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I lost my decimal point

I used to be able to enter numbers and it would set the decimal point after the last 2 numbers automatically. It won't do that now unless I press the decimal point. How do I fix it?

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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.

You can see the above described at

this Sharp.com page which shows the users manual. The manual shows examples.

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