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# My Ti-84 plus gives me an answer of "4E-4" when I multiply .02 times itself. How can I get it to show me the decimal answer instead of the E

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Unfortunately, you can't. From the manual:

If [...] the answer cannot display in 10 digits (or the absolute value is less than 0.001), the TI-84Plus expresses the answer in scientifc notation.

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