Simple division results in two answers - Printable Version +- HP Forums (https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum) +-- Forum: HP Calculators (and very old HP Computers) (/forum-3.html) +--- Forum: HP Prime (/forum-5.html) +--- Thread: Simple division results in two answers (/thread-12618.html) Simple division results in two answers - MullenJohn - 03-14-2019 06:10 PM 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! RE: Simple division results in two answers - antidote - 03-14-2019 06:24 PM 10*1.05=10.5, not 1.5. RE: Simple division results in two answers - dietmar13 - 03-14-2019 06:29 PM what are you missing? simple maths: 10*1.05 = 10.5 != 1.5 ... RE: Simple division results in two answers - KeithB - 03-14-2019 09:01 PM An HP71 in CALC mode would show you this right away. 8^) RE: Simple division results in two answers - brierand - 03-15-2019 01:08 AM 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 RE: Simple division results in two answers - Claudio L. - 03-15-2019 01:31 PM (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! What are you missing? R P N!!!