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When i type in .01 * .01 why wont the calculator show me the decimal?!

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It's showing you 1E-4, isn't it? That means 1 times 10 to the minus 4.

If the absolute value of a result is less than 10^-3, as in this case, the calculator will always display it in scientific (or engineering) notation, with a mantissa and an exponent of ten. This is the way the calculator works.

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