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# HOW TO INTER FRACTION ON A TI-83 - Texas Instruments Office Equipment & Supplies

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Hello,
Once you enter a fraction the calculator calculates it and displays a decimal result.So basically you cannot do fraction manipulations. However you can convert a decimal result into a fraction. To do the conversion, you enter the decimal number then you Press [MATH] and [1]. ( -->Frac) The number will be converted.
Similarly you can enter a fraction to a decimal number (-->Dec)
[MATH] [2:] [ENTER]. But I see no point in doing that, because any fraction entered is displayed as a decimal number.

Hope it helps

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

• k24674 Sep 27, 2009

Addendum. There is a way to enter a fraction and have it reduced to its simplest form without converting it to a decimal number. Ex: 27/48 can be reduced further by dividing both elements by 3. To enter the fraction Press 27 [/] 48 [MATH][1:->Frac][ENTER] the screen displays 9/16.
So if you want to calculate with fractions and obtain results as fractions, insert the [MATH][1:->Frac]. Exemple 27/48 [x] 5/13
(27/48) [x] 5/13 [MATH][1:->Frac] [ENTER] gives 45/208.

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Hello,
You get access the command by pressing [MATH][1: |->Frac].
If you want enter a fraction and keep it as a fraction (albeit a reduced one)
key in the number then the sequence [MATH][1: |->Frac]., then [ENTER].

Practice : 27/48 [MATH][1: |->Frac] [=] gives the reduced form 9/16.
While this fraction is still in [ANS] memory, you can press [MATH][2: |->Dec] [=] to get the decimal value 0.5625
Hope it helps.

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