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Island85
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Rounding the answer

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My new Calculator keep rounding my answers. How do I change this to get the full answer?

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Joe_Horn
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Set the number of displayed decimal places using the DISP key which is [orange-shift] [=].

 

Examples:

DISP 2 --> displays 2 decimal places, useful for most financial calculations.

DISP [decimal point] --> same as DISP 11 with trailing zeros automatically suppressed.

DISP [RCL] --> sets DISP 10 mode.

DISP [→M] --> sets DISP 11 mode.

 

The User's Guide recommends using DISP [decimal point] for displaying results "as accurately as possible".

 

No matter what your current DISP setting is, you can always view all 12 digits of the result by pressing [orange-shift] [DISP] and then pressing and holding down the [=] key. If you release the [=] key immediately, the 12 digits will be displayed for about 1 second.  Otherwise, the 12 digits will continue to be displayed as long as you hold down the [=] key.

 

Hope that helps!  For more details, see your User's Guide.

 

Disclaimer: I don't work for HP. I'm just another happy HP calculator user.

-Joe-
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