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Flash_Gordon
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Removing Units from Variables/Numbers on HP 50G

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Hi,

 

Somehow one of my variables aquired units along with it value. I must have used it on a specific calculation sometime recently and it stayed.

 

eg:

 

A = 45_m2

 

The bad news was it kept the units when afterwards when Variable A was used in any of my in built formulas - so giving me errors.

 

If this should happen again, how do i remove units from Variables, to give me clean numbers?

 

Or even numbers in the stack if I decide to remove the units, etc?

 

I eventually had to reset the calculator, but it would be nice to know for any future issues...

 

Cheers

 

FG

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FG,

With the object on the stack, just execute UVAL (right shift, 6 for units menu, then select tools, it will be in that menu).

UVAL strips off any units from a number with units.

For a variable, you need to recall it to the stack, UVAL, the store it back.

 

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FG,

With the object on the stack, just execute UVAL (right shift, 6 for units menu, then select tools, it will be in that menu).

UVAL strips off any units from a number with units.

For a variable, you need to recall it to the stack, UVAL, the store it back.

 

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Excellent. A big thanks for your clear and concise suggestion.

 

I shall make a note of it in case it should happen again.

 

Cheers

 

FG

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right-shift units

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uval

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