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How can I change my decimal limit? Right now mine is only set to two decimal places, and I want to make it unlimited or as large as possible.

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1. Press Mode.
2. Use down arrow to reach Float.
3. Use right arrow to highlight 3, 4,5,6,7,8,9
4. Press ENTER to validate.
I have no stake in the this matter, but you should keep in mind that in scientific problems your precision is as good as that of the least precise quantity. That is why one talks about significant digits.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

• k24674 Apr 07, 2010

Why the sour rating? Did I not answer completely your question. Let us see what may be missing? Point3 is not clear, It should have been "Use right arrow to highlight 3, 4,5,6,7,8, OR 9". Sorry, but anybody would have understood that one can only highlight one of the numbers. The largest number of decimal digits you can have is 9.

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