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hp 50g - Change Display Mode

When I divide, eg. 5 by 6 instead of giving the whole number, it gives me a fraction 5/6? How to NOT receive fractions?

Press MODE Key.
Press F1 Softkey [FLAGS]
You should see system flags
Use the arrow key to move down to "105". Your calculator probably will show "Exact mode on".
Press F3 Softkey [CHK], it will change to "Approx. mode on"
Press F6 Softkey [OK]
Press [ENTER] to exit mode

Now your HP 50g calculator should be set.

Updated On: 12.07.14

1. On 15-Aug-2019, Mike wrote:
Thank you. Thats what I needed

2. On 01-Aug-2018, Anonymous wrote:

3. On 26-Jun-2017, Jsimm wrote:
Flag 105 doesn't change from approximate mode unless Numeric and Approximate is unchecked in CAS.

4. On 26-Apr-2017, Ryan wrote:
Good day Fernando,
Kind regards

5. On 26-Apr-2017, Ryan wrote:
Hi Fernando,
Thank you for your reply. I have actually tried that already. The decimals changes when I used fixed mode, but the (E-7) for example is still there. It is so frustrating. I wrote a test and I had to convert all my negative numbers to 0.00004578 for example. There is a way in equation writer that you can convert it.... I forgot.
Regards

6. On 13-May-2016, Fernando Fernandes wrote:
A more direct short hand for this operation is to press RED SHIFT and ENTER keys simultaneously. The indication in the header would toggle between ~ and = , approximated and exact modes, respectively.
• On 25-Apr-2017, Ryan replied:
Good day Fernando,
I need your assistance. When I enter a fraction into my HP 50g, Example 1/4578, the solution returns as 2.184E-4. I would prefer this to be displayed as 0.000078978 for Example.
Any help?
• On 26-Apr-2017, Fernando Fernandes replied:
Hi Ryan,
By default the HP50g displays in scientific notation, but you can modify this behavior changing the "Number Format" option in MODE setup to Fix (fixed) and choose, lets say, 9 decimal digits. You'll see the result as you want. But in this configuration all numbers will be shown with 9 decimal digits.

7. On 05-Apr-2016, Anonymous wrote:
I found the Approx flag had nothing to do with it, "Numeric" had to be set.

8. On 01-Jan-2016, Gianluca wrote:
It works, thank you very much also to Brian.

9. On 05-Aug-2015, Brian wrote:
This helped me as well. But, a shortcut to get to this setting is :
Mode->CAS->Approx (Check this on).