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# I am really unfamiliar with the keys.

Can you tell me where I would find the fractions button?

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It should be marked with 'a b/c'

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Does what I said sound too difficult? Well, Cheer up. TI has issued a major upgrade to the OS of the TI84PLUS/TI84PLUS SE. Download the OS version 2.53 MP and install it on your calculator. The easiest way to do so is to open TIConnect on your computer, connect the calculator to the computer and click the UPDATES button in the TI Connect main window.

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