HP Forums
HP-35s Order of arguments with RPN - Printable Version

+- HP Forums (https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum)
+-- Forum: HP Calculators (and very old HP Computers) (/forum-3.html)
+--- Forum: General Forum (/forum-4.html)
+--- Thread: HP-35s Order of arguments with RPN (/thread-14051.html)

HP-35s Order of arguments with RPN - erazor - 11-25-2019 12:44 PM

I'm reading the manual for the HP-35s and I'm confused with RPN input mode on page 1-20.

The top display line of the calculator shows the y register and the lower line shows the x register (Page 2-2).

Now page 1-20 shows how to enter 6C4 in both modes.
In RPN the 6 stands in Y register and 4 in X when nCr is pressed which would translate to nCr(4,6) if the function notation is f(x,y). Also if this is right the xth root of y exception mentioned on the page would be none.
But in ALG mode nCr(6,4) is entered, which would translate to f(y,x).

What am I missing in my understanding?

RE: HP-35s Order of arguments with RPN - cdmackay - 11-25-2019 09:32 PM

They seem to have arranged things so that you enter n (the larger number) first, then r, regardless of whether you're using RPN or ALG mode.

On older HP models, e.g. HP-15C, the key is marked Cy,x, where y is n.