# Decimal places I want to increase decimal placings. Solution "1" says press and release???? What does this symbol mean? I dont have one on my 12C.

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Press f then a digit representing the number of decimal places you want after the decimal point.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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 Introduction This document describes how to set the desired number of decimal places on the HP 12C Calculator in standard format and in scientific notation. Instructions for standard format

1. Press and release the gold PREFIX key (f).
2. Press the number key for the desired number of decimal places (0 through 9).
The display will show the specified number of decimal places. The answer will be rounded to the number of digits selected.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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&

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

1. Press and release .
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 14.8746 14.9 15 14.87456320 Instructions for scientific notation Use scientific notation for very large or very small numbers. Type in the mantissa. After pressing, the next numbers keyed in are exponents of 10. Press . If during an operation a result has more than 10 digits, the calculator automatically displays the number in scientific notation

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 .
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 14.8746 14.9 15 14.87456320 Instructions for scientific notation Use scientific notation for very large or very small numbers. Type in the mantissa. After pressing, the next numbers keyed in are exponents of 10. Press . If during an operation a result has more than 10 digits, the calculator automatically displays the number in scientific notation

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

Hello,
If I am guessing correctly, you want to change the number of decimal digits in your results. To do so, you press the [f] key followed by the number of decimal digits you want. The number of digits you enter must be between 0 and 9

Exemple
14.87456320
[f] 4 displays the above number as 14.8746

Hope it helps.
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Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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### HP 12 C display does not show entire numbers. How do I fix?

If you mean it is not showing everything after the decimal point, you can change that by pressing the [f] key followed by the number of decimal places to display. For example, to restrict it to 2 places, press [f][2]. If you want to see 4 places, press [f][4].

To show all possible decimal places, use the sequence [f][9].
From the manual (http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00363319.pdf):
"To display a different number of decimal places, press f followed by a digit key (0 through 9) specifying the number of decimal places. In the following examples, notice how the displayed form of the number inside the calculator - 14.87456320 - is rounded to the specified number of digits."

"Although nine decimal places were
specified after f, only eight are
displayed since the display can
show a total of only 10 digits. "
The standard display format, plus the specified number of decimal places, remain in effect until you change them; they are not reset each time the calculator is turned on. However, if Continuous Memory is reset, when the calculator is next turned on numbers will be displayed in the standard display format with two decimal places
shown.
If a calculated answer is either too small or too large to be displayed in the standard display format, the display format automatically switches to scientific notation. The display returns to the standard display format for all numbers that can be displayed in that format.
http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00363319.pdf

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Press f then a digit for the number of decimal places you want after the decimal point.

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To switch the radix mark, turn the calculator off, press and hold the decimal point key, press the ON key, then release both keys.

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### HP12c seems to not have enough room for numbers BEFORE the decimal point. I try to enter the number "85" and all that will show up is the 8.000000000

Initial Setup

One adjustment is important before we get started. By default the 12C displays only two decimal places. This is not enough. Personally, I like to see five decimal places, but you may prefer some other number. To change the display, press "F" and then the number of decimal places you wish to display. I would press "F 5 " to display 5 decimal places. That's it, the calculator is ready to go.
You need to hold the "F" key.---------

1. Press and release the gold PREFIX key (f).
2. Press the number key for the desired number of decimal places (0 through 9).
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### Need to set my decimal place from one place to 2 and don't remember how to do this. Thanks!

With the calculator turned on, press and release the f key, then press and release the 2 key.

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### How to set the decimal place to 3 places on a casio fx 300ms calculator

Decimal Point and Separator Symbols
You can use the display setup (Disp) screen to specify the symbols you want for the decimal point and 3-digit separator.
â€¢ To change the decimal point and separator symbol setting, press the MODE key a number of times until you reach the setup screen shown below.
Display the selection screen. (Disp) 1.
Press the number key ( 1 or 2) that corresponds to the setting you want to use.
1(Dot): Period decimal point, comma separator
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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&

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
1. Press and release .
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 14.8746 14.9 15 14.87456320 Instructions for scientific notation Use scientific notation for very large or very small numbers. Type in the mantissa. After pressing, the next numbers keyed in are exponents of 10. Press . If during an operation a result has more than 10 digits, the calculator automatically displays the number in scientific notation

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 .
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 14.8746 14.9 15 14.87456320 Instructions for scientific notation Use scientific notation for very large or very small numbers. Type in the mantissa. After pressing, the next numbers keyed in are exponents of 10. Press . If during an operation a result has more than 10 digits, the calculator automatically displays the number in scientific notation

Aug 24, 2009 | HP 12c Calculator

### I want to increase the number of decimal places

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 Introduction This document describes how to set the desired number of decimal places on the HP 12C Calculator in standard format and in scientific notation. Instructions for standard format
1. Press and release the gold PREFIX key (f).
2. Press the number key for the desired number of decimal places (0 through 9).
The display will show the specified number of decimal places. The answer will be rounded to the number of digits selected.

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It is not calculating because your decimal point and the digit separator (that's the comma which automatically displays for every group of 3 digits) got messed up. To clear, turn the calculator OFF, then press and hold down the dot (that is the decimal point symbol) key while you press the ON key..
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