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Changing the HP10BII Display

Enter 5555.5555

To change decimals from 2 to 4, press "gold shift" DISP 4: 5,555.5555 is displayed.

To change from 4 places to 2, press "gold shift" DISP 2: 5,555.56 is displayed.

We usually set the display to 2 places, which is especially convenient when working with dollars and percentages. However, we often use 4 places when dealing with interest rates and rates of return that are entered as decimals.

If periods and commas are reversed, press "gold shift" ./, (Many European countries use a ./, convention that is just the opposite of ours.)

Note that PEND means something is pending. For example, press 4 / The calculator is waiting for the denominator, so PEND appears in the display.

Enter 6 and = to get 0.67.

Press "gold shift" DISP 4 to see 0.6667.

Press "gold shift" DISP 2 to shift back to 2 decimal places.

To control the brightness of the display, hold down ON and press + or -.

Updated On: 12.12.29

  1. On 08-Dec-2019, Christina wrote: 
    Getting wrong answers for everything, from text book examples. Following instructions exactly. SOS..have exam tomorrow morning. Have reset as well! Thanx in advance.
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    • On 08-Dec-2019, Anonymous replied: 
      Try switching the calculator to 1 P/YR. See [URL] www.educalc.net/1815086.page
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  2. On 20-Mar-2019, Christopher wrote: 
    Great guide - much appreciated!
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  3. On 20-Feb-2013, Julie wrote: 
    Thanks, you are a lifesaver (exam saver, lol)
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