Question about Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

When i try to solve a problem all many answer come in fractions and not regular answers, and i dont know how to change it back where i get regular answers. I need to know how to do this for my chemistry and calculus class

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You have to set how the calculator handles numbers. To do this follow these steps: 1. Press the 'MODE' button. This brings up the calculator's main settings page. 2. Scroll down until you reach a field titled 'Exact/Approx...'. This is the setting for how the calculator handles numbers, whether it will show the exact answer (which is usually in fraction format) or whether it will show an approximate number (which will be in decimal format). 3. Press the right arrow which will bring up the options for that setting. You must now choose between three ways of handling numbers: -'1:AUTO' will determine which type of answer the calculator will give based on what numbers you want it to calculate (e.g. if you want an answer in decimal format just add a decimal somewhere in your problem). -'2:EXACT' will automatically display all answers in either whole number format or in fraction format. -'3:APPROXIMATE' will automatically display all answers in decimal format. 4. After you have selected one of those options pres enter one more time to get out of the 'MODE' dialogue and return to the 'HOME' screen. Now try a problem and see what happens. Personally I like using 'AUTO' because then I don't have to keep returning to 'MODE' when I want either or. Hope this helped, I had the same problem when I first started using the TI-89.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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Posted on Sep 20, 2007

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After calculation, just press key [SD] to display it as decimal number.

If you want to see solutions as decimal numbers press [SHIFT][MODE][2].

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If you want to see solutions as decimal numbers press [SHIFT][MODE][2].

Please rate my answer if I helped you :)

Sep 07, 2011 •
Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

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There is nothing to fix as what you describe is not a flaw, it is a feature. You calculator has a key marked CHANGE between (x,y) key and ) key. To change a result from fraction to decimal or from decimal to fraction, you press the CHANGE key.

Sep 05, 2011 •
Sharp ELW535 Calculator

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I know that you can press the S↔D just above the DEL key. By pressing this key the answer will toggle between fraction and decimal display. As far as locking the calculator into a mode that will default to decimal results, well... that's why I'm here looking.

Jul 13, 2009 •
Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

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Hello,

Sorry to disappoint you but there is no special key to (solve) ratio problems. It does however have a key to enter mixed fractions (**[a b/c]** ) and a key combination to convert between mixed and improper fractions [SHIFT] [d/c].

Hope it helps.

Sorry to disappoint you but there is no special key to (solve) ratio problems. It does however have a key to enter mixed fractions (

Hope it helps.

May 06, 2009 •
Casio FX-300MS Calculator

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i don't no

Mar 07, 2009 •
Sharp EL-520WBBK Calculator

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Hi Dear, there are several solutions

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- In ms excel type a fraction formula and in tools--> formula auditing -->
- Please download offcemath.msi for MS Word 2007 from www.office.microsoft.com and install it.

its calculator part will show you the steps of solving fractions in insert--> equations-->maths. - Alternatively you can download microsoft math trial from www.microsoft.com this will show you all steps.

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Mar 04, 2009 •
Core Learning Fractions Step-By-Step...

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follow the following sequence of steps

mode>exact/approx and then select approx

mode>exact/approx and then select approx

Jun 05, 2008 •
Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

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go to mode and scroll down to exact/approx, exact will give fractions, approximate will give decimal, change it to approximate and press enter twice to save it, that should solve it, let me know of any other questions that you may have

Mar 21, 2008 •
Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

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I bought a classpad 300 plus but I dont know how to operate it. I saw some books for classpad 300 and I really want to buy some. However everytime I try to buy, there is always a classpad that goes with the books . Can I buy books for classpad with out buying a calculator anymore?

Sep 13, 2007 •
Casio ClassPad 300 Calculator

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