static discharge. This will lose anything you stored in the calculator, setting it back to how it came from the factory.

Nov 29, 2007 | HP 12c Calculator

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