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Decimal places I need the the calculator to provide up to 4 decimal places for statistics but it rounds everything off to 2 decimal places. How do I fix this?

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SOURCE: I lost my decimal point

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.

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SOURCE: decimal places too long on EL 531 W

change the mode to normal i.e. press the 2ndF key,MODE, 0

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SOURCE: Sharp ELSIMATE EL-240SA - how do you stop this

From the manual:

SETTING THE NUMBER OF DECIMAL DIGITS
Numbers of decimal digits of calculation results can be specified by pressing [C-CE] twice, then press [C-CE]and [M+] simultaneously.
The decimal digit assignment will appear as “F” (for “floating point”), “2” or “0” on the LCD. (The default is “F”.)
Press and hold [C-CE] and [M+] until the symbol changes.

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SOURCE: I cant change my decimal place Sharp Calculator model EL-531WH

Set up > TAB > then select how many numbers you want after the decimal place.

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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."


25096057-rvrejqbjq4zuw4cbinsyjvsy-5-0.png "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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Rounding nearest


Set the display to 2 decimal places then use the [RND] function. See how the manual describes the Round operation.

23101423-rvrejqbjq4zuw4cbinsyjvsy-5-0.png Brief example:
01- 42 2 [f][2]
02- 42 14 [f][RND]
03- 42 9 [f][9]
The above program takes the number displayed and rounds to 2 decimal places (nearest 100th), then displays all decimal places.
If you entered 2.876 and ran the program, it would display 2.880000000.

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How to I stop my sharp EL-531X calculator from rounding when converting from decimal to scientific notation?


You need to select the number of decimal places you would like, or if you would like the calculator to behave as normal. Press SET UP and select FSE (press 1) . You now have 5 options.
0: FIX means you can choose a fixed number of decimal places for every calculation.
1: SCI means scientific notation and choose the number of significant values you would like to deal with.
2: ENG means engineering and the power goes up in multiples of 3.
3: NORM1 and 4: NORM2 are the usual or normal settings on the calculator. Most school calculations will use NORM1 mode.

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I have a Casio MS-8TV calculator and want to change the VAT rate to 20% (usage in UK), please. Val


How do I program tax rate into my calculator?
Non-printing models (also applies to HR-8TE printing calculator):

1. Press [AC]
2. Hold [SET/%] key for about 2 seconds
3. Press [TAX+]
4. Input the tax rate
5. Press [SET/%]


Printing models (except HR-8TE):

1. Have calculator in "print" mode
2. Press [CA]
3. Hold [SET/%] key for about 3 seconds
4. Input the tax rate
5. Press [TAX+]
6. Press [SET/%]
^Top I am having a problem registering the ClassPad 300, it keeps telling me my product key is wrong.
Enter only the numerals, not the letters.
^Top What features do our calculators have?
The attached chart shows comparisons of the different calculator models. This includes graphing, scientific and printing calculators. download the chart here
^Top What is the [F CUT 5/4] switch or [DEC] F, 0, 2 button for?
The HR-8TE/HR-8TM have a [DEC] key with F, 0, 2, and 5/4 over it, while many other calculators models have a switch labeled [F CUT 5/4].
The button or switch can control rounding off to a certain number of decimal places. F is floating point (no F indicator on screen), 0 rounds off to 0 places after decimal point, and 2 rounds off to 2 places after decimal point.
The 5/4 applies to either the 0 or 2 modes, and describes the type of rounding off that is performed. The calculator will round down if the digit after the one you are rounding to is 4 or lower, and round up if the digit is 5 or higher.
^Top What is the [5,4,3,2,1,0 ADD (2)] switch used for?
This switch is used to determine how many decimal places your answer is displayed in.
ADD (2) is often used for monetary calculations, so that it is not necessary to enter the decimal point. It is automatically placed two decimal places from the end for cents. For example, entering 123 will display as 1.23.
^Top Why do I get 111.1111... when I calculate 100+10%?
This is a markup on price procedure. The formula is as follows:
Markup%=(Markup Price-Cost)/(Markup Price)
^Top Why do I get the wrong answer when doing a percent calculation?
Make sure that you are following the correct procedure.
Adding 10%: 200 [×] 10 [%] [+]
Subtract 10%: 200 [×] 10 [%] [-]
^Top What tests are calculators permitted for?
AP Calculus requires a graphing calculator.
Any graphing or scientific calculator is permitted on the following as long as it does not have a QWERTY keyboard, electronic writing pad or a pen-input/stylus-driven interface:
PSAT/NMSQT, SAT I
SAT II Math, IC & IIC
AP Statistics (graphing expected)
AP Chemistry
AP Physics

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Explain "CUT", "UP", "5/4"


CUT: Values are cut off to the number of decimal places speicified by the current Decimal Place Selector setting

UP: Values are rounded up to the number of decimal places speicified by the current Decimal Place Selector setting

5/4: Values are rounded off (0,1,2,3,4 are cut off; 5,6,7,8,9 are rounded up) to the number of decimal places speicified by the current Decimal Place Selector setting

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Where do I go to find an on-line manual for TI 5045 Sv Texas Instruments calculator?


TI-5045 SV
ii
English.............................................................. 1
Fran?ais ............................................................ 6
Espa?ol ............................................................. 11
Portugu?s ........................................................... 16
Examples, exemples, ejemplos, exemplos .............................. 21
ILLUSTRATIONS ¦ FIGURES ¦ ILUSTRACIONES¦ ILUSTRA??ES
Removable tab
Languette
Leng?eta extracci?n
Alavanca usada para o rolo
Ink roller
Rouleau encreur
Tamp?n de tinta
Cartucho de tinta
1
English
Your Texas Instruments calculator has a built-in printer for producing a permanent record printout of
your calculations with negative numbers printed in red. A big, easy-to-read display also enables you to
check entries or perform quick calculations without printing.
GETTING STARTED
OFF ON PRT IC GT
POWER
1. Connect the calculator to a proper power outlet (110-120V or 220-240V
where available).
2. The calculator is turned on by setting the POWER switch to the PRT
position.
Inserting the paper (see illustrations 1, 2, 3, and 4 on page ii).
1. Turn on the calculator.
2. Open the printer compartment cover by pressing down on its front edge and sliding it back in the
direction of the arrow.
3. Fit the roll of paper on the holder so that it unrolls from the bottom, with the loose end toward the
calculator.
4. Cut the end of the paper squarely and insert it firmly into the printer slot on the back of the
calculator.
5. Press & until the paper is in the printing position.
Replacing the ink roller (see illustrations 5 and 6 on page ii)
1. Turn the calculator off and tear off the excess paper.
2. Remove the printer cover by pressing down on both sides of the front edge and sliding back in the
direction of the arrow.
3. Remove the old ink roller by lifting it with the removal tab.
4. Insert the new ink roller into the compartment and press down gently until it snaps into place. Close
the printer compartment.
Note: The old ink rollers should not be refilled. Replacement rollers can be obtained from your local
retailer. The warranty does not cover ink roller replacement.
2
SELECTION SWITCH SETTINGS
OFF ON PRT IC GT
POWER ROUND
: 5/4 9 + F 0 2 3
DECIMAL
4
TAX
SET CALC
Set the POWER, ROUND, DECIMAL and TAX switches as required.
Note: The TAX switch is spring-loaded to return to CALC when it is moved to SET and released.
The switch settings are summarized in the following table:
SWITCH SETTING FUNCTION
POWER ON
PRT
IC
GT
No printout is provided; however, the display can be printed by pressing
4.
The printer provides a printout of your calculations but does not count them.
The printer is on and an item count of additions and subtractions to or from
the register is printed when sub-totaled or totaled.
The GT position controls whether or not the totals from the independent add
register are accumulated in the grand total register.
ROUND Rounds the result of a calculation to the selected number of decimal places.
:
5/4
9
Truncates the result to the selected number of decimal places.
Rounds the result up or down according to its value. For example, when the
DECIMAL switch is set to 2, the result is rounded up if the third decimal
position is 5 or more and rounded down if it is 4 or less.
Rounds the result up to the selected number of decimal places.
Ex. 220 P 6
Setup: PRINTER: PRT, ROUND: :
DECIMAL: 2, TAX: CALC
Ex. 220 P 6
Setup: PRINTER: PRT, ROUND: 5/4
DECIMAL: 2, TAX: CALC
Press Display Printout Press Display Printout
2 0. 0¦ C
220 ' 220. 220¦ P
6 3 36.66 6¦ =
36¦66 ?
2 0. 0¦ C
220 ' 220. 220¦ P
6 3 36.67 6¦ =
36¦67 ?
DECIMAL + Add mode: All results are given with two decimal places. For addition and
subtraction only, a decimal point is automatically placed to the left of the last
two digits entered, unless the number already includes a decimal point.
F Floating mode: Any results are displayed and printed with the maximum
number of decimal places.
0 2 3 4 Fixed decimal mode: Sets the number of decimals to 0, 2, 3, or 4.
3
TAX SET
CALC
Lets you enter a tax rate to perform tax calculations.
Stores the tax rate. Pressing ! or " after a tax rate has been entered,
adds/subtracts the stored tax rate to/from the value in the display.
Ex. VAT = 17.5 %
100 + VAT
Ex. VAT = 17.5 %
235 - VAT
Setup: PRINTER: PRT, DECIMAL: F, ROUND: 5/4, TAX: CALC
Move and hold the TAX switch to SET. Press 217 L 5 and release the TAX switch. It
automatically returns to CALC. 17.5% is printed.
Press Display Printout Press Display Printout
2 0. 0¦ C
100! 117.5 100¦
17¦5 @
117¦5 ?
2 0. 0¦ C
235" 200. 235¦
N35¦ @
200¦ ?
Note: The most common setup is POWER: PRT, ROUND: 5/4, DECIMAL: 2, TAX: CALC. Use these
positions for the examples unless other settings are given.
KEY DESCRIPTIONS
Basic keys
I Clear Entry: Clears an entry, enabling you to enter another number in its place. Note
that this key does not clear the add register.
2 Clear Key: Clears the add register, any pending operations, and the display. 0.C is
printed. Does not clear the memory.
( Right Shift: Deletes the right-most digit entered from an entry before an operation key is
pressed. Shifts the remaining digits one place to the right.
L Decimal Point: Enters a decimal point.
4 Date/Non-Add: Prints a date (such as 12¦10¦96) or a number for reference purposes.
Does not affect calculations. This entry is printed on the left side of the printout, the date
or number preceded by the # sign.
& Paper Advance: Advances the printing paper.
Addition and subtraction keys
9 Add: Adds a number to the add register. Displays the cumulated result.
: Subtotal: Gives the intermediate total from the add register. Using this key does not
affect the contents of the add register.
. Subtract: Subtracts a number from the add register. Displays the cumulated result.
E Total: Gives the total from the add register, and then clears the register.
4
Multiplication, division, percent and margin keys
? Multiply: Multiplies the number in the display by the next value entered.
' Divide: Divides the number in the display by the next value entered.
3 Equals: Completes any pending multiplication or division operation.
> Percent: Calculates percentages, ratios, add-ons (e.g. of VAT), or discounts.
# Gross Profit Margin: Calculates the selling price of an item when its cost and gross
profit (or loss) margin are known; also used to obtain a price excluding VAT.
Ex.
Cost: 594
Profit margin: 40%
Press:2 594 # 40 3
Answer:
Selling price: 990
Gross profit: 396
Ex.
Selling price including VAT: 252
VAT %: 20%
Press: 252 # 20 . 3
Answer:
Selling price excluding VAT: 210
VAT: 42
/ Grand Total: Gives the grand total of the operations previously performed and stored in the
Grand Total register. Every time a total is obtained with E it is cumulated into this register
(printout shows G+) which is only cleared when / is pressed twice. During long
calculations, if / is not used, this re

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Change decimal placement on calculator


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

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My calculator is returning an answer with a 7 for division


You need to set the number of decimal places to 1 or more.

• Press [2nd] [MODE] and scroll to FLOAT.
• Press the right arrow key until the number of decimal places needed is highlighted.
• Press the [ENTER] key.

For 2 decimal places, 2 should be highlighted. All answers will then be rounded to 2 decimal places.

• Press [2nd] [QUIT] to return to the home screen.

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How do you change the number of decimal places?


• Press [2nd] [MODE] and scroll to FLOAT.
• Press the right arrow key until the number of decimal places needed is highlighted.
• Press the [ENTER] key.

For 2 decimal places, 2 should be highlighted. All answers will then be rounded to 2 decimal places.

• Press [2nd] [QUIT] to return to the home screen.

Mar 17, 2010 | Sharp EL-738 Scientific Calculator

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MS-80TV AUTOMATICALLY ROUNDS UP TO 1 DECIMAL DIGIT


The [MODE] key can be used to select the modes described below.
Important! The following is a general explanation of Scientific Calculator modes. Note that your calculator may not include all of the modes described here.
1) Calculation Modes
Before performing a calculation, you first need to select the appropriate calculation mode.
COMP: Basic arithmetric calculations
(arithmetic operations, trigonometric functions, etc.)
COMPLEX: Complex number calculations
SD: Single-variable statistical calculations
(sample standard deviation, etc.)
LR or REG: Paired-variable statistical calculations
(linear regression statistical calculations, etc.)
BASE or BASE-n: Binary, octal, decimal, hexadecimal number system calculations
MAT: Matrix calculations (determinants, etc.)
VCT: Vector calculations
EQU: nth degree equations, simultaneous equations
2) Display Settings
Use these settings to control how calculation results are displayed.
Note that changing the Fix and Sci settings does not affect internal calculation results.
Norm: Exponential display format and cancels the currently configured Fix and Sci settings.
Fix: Specifies a fixed number of digits to the right of the decimal place.
Sci: Specifies a fixed number of significant digits.
3) Angle Unit Setting
(90°=?/2 radians=100 grads)
Deg: Degrees
Rad: Radians
Gra: Grads
4) Engineering Mode
Use this mode when you want to input and perform calculations using engineering symbols.

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