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Ti-89 My calculator gives the answer like 37/2.But I want it to tell me as 18.5.How can I do that?

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Divide 37 by 2 but then put a decimal after the two.

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Easy! You can do either of the following:

(1) When you already have 37/2 as an answer... Press [F2] algebra, then go down 5: approx (, enter, and finally press in 37/2, enter again, and voila! 18.5....or type in approx(37/2)

(2) When you want your answer in decimal form, but don't want to break it down to two steps.... Press [your argument here] [green diamond button] [enter]

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