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Why calculator wont -minus a % amount properly it just doubles the amount. Eample 100 - 10% = 900 ???????????? Please help me change this

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You are actually telling the calc to do 100-10 then convert it to percent. so 100-10 is 90 and what percent is this would be 9000%, but if you actually mean 900% then you have to have a switch turned on that makes it advance the decimal place on the 100 and not the 10%. i would read the users manual in detail, not just about the % but everything or maybe start changing the swtiches and see where you end up.

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Minus and change-sign are two completely different things. Minus is used to subtract one number from another. When you press minus when the input line is empty, your telling the calculator to subtract. The only way it can subtract the number you're about to put in is to subtract it from something else, and that something else is the previous answer, hence the "Ans."

If you want to input a negative number, use the change-sign key. If you want to subtract one number from another number, use the minus key.

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You can use either of this 2 equations.

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You can download the manual from
http://downloads.canon.com/cpr/software/calculator/P170-DH-(USA-HWB).pdf

128000 - 10000 then press = or chain the calculation by pressing + or - and the number you want to add or subtract.

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1. Enter your beginning balance
2. Press the minus (-) key
3. Enter the amount of a check
4. Press the equal (=) key. Balance will be displayed.
5. Press the minus (-) key
6. Enter the amount of a check
7. Press the equal (=) key. Balance will be displayed

Repeat steps 5 through 7 as necessary.

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5. Press the plus (+) key
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7. Press the (=) key. Balance will be displayed

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Hello,
The calculator has two minus signs
  1. The regular MINUS sign which is used with the subtraction operation. This operation is binary, requiring two operands (two terms). In a-b, a and be are the operands (they very specific names, but I will skip this detail).
  2. The negation or change sign. This operation is called unary, requiring one operand. -a means take the negative of the number a.
These are the technicalities, in which you may not be interested. On calculators, the two operations are implemented differently, with two signs, the regular minus sign -- , and the change sign (-) usually smaller in size than the regular -- sign and raised above the main line.

Examples. Let (-) be the negation and -- the regular minus.
  • If you enter (-) 12 the TI84Plus accepts it and calculates the negative of 12.
  • If you enter 12 (-) 13 the TI protests with a syntax error
  • If you enter 12 ( (-) 13) the calculator interprets it as 12* (-13) and calculates -156.
  • If you enter --12, the calculator displays Ans--12, where Ans is the last result calculated. If Ans happens to be 0, the new result is obviously the one you are expecting. But if Ans holds a non zero value, this is incorrect.
Suppose you have to calculate X^(-2)*X^(-1/3)
You can enter it exactly as it is written above. In this case, you must use the change sign (-) in both factors.
You can also decide to use the power rules and enter the expression as X^( -2 --1/3). In this case the first minus is the negation and the second is the regular minus.

I could go on with a few more examples, but that will take us away from your present concern.

In short.
  1. If the minus sign is the leftmost (first) symbol in your function (after the Y1=) you should use the negation. Any subsequent minus should be the regular minus --
  2. If the minus sign is the first symbol in an exponent, you must use the negation. Any subsequent minus in the expression of an exponent should be the regular minus --
I hope it did not bore you death with details you do not care to know about. I do hope that it will help you prevent this type of syntax errors.

Do not forget to rate the solution

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Every time i punch in 1000 - 500 i keep getting a negative sign in front of my numbers. and the = doesnt work. please help


Hello,
Calculators usually have two minuses, the regular minus sign and the change sign sometimes labeled (-) or (+/-). The latter is not meant to effect a subtraction, but to take the negative of the number you just entered. Big difference, would you say, but the syntax is different.
Ex: 15 - 7 is a subtraction with result 8
10 (-) displays -10 on the screen.
In some calculators the change sign is smaller than the regular minus, and is raised above the main line.
Hope it helps.

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