Question about Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

My answers are always displayed in fraction form such as 3/5. I want it to be displayed in decimal such as .09876. How do i change the settings?

Go to mode and scroll down to exact/approx, exact will give fractions, approximate will give decimal, change it to approximate and press enter twice to save it, that should solve it, let me know of any other questions that you may have

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

At the same time, calculation results are displayed as fractions (or with roots or pi) whenever possible. Pressing the CHANGE button repeatedly will change these to decimal answers.

If you prefer to always get decimal results you need to

Press 2ndF and MATH to enter SET UP. Now press 2 for EDITOR.

There are now two options: 0: W-VIEW, and 1: LINE

Press 1 for Linear display mode to disable the WriteView display, and to get decimals as your answers.

To return to the WriteView display, go through the steps above but press 0 for W-VIEW.

Feb 07, 2011 | Sharp ELW516 Scientific Calculator

<span><b>Getting Decimal Answers by Disabling WriteView<img src="elw516.gif" /> on the Sharp EL-W516 Calculator<br /><br /></b>The Sharp EL-W516's WriteView display uses multiple lines to display mathematics as it is seen on a page. Fractions are shown as fractions, exponents as exponents, integrals as integrals, and so on. This makes entering calculations easier, and reduces the chance of errors. <br /><br />At the same time, calculation results are displayed as fractions (or with roots or pi) whenever possible. Pressing the CHANGE button repeatedly will change these to decimal answers. <br />If you prefer to always get decimal results you need to <b>disable</b> <b>the WriteView display mode</b>. Doing this will make the calculator display like the Sharp EL-546W when in NORMAL mode. Answers will be given as decimals, but fractions will no longer look like fractions. In general, you will still need to follow the EL-W516 instructions.<br /><b>Disabling WriteView<br /></b><br />Press 2ndF and MATH to enter SET UP. Now press 2 for EDITOR.<br /><br />There are now two options: 0: W-VIEW, and 1: LINE<br /><br />Press 1 for Linear display mode to disable the WriteView display, and to get decimals as your answers.<br /><br />To return to the WriteView display, go through the steps above but press 0 for W-VIEW.<br /><br /><b>NOTE</b>: It is not possible to have decimals as the default answer form when in WriteView mode. <br /></span>

on Mar 04, 2011 | Sharp ELW516 Scientific Calculator

To convert a single result from fraction to decimal, press SD. To have all results come out in decimal, press SHIFT MODE 2 to select LineIO mode.

Sep 26, 2010 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

For converting answers in decimal to fraction or fraction to decimal there is a S<->D key above delete key.If the answers is in fractional form press this key and it will be converted to decimal form.

Jun 04, 2010 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

If the result is already calculated and displayed, press the
[S<=>D] key It will convert a fraction or radical to decimal. This
is always possible. If the result is decimal it may be converted to a
fraction or a radical (Not always possible).

If the expression to be evaluated is still in the command line and you have not pressed the [=] key, you can force the result to be displayed in decimal format by pressing [SHIFT][=] instead of just [=].

More permanently. If you do not care for fractions and radicals, set the Input/Outpout mode to LineIO. To do do press [SHIFT][MODE] to access the (SETUP) screen and select [2:LineIO]

If the expression to be evaluated is still in the command line and you have not pressed the [=] key, you can force the result to be displayed in decimal format by pressing [SHIFT][=] instead of just [=].

More permanently. If you do not care for fractions and radicals, set the Input/Outpout mode to LineIO. To do do press [SHIFT][MODE] to access the (SETUP) screen and select [2:LineIO]

May 17, 2010 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

Here is what you do:

1) Press the Mode button.

2) Scroll down the list that appears until you find "Exact/Approx".

3) Change the setting for "Exact/Approx" to Exact.

4) Press enter to save the settings change.

You have three possible settings for "Exact/Approx":

1) Auto - The calculator will try to determine the best format.

2) Exact - The calculator will always give the answer in fraction form.

3) Approximate - The calculator will always give the answer in decimal form.

1) Press the Mode button.

2) Scroll down the list that appears until you find "Exact/Approx".

3) Change the setting for "Exact/Approx" to Exact.

4) Press enter to save the settings change.

You have three possible settings for "Exact/Approx":

1) Auto - The calculator will try to determine the best format.

2) Exact - The calculator will always give the answer in fraction form.

3) Approximate - The calculator will always give the answer in decimal form.

Nov 15, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

This is what I did. Go to Math/ 9.Algebra/ 5.approx(

Jun 24, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

try this, press shift mode, then line 10. It will make it permanent. the answer will always be in decimals. if you are using a casio with ES models.

Jun 14, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

Enter the fraction for example: enter 8/12.

The answer will be .666666

Then click Math (which is located under the Alpha button).

Click the ->Frac button (the first one).

It should come up as Ans->Frac.

Click Enter.

It should now read 2/3 which is 8/12 reduced.

Note: I have a TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, and the TI-84 Plus might not have this function, but that is how I do it on my TI-84 Plus Silver Edition

The answer will be .666666

Then click Math (which is located under the Alpha button).

Click the ->Frac button (the first one).

It should come up as Ans->Frac.

Click Enter.

It should now read 2/3 which is 8/12 reduced.

Note: I have a TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, and the TI-84 Plus might not have this function, but that is how I do it on my TI-84 Plus Silver Edition

Nov 08, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

To change from Fraction display to Decimal display on the Casio fx-300ES (and probably other calculators)

1) Press the "SHIFT" button

2) Press the "MODE/SETUP" button

3) Press the "2" button

This Changes it to LINEIO (Decimal)

Doing all of the above but pressing the "1" button instead of the "2" puts it back into MATHIO mode (Fraction)

Hope this Helps

(SHIFT)(MODE/SETUP)(2) to change to decimal

1) Press the "SHIFT" button

2) Press the "MODE/SETUP" button

3) Press the "2" button

This Changes it to LINEIO (Decimal)

Doing all of the above but pressing the "1" button instead of the "2" puts it back into MATHIO mode (Fraction)

Hope this Helps

(SHIFT)(MODE/SETUP)(2) to change to decimal

Nov 07, 2008 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

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