I am having a problem with setting this calculator to put the decimal in place without actually having to put it in maually? Forgive me for my kindergarten-like language when talking about this, as I am far from a guru or wiz on calculators! All I know is when I want to enter $300.00, I want to be able to key it in without hitting the decimal manually like I have been able to with past calculators?
Any help is much appreciated!
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Re: decimal selector problem??
The decimal switch goes to +.
This is the setting for money, so 300.00 would be entered as 30000.
2,3,4,5 just rounds to that many digits past the decimal, but the decimal must be entered in these settings
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In the product details of this calculator, it states that there is a "decimal point selector." This is normally a slider starting with the letter F followed by the numbers 0123 etc. It is probably on 0. You can set the number of decimals to whatever you want, or use F for full numbers. For example, if you set this to 2, you should always get 2 decimals.
There are switches at the top just under the screen called the "Rounding Switch" and the "Decimal Point Selector Switch".
With the rounding switch you can select rounding up or down, but you may also want to use the second switch to show more digits after the decimal. Put it in the "F" position to show all decimal places. When it is in the 0, 1, 2 positions, it strips off and round the numbers.
Here is the link to the manual as well, look at the section detailing the "Decimal Point Selector Switch".
(You will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader to look at the manual.)
The selector you are asking about is the "decimal selector". The result displayed/printed, will be in a format according to the position that you have selected as follows:
f = floating (the result will be in the number of decimal places that were entered on the keyboard
4= fixed 4 decimal places (x.0000)
3= fixed 3 decimal places (x.000)
2= fixed 2 decimal places (x.00)
0= fixed 0 decimal places (x)
add 2= (add mode*,fixed 2 places) ($.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.
Check the Decimal / Add Selector. It shoul be set to "A" (Add mode), to permit addition and
subtraction of numbers without entry of the decimal point.
You may also want to download the SHARP EL-1801P Operation Manual
You need to be in add mode, and have 2 decimal places selected for the result. To change to add mode, make sure the 'K . A' switch is in the 'A' position. To get 2 decimal places in the answer, move the selector in the 'F 6 3 2 1 0' switch to the '2' position.