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# How can you tell whether your calculator follows the order of operation

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Hello,
If you use Mode [MathIO] the expressions are displayed as you will find them written in textbooks (Textbook display). You can readily see if that is what you had in mind.
To set MathIO press [Shift][Mode][1:MathIO]
Hope it helps.

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