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# When I do 10^3 it gives me 10000 and when I do 10^-2 it gives me .1 what is wrong? Do I have to preset my calculator up correctly?

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For some reason, when you are working with 10^x powers the calculator assumes that that 1 = 1X10 so therefore if you want to use the ee button with a 10^x power you have to type it in as 1^x.

In short anytime you are working a problem in which you have to multiply something by 10^x you should type 1^x instead. Everything else should be typed normally. Then you will get the correct answer.

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It should be 0.01 not 0.1 coz its the inverse.I f you rewrite it, it would be like this 1/10 to the power of 2. When the power is negative it would be dividing one.

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