Simple division results in two answers
03-14-2019, 06:10 PM
Post: #1
 MullenJohn Junior Member Posts: 35 Joined: Sep 2017
Simple division results in two answers
When doing the division in the mode APP Function using Home key
the result is 72000/1.5 = 48000.

However when doing 72000/(10*1.05) = 6857.14285714

Please tell me what I am missing.

Cheers!
03-14-2019, 06:24 PM
Post: #2
 antidote Junior Member Posts: 4 Joined: Sep 2018
RE: Simple division results in two answers
10*1.05=10.5, not 1.5.
03-14-2019, 06:29 PM
Post: #3
 dietmar13 Junior Member Posts: 2 Joined: May 2014
RE: Simple division results in two answers
what are you missing?
simple maths:
10*1.05 = 10.5 != 1.5

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03-14-2019, 09:01 PM
Post: #4
 KeithB Member Posts: 157 Joined: Jan 2017
RE: Simple division results in two answers
An HP71 in CALC mode would show you this right away. 8^)
03-15-2019, 01:08 AM
Post: #5
 brierand Junior Member Posts: 2 Joined: Sep 2018
RE: Simple division results in two answers
I think the question is why dividing by a divisor that is 10 times bigger does not result in a quotient 10 times smaller.
It may simply be a typing mistake:
72000 / (10 * 1.5) = 4800 = 48000 / 10
The typing mistake is the use of 1.05 instead of 1.5
03-15-2019, 01:31 PM
Post: #6
 Claudio L. Senior Member Posts: 1,459 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Simple division results in two answers
(03-14-2019 06:10 PM)MullenJohn Wrote:  When doing the division in the mode APP Function using Home key
the result is 72000/1.5 = 48000.

However when doing 72000/(10*1.05) = 6857.14285714

Please tell me what I am missing.

Cheers!

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