Question about Texas Instruments BA-II Plus Calculator

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Press [2nd][FORMAT] displays the DEC indicator and the number of decimal digits currently set. To change the number of decimal digits type a number between 0 and 9 and Press [ENTER].

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: decimals

This is an easy one and happens often. Simply depress the orange "f" key and then select how many decimal points you want on the numeric keys. For example, for two decimal places you would push "f" 2. I usually keep mine on 3, but you can take it from here.

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

SOURCE: sharp el506d calculator has the decimal in the wrong place.

Try pressing the FSE button to switch between Fixed, Scientific, Engineering, and Normal displays. When in Fixed display, you can use <2ndF> < TAB > then enter a number from 0 to 9 to choose the number of decimal places in that display. To reset EVERYTHING to factory defaults: With the calculator off, press and hold these three keys: <2ndF> < ) > < ON/C > then release all three. The calculator will go through a series of tests (it takes a few seconds) and then be at its factory defaults. I have uploaded the manual for this calculator at www.theusermanualsite.com.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

SOURCE: I want to increase the number of decimal places

I found this solution on the HP website. Turn it on, and do what it says. Then turn it off and back on again, and the extra decimal places should show.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?dlc=en&lc=en&cc=us&docname=bpia5183
**Introduction**
This document describes how to set the desired number of decimal places on the HP 12C Calculator in standard format and in scientific notation.
**Instructions for standard format**

- Press and release the gold PREFIX key (f).
- Press the number key for the desired number of decimal places (0 through 9).

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

SOURCE: need to program to fifth decimal place

Your BA II PLUS stores numeric values internally to an accuracy of 13 digits. However, the numbers it displays depends on the number of decimal places to which you have it set (choice of 0–9 or floating decimal). To set the number of decimal places displayed to three: hit [2ND][FORMAT][5][ENTER]This setting also continues indefinitely (even though the calculator is turned off and on) until it is changed.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

SOURCE: I cant change my decimal place Sharp Calculator model EL-531WH

Set up > TAB > then select how many numbers you want after the decimal place.

Posted on Jun 16, 2010

You need to select the number of decimal places you would like, or if you would like the calculator to behave as normal. Press SET UP and select FSE (press 1) . You now have 5 options.

0: FIX means you can choose a fixed number of decimal places for every calculation.

1: SCI means scientific notation and choose the number of significant values you would like to deal with.

2: ENG means engineering and the power goes up in multiples of 3.

3: NORM1 and 4: NORM2 are the usual or normal settings on the calculator. Most school calculations will use NORM1 mode.

0: FIX means you can choose a fixed number of decimal places for every calculation.

1: SCI means scientific notation and choose the number of significant values you would like to deal with.

2: ENG means engineering and the power goes up in multiples of 3.

3: NORM1 and 4: NORM2 are the usual or normal settings on the calculator. Most school calculations will use NORM1 mode.

Aug 28, 2012 | Sharp El-531x Scientific Calculator Green...

Non-printing models (also applies to HR-8TE printing calculator):

1. Press [AC]

2. Hold [SET/%] key for about 2 seconds

3. Press [TAX+]

4. Input the tax rate

5. Press [SET/%]

Printing models (except HR-8TE):

1. Have calculator in "print" mode

2. Press [CA]

3. Hold [SET/%] key for about 3 seconds

4. Input the tax rate

5. Press [TAX+]

6. Press [SET/%]

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Enter only the numerals, not the letters.

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The attached chart shows comparisons of the different calculator models. This includes graphing, scientific and printing calculators. download the chart here

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The HR-8TE/HR-8TM have a [DEC] key with F, 0, 2, and 5/4 over it, while many other calculators models have a switch labeled [F CUT 5/4].

The button or switch can control rounding off to a certain number of decimal places. F is floating point (no F indicator on screen), 0 rounds off to 0 places after decimal point, and 2 rounds off to 2 places after decimal point.

The 5/4 applies to either the 0 or 2 modes, and describes the type of rounding off that is performed. The calculator will round down if the digit after the one you are rounding to is 4 or lower, and round up if the digit is 5 or higher.

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This switch is used to determine how many decimal places your answer is displayed in.

ADD (2) is often used for monetary calculations, so that it is not necessary to enter the decimal point. It is automatically placed two decimal places from the end for cents. For example, entering 123 will display as 1.23.

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This is a markup on price procedure. The formula is as follows:

Markup%=(Markup Price-Cost)/(Markup Price)

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Make sure that you are following the correct procedure.

Adding 10%: 200 [×] 10 [%] [+]

Subtract 10%: 200 [×] 10 [%] [-]

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AP Calculus requires a graphing calculator.

Any graphing or scientific calculator is permitted on the following as long as it does not have a QWERTY keyboard, electronic writing pad or a pen-input/stylus-driven interface:

PSAT/NMSQT, SAT I

SAT II Math, IC & IIC

AP Statistics (graphing expected)

AP Chemistry

AP Physics

May 27, 2011 | Casio Parts Cash Register PC Desktop

The selector you are asking about is the "decimal selector". The result displayed/printed, will be in a format according to the position that you have selected as follows:

f = floating (the result will be in the number of decimal places that were entered on the keyboard

4= fixed 4 decimal places (x.0000)

3= fixed 3 decimal places (x.000)

2= fixed 2 decimal places (x.00)

0= fixed 0 decimal places (x)

add 2= (add mode*,fixed 2 places) ($.00)

Note* "ad mode" automatically enters the decimal place when entering the number on the keyboard. If you enter "123", the displayed ammount will be "1.23". If you enter "1", the display will read ".01". This is a useful setting when adding a list of numbers in a dollars/cents format, however, be careful, if entering a whole dollar ammount "three dollars" be sure to enter the decimal point, or enter the number as "300". If you don't, the result will be ".03", instead of the 3 dollars you intended.

f = floating (the result will be in the number of decimal places that were entered on the keyboard

4= fixed 4 decimal places (x.0000)

3= fixed 3 decimal places (x.000)

2= fixed 2 decimal places (x.00)

0= fixed 0 decimal places (x)

add 2= (add mode*,fixed 2 places) ($.00)

Note* "ad mode" automatically enters the decimal place when entering the number on the keyboard. If you enter "123", the displayed ammount will be "1.23". If you enter "1", the display will read ".01". This is a useful setting when adding a list of numbers in a dollars/cents format, however, be careful, if entering a whole dollar ammount "three dollars" be sure to enter the decimal point, or enter the number as "300". If you don't, the result will be ".03", instead of the 3 dollars you intended.

May 20, 2011 | Royal 29307U Calculator

CUT: Values are cut off to the number of decimal places speicified by the current Decimal Place Selector setting

UP: Values are rounded up to the number of decimal places speicified by the current Decimal Place Selector setting

5/4: Values are rounded off (0,1,2,3,4 are cut off; 5,6,7,8,9 are rounded up) to the number of decimal places speicified by the current Decimal Place Selector setting

UP: Values are rounded up to the number of decimal places speicified by the current Decimal Place Selector setting

5/4: Values are rounded off (0,1,2,3,4 are cut off; 5,6,7,8,9 are rounded up) to the number of decimal places speicified by the current Decimal Place Selector setting

May 04, 2011 | Corporate Express CEB95005 Calculator

2nd [format] 4 enter
thats 4 decimal places which should be enough for any question

Jan 15, 2011 | Texas Instruments BA-II Plus Calculator

Press SETUP 0 0 4. See page 8 of the manual at http://files.sharpusa.com/Downloads/ForHome/HomeOffice/Calculators/Manuals/cal_man_EL738.pdf

Jun 03, 2009 | Sharp EL-738 Scientific Calculator

Your BA II PLUS stores numeric values internally to an accuracy of 13 digits. However, the numbers it displays depends on the number of decimal places to which you have it set (choice of 0–9 or floating decimal). To set the number of decimal places displayed to three: hit [2ND][FORMAT][5][ENTER]This setting also continues indefinitely (even though the calculator is turned off and on) until it is changed.

Apr 24, 2009 | Texas Instruments BA-II Plus Calculator

I found this solution on the HP website. Turn it on, and do what it says. Then turn it off and back on again, and the extra decimal places should show.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?dlc=en&lc=en&cc=us&docname=bpia5183

- Press and release the gold PREFIX key (f).
- Press the number key for the desired number of decimal places (0 through 9).

Mar 25, 2009 | HP 12c Calculator

2ND [FIX] 4

Jan 14, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-30XA Calculator

Try pushing and releasing [f], then [4]. This will give you 4 decimal places. (It follows that if you want 5 decimal places, push 5 instead of 4, etc). If that doesn't work, you can try taking the batteries out and putting them back in which should reset it to 2 decimal places, then set it where you want it following the above.

If it continues to malfunction I suggest taking the batteries out for 24 hours to allow a static discharge. This will lose anything you stored in the calculator, setting it back to how it came from the factory.

If it continues to malfunction I suggest taking the batteries out for 24 hours to allow a static discharge. This will lose anything you stored in the calculator, setting it back to how it came from the factory.

Nov 29, 2007 | HP 12c Calculator

Sep 11, 2014 | Texas Instruments BA-II Plus Calculator

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