new to prime ARG? INV?

03142015, 02:59 AM
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new to prime ARG? INV?
HI everybody!!
after 15 years my loyal HP48GX stopped working and it was because I spelt a whole coca cola on it!!!! FOOL!! well, because I'm SO used to the RPN, I thought that the Prime was my best shot. my first impression was pretty good but now after just 2 days, I cannot find some functions that I use a lot, one is the ARG button and also 1/x (inv) button. do you know where they are? and last issue is with the unit conversion, it was SO easy in the 48GX, is there a shorter way than this popup menus in the Prime? I know I have this problems because I haven't red the manual, but I think this basic functions should be more available any help? thanks! 

03142015, 03:53 AM
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RE: new to prime ARG? INV?
ARG can be found in the toolbox, which is located right next to the Vars key. Click it, click A (same key) and then use your fingers to scroll down to ARG. The INV function can be easily called by pressing shift then the division key.


03142015, 04:02 AM
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RE: new to prime ARG? INV?
Like most things in n life, experience is key. The toolbox key has access to the catalog of commands. ARG() is listed there. That's probably your best hope, if you're stranded on a deserted island with just time and your prime.
The search option on this forum can be helpful also. The learning curve can be a little steep at times, and the prime isn't the rpn calc that you're probably used to. So getting familiar with it might need to be taken in small steps. 

03182015, 04:55 PM
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RE: new to prime ARG? INV?
thanks both for your answers!.
yes I searched quite a bit for other questions that I have but this 2 I didn't find them. I think I wasn't specific enough but the ARG function I was referring to, is the ARG function in the 48GX which returns the last 2 operators you use. for example: 1 enter 2 enter X ARG returns 1 and 2 thanks again! 

03182015, 04:59 PM
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RE: new to prime ARG? INV?
(03182015 04:55 PM)sirrick Wrote: 1 enter 2 enter X ARG This is what the "Ans" does in RPN mode (shift + key). Returns the arguments consumed by the last operation. TW Although I work for the HP calculator group, the views and opinions I post here are my own. 

03182015, 06:15 PM
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RE: new to prime ARG? INV?
thanks!!!!


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