Question about Sharp EL-531VB Calculator

You just have to hit the second button from the left, third row down. It says "a b/c" on it.

Posted on Apr 10, 2011

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

If you have just calculated some value and it is displayed in decimal format, you may be able to recover the exact fraction by pressing the key (change) or the fraction key [a b/c] itself.

Sep 24, 2014 | Sharp El-520x Advanced Scientific...

<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

Hi there,

Unfortunately the EL738 does not have the ability to convert decimals to fractions

Unfortunately the EL738 does not have the ability to convert decimals to fractions

Feb 10, 2014 | Sharp EL-738 Financial Calculator

If you have a key marked **[change]** press it to toggle from improper fraction to decimal to mixed number.

If you do not have the [change] key, press the** [a b/c] **key to change from decimal to mixed number. Press **[2ndF] [a b/c] **to convert to improper fraction.

If you do not have the [change] key, press the

Dec 08, 2013 | Sharp el-531x scientific calculator

Read the manual. Each calc. different.

Oct 22, 2012 | Sharp el-531x scientific calculator

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

To change from fraction to decimal, all it takes is a keypress. (change key)

.Not all decimal results (approximations) will be converted to fractions.

Anyway, if you want to set the calculator to display decimal results only,

Press SETUP

Press 2:EDITOR

Select 1:LINE.

.Not all decimal results (approximations) will be converted to fractions.

Anyway, if you want to set the calculator to display decimal results only,

Press SETUP

Press 2:EDITOR

Select 1:LINE.

Jan 30, 2011 | Sharp ELW535 Calculator

To change from fraction to decimal, all it takes is a keypress. (change key)

.Not all decimal results (approximations) will be converted to fractions.

Anyway, if you want to set the calculator to display decimal results only,

Press SETUP

Press 2:EDITOR

Select 1:LINE.

.Not all decimal results (approximations) will be converted to fractions.

Anyway, if you want to set the calculator to display decimal results only,

Press SETUP

Press 2:EDITOR

Select 1:LINE.

Jan 26, 2011 | Sharp ELW535 Calculator

After you perform the calculations and press the = key, you can hit the ab/c key to toggle between decimal and fraction. Try .75= then you can toggle between 1/4 and .75

Oct 14, 2010 | Sharp EL-531VB Calculator

You just have to hit the second button from the left, third row down. It says "a b/c" on it.

Mar 08, 2010 | Sharp Office Equipment & Supplies

Apr 24, 2014 | Sharp EL-531VB Calculator

Apr 24, 2014 | Sharp EL-531VB Calculator

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