Question about Sharp EL-738 Scientific Calculator

Hello,

I am given a problem to solve, but canot find the CPT button on the calculator.

Im suppose to enter 172500 FV

5 N

9 I

CPT PV = should come to 112,113

I see all the buttons but the CPT.

Please help.

Thank you

Hi,

With regards to your cpt button on theEL 738 that button comp that should fixed the problem and the answer you get will 112113.164

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

I have the same problem and I have been searching for a answer and it seems there is not one out there. By deductive reasoning I have come up with a theory. I think the CPT button stands for compute on Texas Instruments calculators. All other ones I have found do not have this button. I have an HP and it does not have this button either, but you do not need it. Just leave out the CPT and you should get the answer. The CPT is just an extra button to compute on Texas Instruments, I think. Try entering in everything in the same order, just leave out the CPT. Hope this helps :)

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

To input data on the SHARP EL738 you need use the ENT button. Type in the data value and press ENT after it.

May 16, 2014 | Sharp EL-738 Scientific Calculator

If you are talking about the multiplication sign, look for a key marked with a cross. It should be in the same column as the other operations, between the subtraction (-) and the division keys.

Sep 29, 2013 | Sharp EL-738 Scientific Calculator

To get a square root sign on the SHARP calculator press 2nd F 3 (you will see in orange the square root above the 3) then type in the number you would like to find the square root and press equals

Mar 31, 2013 | Sharp EL-738 Scientific Calculator

On the calculator press 2nd F 3 to get the square root sign, then type in the number you would like to find the square root of and press equals.

Mar 31, 2013 | Sharp EL-738 Scientific Calculator

This is your permutations key. Press 11 then second function button and then RCL button. Finally press 0 and equals.

Mar 12, 2013 | Sharp EL-738 Scientific Calculator

It's marked "y-superscript-x" and is the shifted function of the DEPR key.

Oct 25, 2012 | Sharp EL-738 Scientific Calculator

The EL-738 doesn't have a fraction mode like some other Sharp calculators.

Feb 02, 2011 | Sharp EL-738 Scientific Calculator

The EL-738 doesn't have a fraction mode like some other Sharp calculators.

Jan 17, 2011 | Sharp EL-738 Scientific Calculator

I don't know about this specific calculator, but there is probably a button on your calculator that has a "y" with an "x" as a superscript (exponent). Or is could be reversed. But you wanted 2^8, you would push the 2 first, then the exponent button, then the 8, and there's your answer.

Good luck.

Good luck.

Jul 14, 2010 | Sharp EL-738 Scientific Calculator

The EL-738 doesn't have a fraction mode like some of Sharp's other calculators.

Feb 03, 2010 | Sharp EL-738 Scientific Calculator

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