|Re: Happy #7D8h to all|
Message #7 Posted by Karl Schneider on 31 Dec 2007, 11:20 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Trent Moseley
Hi, Trent --
Do I need an HP-16C (to decode "#7D8h")?
To enter "#7D8h" exactly as written requires an HP-48/49/50. "#7D8" in HEX mode suffices on an HP-28.
On an HP-16C, HP-33s, or any scientific Pioneer-series model except the HP-21S, enter "7D8" in HEX mode.
Then, of course, convert to decimal integer.
On the HP-35s, "7D8h" is required, but the BASE functionality is a hassle, so I don't enthusiastically recommend using it. But, here's the sequence anyway:
[BASE 2] 7 [sqrt] 8 [BASE 6] [BASE 1]
"BASE 2" enters HEX mode so that the digits to be entered will not be converted from another mode to hexadecimal upon subsequently entering HEX mode.
"sqrt" corresponds to the key for entering hexadecimal D (the third row is the only row providing six keys for hexadecimal A-F).
"BASE 6" appends the mandatory "h" code for defining a hexadecimal input.
"BASE 1" converts to decimal mode.
Edited: 2 Jan 2008, 2:14 a.m. after one or more responses were posted