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Old 11-05-2006, 11:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to know how to enter the following into the Windows XP home calculator:

1.724^-10

How do I do it?

That is 1.724 to the negative 10th power.
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Old 11-05-2006, 11:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1.) Type "1.724".
2.) Type "^" (That's Shift+6).
3.) Type "10".
4.) Press "+/-".
5.) Press "=" and you're done.
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Beat me to it. Meh.
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go into the options and change it to scientific mode. you'll have a lot more options available then
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.0000000001724 is the answer.

when doing powers, simply slide the decimal to the right/left accordingly. you can do it in your head.
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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When I follow KBlair's directions, I get -944.

Something has to be wrong here.
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.0000000001724 is the answer.

when doing powers, simply slide the decimal to the right/left accordingly. you can do it in your head.
Only works if you have number*10^power.

I get about .0043
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