Simple division results in two answers

03142019, 06:10 PM
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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! 

03142019, 06:24 PM
Post: #2




RE: Simple division results in two answers
10*1.05=10.5, not 1.5.


03142019, 06:29 PM
Post: #3




RE: Simple division results in two answers
what are you missing?
simple maths: 10*1.05 = 10.5 != 1.5 ... 

03142019, 09:01 PM
Post: #4




RE: Simple division results in two answers
An HP71 in CALC mode would show you this right away. 8^)


03152019, 01:08 AM
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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 

03152019, 01:31 PM
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