The calculator is not allowing me to add any numbers. There is a minus sign that appear over the zero and it is not coming off.

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On most Casio calculators you must type: '175 x 20 % -' (and '+' is for adding a percentage)

Feb 18, 2015 | Casio MS-80S Calculator

Are you entering any number before pressing the minus, add, multiply, or divide key? Those operations require two numbers; if you don't supply the first one then the calculator will supply the previous answer, which was zero.

For example, to add 2 and 3, press 2 + 3 = and you'll see 5. Now to add 4 to that, press + and the calculator will automatically supply the 5. Press 4 = and you'll see 9.

For example, to add 2 and 3, press 2 + 3 = and you'll see 5. Now to add 4 to that, press + and the calculator will automatically supply the 5. Press 4 = and you'll see 9.

Oct 08, 2013 | Sharp el-531x scientific calculator

Minus and change-sign are two completely different things. Minus is used to subtract one number from another. When you press minus when the input line is empty, your telling the calculator to subtract. The only way it can subtract the number you're about to put in is to subtract it from something else, and that something else is the previous answer, hence the "Ans."

If you want to input a negative number, use the change-sign key. If you want to subtract one number from another number, use the minus key.

Try pressing the plus key when the input line is empty. You'll get Ans+ in this case as well, The same with multiply and divide, among others, and for the same reason.

If you want to input a negative number, use the change-sign key. If you want to subtract one number from another number, use the minus key.

Try pressing the plus key when the input line is empty. You'll get Ans+ in this case as well, The same with multiply and divide, among others, and for the same reason.

Sep 23, 2013 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

Hello,

The calculator has two minus signs

Examples. Let (-) be the negation and -- the regular minus.

You can enter it exactly as it is written above. In this case, you must use the change sign (-) in both factors.

You can also decide to use the power rules and enter the expression as X^( -2 --1/3). In this case the first minus is the negation and the second is the regular minus.

I could go on with a few more examples, but that will take us away from your present concern.

In short.

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The calculator has two minus signs

- The regular MINUS sign which is used with the subtraction operation. This operation is binary, requiring two operands (two terms). In a-b, a and be are the operands (they very specific names, but I will skip this detail).
- The negation or change sign. This operation is called unary, requiring one operand. -a means take the negative of the number a.

Examples. Let (-) be the negation and -- the regular minus.

- If you enter (-) 12 the TI84Plus accepts it and calculates the negative of 12.
- If you enter 12 (-) 13 the TI protests with a syntax error
- If you enter 12 ( (-) 13) the calculator interprets it as 12* (-13) and calculates -156.
- If you enter --12, the calculator displays Ans--12, where Ans is the last result calculated. If Ans happens to be 0, the new result is obviously the one you are expecting. But if Ans holds a non zero value, this is incorrect.

You can enter it exactly as it is written above. In this case, you must use the change sign (-) in both factors.

You can also decide to use the power rules and enter the expression as X^( -2 --1/3). In this case the first minus is the negation and the second is the regular minus.

I could go on with a few more examples, but that will take us away from your present concern.

In short.

- If the minus sign is the leftmost (first) symbol in your function (after the Y1=) you should use the negation. Any subsequent minus should be the regular minus --
- If the minus sign is the first symbol in an exponent, you must use the negation. Any subsequent minus in the expression of an exponent should be the regular minus --

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Dec 13, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

Hello,

Calculators usually have two minuses, the regular minus sign and the change sign sometimes labeled (-) or (+/-). The latter is not meant to effect a subtraction, but to take the negative of the number you just entered. Big difference, would you say, but the syntax is different.

Ex: 15 - 7 is a subtraction with result 8

10 (-) displays -10 on the screen.

In some calculators the change sign is smaller than the regular minus, and is raised above the main line.

Hope it helps.

Calculators usually have two minuses, the regular minus sign and the change sign sometimes labeled (-) or (+/-). The latter is not meant to effect a subtraction, but to take the negative of the number you just entered. Big difference, would you say, but the syntax is different.

Ex: 15 - 7 is a subtraction with result 8

10 (-) displays -10 on the screen.

In some calculators the change sign is smaller than the regular minus, and is raised above the main line.

Hope it helps.

Oct 05, 2009 | Victor 1208 Calculator

Big calculators work a little different than handheld calculators. Like the above commentor explained, if you have a basic "whats 100 minus 20?" You have to entered as 100 + 20 -- And when you hit the minus button at the end, it will give you the total. 100 is the positive number, and the 20 is the negative number that your subtracting. Also you can hit 20 -- 100 + and get the same total because you entering 20 as the negative and 100 as the positive, just in reverse.

Jul 27, 2009 | Casio HR-100TEPlus Calculator

I'm assuming you want the +/- symbol like you see in the quadratic formula. There is no key to enter this. You will have to enter 2 separate problems. Enter the numbers with the + symbol and then enter the numbers with the - symbol.

Jun 05, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

I have a Casino MS-80S and yea, the percentage works different. As example to take 100 and subtract 10%, this is what I do: 100 X 10% - and then I get the answer 90 after I press the minus key. To add the percentage instead, 100 X 10% + will give me an answer of 110, after I press the plus key.

Apr 04, 2009 | Casio HR8TM Calculator

On the bottom of the calculator near the zero and the enter key it has the symbol
(-) that is a negative number symbol

Nov 22, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-30XA Calculator

Hit the plus sign after numbers you want to add and hit the minus sign after the numbers you want to subtract.

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