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HP10BII Periods per Year Setting

One important setting that can cause problems is the periods per year setting. To check the current setting, press [Gold shift] and [C ALL]. The calculator will display for periods per year.  The calculator comes pre-set at 12 periods per year; that is, it assumes calculations will be done on a monthly basis.  However, accounting and finance textbook problems generally use 1 period/year. To change to 1/year:

Press [Gold shift] [C ALL] and then press 1 [Gold Shift] [P/YR]....


Now the calculator is set to assume 1 period/year. To confirm this setting, press and hold [Gold Shift] [C ALL]. Unless needed for other work, we generally leave the calculator setting at 1 period per year.

To set this back to default value, press 1 2 [Gold shift] [P/YR].

Note: To verify that this is set correctly, press [Gold Shift] [C ALL], the calculator will display "12 P_Yr" for about 2 seconds.

NOTE: The factory default settings is "12 P_Yr". For new HP 10bII user, do visit the following link...HP 10bII Primer

Updated On: 16.12.19

  1. On 22-Oct-2019, Lei wrote: 
    Thank you so much for the explanation. It helps me millions. I was crazy about the calculations of pv, fv and i/yr. I appreciate that.
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  2. On 17-Feb-2019, Anonymous wrote: 
    how to change the setting when finding for monthly compounding and for compounding daily
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  3. On 27-Jan-2019, Jenn wrote: 
    Very helpful. thank you
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  4. On 24-Jan-2019, Anonymous wrote: 
    I am tryin to change the period bi-annually please assist I have been trying
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  5. On 16-Aug-2018, Nish wrote: 
    Thank you so so much. I was so angry and frustrated at my calculator, why would the manufacturers do something so stupid? Thanks heaps for these instructions.
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  6. On 17-Mar-2018, John wrote: 
    Tnx this has assisted a lot
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  7. On 14-Mar-2018, Ryuuzaki wrote: 
    Thank you so much!!!!
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  8. On 01-Feb-2018, Anonymous wrote: 
    you are my savior!
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  9. On 02-Mar-2017, Nkokheli wrote: 
    Thanks a lot guys for this help. Yhoo!! I almost sold my calculator thinking it's faulty.
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  10. On 04-Oct-2016, Anonymous wrote: 
    Really bad instructions. Picture is wrong. Not to mention that there are TWO PYR buttons. I wasted about 20 minutes only to determine I need to select the second PYR button (under the PMT button)
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    • On 19-Dec-2016, Peter Tong replied: 
      Sorry for the error on the diagram. It has been replaced with the corrected diagram. Thank you for your feedback.
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In reply to Anonymous, who on 14-Apr-2019 wrote:
Very helpful thank you