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HP 17II+ Settings

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How do I set the number of decimal places I would like to display (i.e., .0096 will come up as .01...big problem on a test).
Thanks much,
Someone who lost her manual

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    how do you change the decimal display settings on an hp 17b calculator

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Try this link for the manual

Press ALL, this will give the most accurate # at any time

or press DISP and press FIX then type in the # of decimal places,
(0-11) then press INPUT

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Does not register decimal places at times


Some calculators, and spreadsheets, do not display decimals when your answer is a whole number, unless you specifically set it to a certain number of decimal places.

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Paul

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HP 12 C display does not show entire numbers. How do I fix?


If you mean it is not showing everything after the decimal point, you can change that by pressing the [f] key followed by the number of decimal places to display. For example, to restrict it to 2 places, press [f][2]. If you want to see 4 places, press [f][4].

To show all possible decimal places, use the sequence [f][9].
From the manual (http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00363319.pdf):
"To display a different number of decimal places, press f followed by a digit key (0 through 9) specifying the number of decimal places. In the following examples, notice how the displayed form of the number inside the calculator - 14.87456320 - is rounded to the specified number of digits."


25096057-rvrejqbjq4zuw4cbinsyjvsy-5-0.png "Although nine decimal places were
specified after f, only eight are
displayed since the display can
show a total of only 10 digits. "
The standard display format, plus the specified number of decimal places, remain in effect until you change them; they are not reset each time the calculator is turned on. However, if Continuous Memory is reset, when the calculator is next turned on numbers will be displayed in the standard display format with two decimal places
shown.
If a calculated answer is either too small or too large to be displayed in the standard display format, the display format automatically switches to scientific notation. The display returns to the standard display format for all numbers that can be displayed in that format.
http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00363319.pdf

Sep 12, 2014 | HP 12c Calculator

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Rounding nearest


Set the display to 2 decimal places then use the [RND] function. See how the manual describes the Round operation.

23101423-rvrejqbjq4zuw4cbinsyjvsy-5-0.png Brief example:
01- 42 2 [f][2]
02- 42 14 [f][RND]
03- 42 9 [f][9]
The above program takes the number displayed and rounds to 2 decimal places (nearest 100th), then displays all decimal places.
If you entered 2.876 and ran the program, it would display 2.880000000.

Jan 24, 2014 | HP 12c Calculator

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HP12c seems to not have enough room for numbers BEFORE the decimal point. I try to enter the number "85" and all that will show up is the 8.000000000


Initial Setup

One adjustment is important before we get started. By default the 12C displays only two decimal places. This is not enough. Personally, I like to see five decimal places, but you may prefer some other number. To change the display, press "F" and then the number of decimal places you wish to display. I would press "F 5 " to display 5 decimal places. That's it, the calculator is ready to go.
You need to hold the "F" key.---------

    1. Press and release the gold PREFIX key (f).
    2. Press the number key for the desired number of decimal places (0 through 9).
------------ Click this link below and follow the procedure:--- http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/07/hp-12c-calculator-help.html
----------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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What is the default setting for the f cut 5/4 and the 4320 add 2 I don't know what to have these options set at thanks EW Seattle


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.

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My answers always come in fractions by default. how do i change the settings so they come in decimal points by default? further. how do i change the settings to have the answer in decimal points up to 4...


Press SHIFT MODE 2 to select the LineIO mode. To select the number of displayed digits in fixed decimal notation, press SHIFT MODE 6 and select the desired number of digits.

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I have an HP 12C calculator and I cannot find the user manual and I cannot remember how to change the no. of decimal places?


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&
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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
  1. Press and release c01774993.jpg .
  2. 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.
The display will show the specified number of decimal places. The answer will be rounded to the number of digits selected. Example (standard format) If the number in the display is 14.87456320, the display will be changed as follows: Keystroke Display c01774994.jpg 14.8746 c01774995.jpg 14.9 c01774996.jpg 15 c01774997.jpg 14.87456320 Instructions for scientific notation Use scientific notation for very large or very small numbers. Type in the mantissa. After pressing, c01774998.jpg the next numbers keyed in are exponents of 10. Press c01774569.jpg . If during an operation a result has more than 10 digits, the calculator automatically displays the number in scientific notation
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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
  1. Press and release c01774993.jpg .
  2. 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.
The display will show the specified number of decimal places. The answer will be rounded to the number of digits selected. Example (standard format) If the number in the display is 14.87456320, the display will be changed as follows: Keystroke Display c01774994.jpg 14.8746 c01774995.jpg 14.9 c01774996.jpg 15 c01774997.jpg 14.87456320 Instructions for scientific notation Use scientific notation for very large or very small numbers. Type in the mantissa. After pressing, c01774998.jpg the next numbers keyed in are exponents of 10. Press c01774569.jpg . If during an operation a result has more than 10 digits, the calculator automatically displays the number in scientific notation

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Default decimal settings


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][3][ENTER]This setting also continues indefinitely (even though the calculator is turned off and on) until it is changed.

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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.

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I want to increase the number of decimal places


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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
  1. Press and release the gold PREFIX key (f).
  2. Press the number key for the desired number of decimal places (0 through 9).
The display will show the specified number of decimal places. The answer will be rounded to the number of digits selected.

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