Re: 14B Calculator  change # of decial places Message #2 Posted by Vieira, L. C. (Brazil) on 27 Nov 2005, 5:05 p.m., in response to message #1 by T.Ulch
Hi, T. Ulch;
please, locate the "close paenthesis" key [)] in your calculator and you'll see [DISP] printed in orange (gold?) over the key, in the keyboard faceplate. To access the DISP menu, press the shift key, wiht a small orange (golden?) square printed on it, over the ON/[C] key; you'll see that a menu with four options apper: [FIX ALL . ,]
If you press [PV] key, the calculator will show all significant digits of the mantissa of the number in the display till the last nonzero to the right side of the fraction part. You can check:2 [SHIFT]1/x > [ 0.5 ]
8 [SHIFT]1/x > [ 0.125 ]
[C] > [ 0 ]
If you choose a fixed number of decimal places, [SHIFT][)] again and [FIX]; then youŽll see:[ FIX _ ] so you can specify how many digits you want, frm 0 (only integer part) to maximum of 11. Rounding occurs according to the last notshown digt: if less than 5, last visible digit remains; if greather than of equal to 5, last visible digit is increased one unit.
To specify a number of digits of the fraction part, simply press any number key from [0] to [9] after seeing[ FIX_ ] If you want 10 or eleven fixed digits, press [.] (dot) key to change from[ FIX _ ] to[ FIX 1_ ] then [0] or [1]. Try this:[SHIFT][DISP][N][4] > [ 0.0000 ]
2 [SHIFT]1/x > [ 0.5000 ]
8 [SHIFT]1/x > [ 0.1250 ]
[C] > [ 0.0000 ] Hope this helps.
Cheers.
Luiz (Brazil)
