Re: working with fractions Message #7 Posted by Christoph Widmer on 15 Apr 2007, 4:05 a.m., in response to message #6 by Dan Ripley
Hi Dan, the HP 50g can indeed do fractions. Do do what I presume you want to do, first set the calculator to symbolic mode (Press the "MODE" key, select "CAS", and have both "Numeric" and "Approx" unchecked). A simple example (in RPN, but works analogously in algebraic): 10 ENTER 6 Divide > '5/3'. 7 ENTER 12 Divide > '7/12', then Add > '5/3 + 7/12'. Press EVAL yields '9/4'. For further information see also the User's Guide, pages 523 ff.
I hope this helps. Good luck and best regards.
