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 15C basic question >>Message #1 Posted by dbusse on 9 Apr 2003, 1:47 p.m. I just got the 15C and don't have a manual yet (coming in a few days). How do I set the number of significant digits after the decimal? Thanks.

 Re: 15C basic question >>Message #2 Posted by Barry Schwartz on 9 Apr 2003, 2:32 p.m.,in response to message #1 by dbusse You can set the number of digits displayed in several ways: 1. f FIX n where n can be from 0 to 9 sets the calculator in fixed mode where n is the number of digits after the decimal. 2. f SCI n where n can be from 0 to 9 sets the calculator in scientific mode where n is the number of digits after the decimal but the display shows an exponent such that there is always 1 digit to the left of the decimal. Because of the space for the exponent, the maximum number of digits displayed after the decimal is six. 3. f ENG n where n can be from 0 to 9 is similar to SCI except that the calculator shows all exponents in multiples of three. Also, n is now the maximum number of digits displayed . The displayed number of digits after the decimal will vary because the calculator only changes the exponent in increments of three.

 Perfect. Thanks Barry. nt.Message #3 Posted by dbusse on 9 Apr 2003, 2:43 p.m.,in response to message #2 by Barry Schwartz /

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