I have a fraction question. If I enter 1/8 and then =, I of course get .125. My question is, how do I go the other way? If I enter .125, what key do I press to get the fraction, 1/8?

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There is a button that switches answers from fraction to decimal and decimal to fractions. It is hidden under the PRB(probability) button and is labeled F<>D. Push [2nd] PRB to get to it. For your example, you would enter .125 [2nd] PRB then enter and you get 1/8.

To get an improper fraction(27/2) to a mixed number and the other way around. Use the same process as above except you push use the button hidden under the A b/c button.So 27/2 would become 13 1/2.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

Re: sharp scientific calculator - Texas Instruments TI-30 XIIb Calculator Calculators

Where is the fraction key

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

The fraction button is usually marked [a b/c]. Its shifted function [d/c] converts a mixed number into an improper fraction.

To enter a mixed number, say 7 3/5

Enter 7, press the [a b/c] key, enter 3, press the [a b/c] key, enter 5. Press =/EXE

To enter a mixed number, say 7 3/5

Enter 7, press the [a b/c] key, enter 3, press the [a b/c] key, enter 5. Press =/EXE

Mar 18, 2014 | Sharp el-531x scientific calculator

<span><b>Getting Decimal Answers by Disabling WriteView<img src="elw516.gif" /> on the Sharp EL-W516 Calculator<br /><br /></b>The Sharp EL-W516's WriteView display uses multiple lines to display mathematics as it is seen on a page. Fractions are shown as fractions, exponents as exponents, integrals as integrals, and so on. This makes entering calculations easier, and reduces the chance of errors. <br /><br />At the same time, calculation results are displayed as fractions (or with roots or pi) whenever possible. Pressing the CHANGE button repeatedly will change these to decimal answers. <br />If you prefer to always get decimal results you need to <b>disable</b> <b>the WriteView display mode</b>. Doing this will make the calculator display like the Sharp EL-546W when in NORMAL mode. Answers will be given as decimals, but fractions will no longer look like fractions. In general, you will still need to follow the EL-W516 instructions.<br /><b>Disabling WriteView<br /></b><br />Press 2ndF and MATH to enter SET UP. Now press 2 for EDITOR.<br /><br />There are now two options: 0: W-VIEW, and 1: LINE<br /><br />Press 1 for Linear display mode to disable the WriteView display, and to get decimals as your answers.<br /><br />To return to the WriteView display, go through the steps above but press 0 for W-VIEW.<br /><br /><b>NOTE</b>: It is not possible to have decimals as the default answer form when in WriteView mode. <br /></span>

on Mar 04, 2011 | Sharp ELW516 Scientific Calculator

For such a sophisticated calculator (computer) a simple thing like entering a fraction seems too difficult to explain. There are a great number of scientific calculators that handle fractions easily.

Anyway, to manipulate fraction without their being calculated numerically, you must use the CAS.

Press MODE then F3 CAS.

In the CAS screen, move cursor to the _numeric option. If it is cheked, uncheck it by pressing F3:Check.

Press OK to exit the CAS configuration screen. Press OK again to exit the MODE screen.

You can know enter fractions using the division key (Z)

If you type 1/5 + 13/7 you will see 72/35

Now if you enter 1/5 then press the ENTER key you will see 1/5. But if you add to that 13/7 you will see 1/5+13/7 and the result will not be calculated. To calculate the resulting fraction you must press EVAL (Green Left Shift ANS) ENTER.

As you can see, this is not the most efficient way to handle fractions.

Anyway, to manipulate fraction without their being calculated numerically, you must use the CAS.

Press MODE then F3 CAS.

In the CAS screen, move cursor to the _numeric option. If it is cheked, uncheck it by pressing F3:Check.

Press OK to exit the CAS configuration screen. Press OK again to exit the MODE screen.

You can know enter fractions using the division key (Z)

If you type 1/5 + 13/7 you will see 72/35

Now if you enter 1/5 then press the ENTER key you will see 1/5. But if you add to that 13/7 you will see 1/5+13/7 and the result will not be calculated. To calculate the resulting fraction you must press EVAL (Green Left Shift ANS) ENTER.

As you can see, this is not the most efficient way to handle fractions.

Aug 29, 2012 | HP50G Graphing Calculator

If you are using a Sharp or Casio scientific calculator and you would like your answer to be shown as a fraction, simply hit the [ab/c] button after you have entered your calculation.

For example:

15/6 = 2.5

press [ab/c] and your screen will show 2/1/2 which means 2 and 1/2.

For example:

15/6 = 2.5

press [ab/c] and your screen will show 2/1/2 which means 2 and 1/2.

Apr 07, 2011 | Calculators

Use parenthesis.

1.06 [2nd] [ DEPR ] [ ( ] 1 [ / ] 4 [ ) ] [ - ] 1

2nd [ DEPR ] should be x^y or the exponentiation function.

1.06 [2nd] [ DEPR ] [ ( ] 1 [ / ] 4 [ ) ] [ - ] 1

2nd [ DEPR ] should be x^y or the exponentiation function.

Mar 02, 2011 | Sharp EL738C Scientific Calculator

At the same time, calculation results are displayed as fractions (or with roots or pi) whenever possible. Pressing the CHANGE button repeatedly will change these to decimal answers.

If you prefer to always get decimal results you need to

Press 2ndF and MATH to enter SET UP. Now press 2 for EDITOR.

There are now two options: 0: W-VIEW, and 1: LINE

Press 1 for Linear display mode to disable the WriteView display, and to get decimals as your answers.

To return to the WriteView display, go through the steps above but press 0 for W-VIEW.

Feb 07, 2011 | Sharp ELW516 Scientific Calculator

The EL-738 doesn't have a fraction mode like some other Sharp calculators.

Jan 17, 2011 | Sharp EL-738 Scientific Calculator

Use the [a b/c] key to separate the elements of a fraction.

To enter 1/2 : press 1, press [a b/c], then press 2

1/2+ 9/3 : 1[a b/c]2 + 9[a b/c] 3 [=]

By the way, why do you keep 9/3 as a fraction when you can have it as an integer? Not that it makes a difference to the calculator.

To enter 1/2 : press 1, press [a b/c], then press 2

1/2+ 9/3 : 1[a b/c]2 + 9[a b/c] 3 [=]

By the way, why do you keep 9/3 as a fraction when you can have it as an integer? Not that it makes a difference to the calculator.

Jun 28, 2010 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

The EL-738 doesn't have a fraction mode like some of Sharp's other calculators.

Feb 03, 2010 | Sharp EL-738 Scientific Calculator

I checked the manual for the EL-501W calculator and I found out that it does not do fraction calculations. However yours may be able to. Look for a key labeled [a b/c] and a [2ndF] key [d/c].

If you have them then you can calculate with fractions.

The way to use the [a b/c] key is as follows

15 [a b/c] 7 [a b/c] 19 [a b/c] should allow you to enter 15 and 7/19.

A mixed fraction can be converted into an improper fraction by pressing [2ndF][d/c]

If you have them then you can calculate with fractions.

The way to use the [a b/c] key is as follows

15 [a b/c] 7 [a b/c] 19 [a b/c] should allow you to enter 15 and 7/19.

A mixed fraction can be converted into an improper fraction by pressing [2ndF][d/c]

Jan 08, 2009 | Sharp EL-501WBBL Calculator

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