# I am trying to use the fraction button but instead a backwards L pops up and various other problems with other keys. It is in mode M and D according to the top.

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On old calculators fraction elements are separated by what you call a "backward L". If there is only one "backward L", the number to its left is the numerator, and the one on its right is the denominator.
If you have two "backward L", you are dealing with mixed numbers: The first number (to the left) is the integer portion. The number in the middle is the numerator of the fraction part, and the last number is the denominator of the fraction part.
Ex: 3 1/2 appears as 3 u 1 u 2. Here u stands for your "backward L".

As to your "various other problems with other keys" I am sorry I cannot imagine what you mean you will have to say more.

If you wan to see stacked fractions (multi-level ones) as you enter them, set Input/Output mode to MathIO. To do so, press [SHIFT][MODE] and select [1:MathIO].

If you do not want stacked fractions, press [SHIFT][MODE][2:LineIO].

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Hello,

If you call a simple addition a problem it is no wonder that everything seems so difficult.
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Similarly, if you enter square root of 2 and it displays as a radical, you convert it to a decimal by pressing the key [S<->D].

The fraction and radical formats allow you to do exact claculations. But if you do not want to hear about that you can just press [SHIFT][MODE][2:LineIO] : Your calculator will do things the old way, but you will lose some important functionalities.
My suggestion is to set the default mode [MathIO] by pressing [SHIFT][MODE][MathIO] and to press the [S<->D] key to convert to decimal.

Hope it helps.

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Hope this Helps

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