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Unformatted text preview: Hewlett-Packard 10BII Tutorial To begin, look at the face of the calculator. Every key (except two, the gold shift key and the purple shift key) on the 10BII has at least two functions: each key's primary function is noted in white on the key itself, while each key's secondary function is noted in gold above the key. To use the function on the key, simply press the key. To access the gold function at the bottom of each key, first press the key with the solid gold face, which we will call the "gold shift" key, and then press the desired function key. Likewise, to access the purple STATS function above some of the keys, first press the key with the solid purple face, which we will call the "purple shift" key, and then press the desired function key. (Note that the gold and purple shift keys are near the lower left corner of the calculator keyboard.) Turning the Calculator On and Off To turn on the calculator, press . Note that the ON key is on the lower left corner of the keyboardthe face of the key has a white "ON," while the word "OFF" appears below the key in gold. Also, we will designate keys throughout this tutorial by the use of small boxes, as above. To conserve the battery, the calculator turns itself off about 10 minutes after your last keystroke. To turn the calculator off, press . Here we are using the square labeled G to represent the gold shift key. Thus, the keystrokes to turn the calculator off are (1) press the gold shift key, and (2) then press the ON key. Thus, by pressing the gold shift key first, we are activating the gold function below the ON key, which is the OFF function. Also, note that pressing the gold shift key places a little "SHIFT" symbol in the lower left corner of the display. Press the gold Hewlett-Packard 10BII Tutorial Page 2 shift key again and the symbol goes away. Likewise, pressing the purple shift key places a STATS symbol in the lower left area of the display. The key is a toggle key that switches back and forth between the regular and the gold functions. Likewise, the key is a toggle between regular and STATS functions. The key and the key are like typewriter shift keys. After you press , look only at the gold writing, and after you press , look only at the purple writing. In this tutorial, whenever you see or , the label on the next key is the gold or purple label corresponding to the key, not the label on the key itself. Note that the calculator has a continuous memory, so turning it off does not affect any data stored in the calculator. Clearing the Calculator To clear the calculators memory, press . Clearing the calculator is very important, since unwanted data in memory can result in improper calculations, and hence wrong answers. It is best to get into the habit of automatically clearing memory before starting a calculation. Occasionally, you may purposely want to save data, but, in general, you will be entering all new data, so starting...
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2011 for the course ACC 210 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '07 term at N.C. State.
- Spring '07