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?

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.

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

Move selector switch to (add 2) then when you enter a number it aumatically insterst decima. Example enter 1234 and it will print out,

12.34

12.34

Jun 15, 2015 | Casio HR 100TM Portable Printing...

Your calculator is set to scientific notation. To get out, press f followed by a digit representing the number of digits you want after the decimal point. To have two digits after the decimal point, for example, press f 2.

Oct 10, 2013 | HP 12c Calculator

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

Decimal Point and Separator Symbols

You can use the display setup (Disp) screen to specify the symbols you want for the decimal point and 3-digit separator.

• To change the decimal point and separator symbol setting, press the MODE key a number of times until you reach the setup screen shown below.

Display the selection screen. (Disp) 1.

Press the number key ( 1 or 2) that corresponds to the setting you want to use.

1(Dot): Period decimal point, comma separator

2(Comma): Comma decimal point, period separator

You can use the display setup (Disp) screen to specify the symbols you want for the decimal point and 3-digit separator.

• To change the decimal point and separator symbol setting, press the MODE key a number of times until you reach the setup screen shown below.

Display the selection screen. (Disp) 1.

Press the number key ( 1 or 2) that corresponds to the setting you want to use.

1(Dot): Period decimal point, comma separator

2(Comma): Comma decimal point, period separator

Nov 27, 2010 | Casio FX-300MS Calculator

PRINT KEY:
To save paper you can only print what is displayed, even
in non-print mode.
Pressing after the entry of a number will print the entry
with the symbol “#” even in non-print mode.
Pressing will insert a separator into a number entry
such as a code, date, etc. Separators are displayed as a
period and dashes but printed as periods.
MEMORY + KEY / PRINT ON / OFF KEY:
Pressing selects print mode or non-print mode.
Cause the calculator to operate in a display / print or
display only mode, depending upon the calculator’s
present state.
“P” on the display: Print mode.
“NP” on the display: Non-print mode.
MEMORY – KEY / DECIMAL SELECTION KEY:
Pressing sets the number of decimal places in
the result.
“F” on the display:
The answer is displayed in the floating decimal system.
“3, 2, 1, 0” on the display:
Presets the number of decimal places in the answer.
“A” on the display (Add mode):
The decimal point in addition and subtraction entries is
automatically positioned to the 2nd digit from the lowest
digit of entry number. Use of the add mode permits
addition and subtraction of numbers without entry of
the decimal point. Use of , and will
automatically override the add mode and decimally
correct answers will be printed.

Aug 18, 2010 | Sharp EL-1611P Calculator

Have you tried messing around with the decimal setting and setting if to F (floating) or somethings besides 2? This should affect your inputting of numbers however. You're not hitting the percent key (%) by any chance, are you. I don't have this calculator but I'm not aware of any function that inserts a decimal point in a number that you enter (other than the percent key). The decimal setting should only affect the number of decimal points in the answer. Good luck and let us know how you make out. I'm curious.

Mar 07, 2010 | Sharp EL-1197P Calculator

Check this HP FAQ:

Setting a Fixed Decimal Place You can download the manual and user guides for your calculator from here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=81575&lang=en&

For more information, Faqs & how-Tosgo the HP support homepage for your calculator:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=81575&

Introduction This document describes how to set the desired number of decimal places on the HP 12c calculator in standard format. It also covers how to enter a number in scientific notation. Instructions for standard format

Introduction This document describes how to set the desired number of decimal places on the HP 12c calculator in standard format. It also covers how to enter a number in scientific notation. Instructions for standard format

Setting a Fixed Decimal Place You can download the manual and user guides for your calculator from here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=81575&lang=en&

For more information, Faqs & how-Tosgo the HP support homepage for your calculator:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=81575&

Introduction This document describes how to set the desired number of decimal places on the HP 12c calculator in standard format. It also covers how to enter a number in scientific notation. Instructions for standard format

- Press and release .
- Press the number key for the desired number of decimal places to be displayed to the right of the decimal point (0 through 9). The calculator displays a maximum of 10 digits.

Introduction This document describes how to set the desired number of decimal places on the HP 12c calculator in standard format. It also covers how to enter a number in scientific notation. Instructions for standard format

- Press and release .
- Press the number key for the desired number of decimal places to be displayed to the right of the decimal point (0 through 9). The calculator displays a maximum of 10 digits.

Aug 24, 2009 | HP 12c Calculator

Set the +43210F switch to + (or 2).

On some models it is A43210F, then use A (or 2).

+ mode will let you enter numbers (monetary) without the decimal point and assumes cents; 2 mode will just round to 2 decimals, but you must enter the decimal.

On some models it is A43210F, then use A (or 2).

+ mode will let you enter numbers (monetary) without the decimal point and assumes cents; 2 mode will just round to 2 decimals, but you must enter the decimal.

May 05, 2008 | Calculators

To enter the date

1. Be sure to switch to "rate set" from GT

2. Enter the month

3. Press the decimal point

4. Enter the day

5. Press the decimal point

6. Enter the year

Example 3.09.2007

7. Press the button that look like a clock/calendar

To enter the time

1. Be sure to switch to "rate set" from GT

2. Enter the hour (please use military time)

3. Press the decimal

4. Enter the minutes

Example: 13.24 or 9.24

5. Press the button that look like a clock/calendar

Then change the "rate set" back to the GT setting.

1. Be sure to switch to "rate set" from GT

2. Enter the month

3. Press the decimal point

4. Enter the day

5. Press the decimal point

6. Enter the year

Example 3.09.2007

7. Press the button that look like a clock/calendar

To enter the time

1. Be sure to switch to "rate set" from GT

2. Enter the hour (please use military time)

3. Press the decimal

4. Enter the minutes

Example: 13.24 or 9.24

5. Press the button that look like a clock/calendar

Then change the "rate set" back to the GT setting.

Mar 12, 2008 | Sharp EL-2196BL Calculator

You have to set how the calculator handles numbers. To do this follow these steps:
1. Press the 'MODE' button. This brings up the calculator's main settings page.
2. Scroll down until you reach a field titled 'Exact/Approx...'. This is the setting for how the calculator handles numbers, whether it will show the exact answer (which is usually in fraction format) or whether it will show an approximate number (which will be in decimal format).
3. Press the right arrow which will bring up the options for that setting. You must now choose between three ways of handling numbers:
-'1:AUTO' will determine which type of answer the calculator will give based on what numbers you want it to calculate (e.g. if you want an answer in decimal format just add a decimal somewhere in your problem).
-'2:EXACT' will automatically display all answers in either whole number format or in fraction format.
-'3:APPROXIMATE' will automatically display all answers in decimal format.
4. After you have selected one of those options press enter one more time to get out of the 'MODE' dialogue and return to the 'HOME' screen. Now try a problem and see what happens.
Personally I like using 'AUTO' because then I don't have to keep returning to 'MODE' when I want either or.
Hope this helped, I had the same problem when I first started using the TI-89.

Sep 18, 2007 | Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

Jan 26, 2016 | Sharp EL-1197P Calculator

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