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# Fraction problem My calculator won't solve my fractions. For example I will put in 1/2 and my answer will be 1/2 instead of .5. It answers my fractions with the lowest possible fraction instead of decimals..how do I fix this?

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Follow the following sequence of steps
mode>exact/approx and then select approx

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