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My caculator (ti-83) is not displaying my answers correctly. I am trying to do .25 to the 6th power and it keeps displaying it in scientific notation. My mode is set to normal and is on float. Please help!!!!

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244140625 is the answer to 25^6 but as for your issue, if you are in scientific mode and punch in 25 X^y (X to the power y) 6 and then press enter, it should display this result.
My guess is simply that you aren't pressing ENTER to get the result of the calculation since we know the calculator is more than capable of displaying the above result on it's screen!

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