|Re: converting units|
Message #2 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 8 Sept 2004, 1:12 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Brady Wilson
let's take a brief tour. Find the  key and check for[CONVERT] (in blue, meaning [left-shift] prefix key first) and [UNITS] (in red, menaing [right-shift] prefix key first) printed in the keyboard faceplate over it.
Now key in the number you want to be converted, say, from ft to meter (m). Now call [UNITS], select second option (lenght) with down-arrow key, confirm with [OK] ([F6] key) and you'll see the lenght menu.
Select option 5 with 'ft' on it and confirm. You'll see your number with a unit attached to it (e.g.: 10_ft): this is the "from" part, a value unit with, O.K.?
Now enter a second unit object with any value having the "to" convertion unit (you can follow the same procedure and add a 1_m, for example).
Now calll [UNITS] (last time) and press [OK], because you want a tool to convert from 10_ft to _m and [Tools] is already selected. The first tool is already [Convert], so you press [OK] again and you'll see (hopefully): 3.048_m.
You can create any compound unit and convert to any other, since they are compatible. And you can also read/download the HP49G+ Training Modules, available at the HP49G+ page under "Training Modules', like the Units Conversion module. This particular feature, as many others, work the same for both 49G and 49G+.
Have you found any problems on doing or understanding what I wrote, let us know.
Hope you succeed.
Edited: 8 Sept 2004, 1:24 p.m.