# Alg has shown up on my 12c how do i get it back to orginial format

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I presume you're on a Platinum since the non-Platinum 12Cs don't have an algebraic mode.

To switch back to RPN, press f [RPN]. That's the yellow "f" key followed by the "CHS" key.

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