Category: Calculator Usage

Calculator usage: scientific notation and float notation on the amazing Staples BD-6108 Scientific Calculator

Tutoring high school math, calculators are always interesting. The tutor mentions a new favourite: the Staples BD-6108 Scientific Calculator. Toggling between float (aka ‘normal’) display vs scientific notation, the Staples BD-6108 Scientific Calculator delivers. Let’s imagine you want to convert

Calculator usage: negative numbers to rational exponents (with odd roots)

Tutoring high school math, scientific calculators are a permanent fascination. The tutor mentions a quirk many might share. Due to and the fact that a common exponent notation is xa=x^a, it follows that (-8)^(2/3)=4. Curiously, of all the calculators in

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Calculator usage: changing angle mode on the Media SC-1000

Tutoring math, scientific calculators are always interesting. The tutor mentions changing between DEG and RAD mode on the Media SC-1000. The Media SC-1000 is an appealing scientific calculator. I’ve been using it often during my sessions lately, having bought one

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Calculator Usage: Euler’s identity with the Nexus 4’s on-board scientific

Tutoring math, calculators can always be interesting. The tutor shares a capability of the Nexus 4 on-board calculator. If the Nexus 4 on-board calculator has broad complex number capabilities, I don’t know about them. I tried √(-4) and got Not

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Math: How to convert between fraction and decimal on the Casio fx-991ES PLUS C

Tutoring math, you notice the peculiarities of scientific calculators. The tutor brings up one about the Casio fx-991ES PLUS C. If you enter the operation 14รท9 into the Casio fx-991ES PLUS C, you’ll just as likely see 14/9 on the

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Calculator usage, math: logs in variable bases with the Casio fx-991ES PLUS C

Tutoring math, you come to appreciate calculators. The tutor points out an interesting feature on the Casio fx-991ES PLUS C. Typically, the log key on a calculator means “base 10 log”, aka “common log.” What about base 7 log, for

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Calculator usage: the ENG feature on the Casio fx-991ES PLUS C

Tutoring math, calculator features are always topical. The tutor mentions the ENG function on the Casio fx-991ES PLUS C. Back in my Halloween, 2015 post, I explain the general idea of the ENG function – that engineers and technicians often

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Calculator usage: finding final price after discount and tax with the HP-10B

Tutoring financial math, you might often use the HP-10B. The tutor shows how easily it can apply a discount then add tax to get the final price. Example: Imagine a handbag is regular price $85 but is discounted by 20%.

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Calculator usage: markup on the HP-10B

Tutoring financial math, you might fall in love with a calculator. The tutor tells about markup on the HP-10B. Example: Imagine you buy a product for $35, then want to apply a 25% markup. Find the tag price using the

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Calculator usage: memory on the HP-10B

Tutoring financial math, you’ll likely encounter the capable HP-10B. The tutor tells how to use its user-accessible memory. The HP-10B seems to have 11 dedicated places to store your own numbers. The locations are at 0 to 9, plus there

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