SEL733A - Sharp EL-733A Tutorial To begin look at the face...

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Sharp EL-733A Tutorial To begin, look at the face of the calculator. Almost every key on the EL-733A has two functions: each key’s primary function is noted on the key itself, while each key’s secondary function is noted in reddish-brown above the key. To use the function on the key, simply press the key. To access the function above each key, first press the yellow key with “2 nd F” printed on it, which we will call the “2 nd function” key, and then press the desired function key. (Note that the 2 nd function key is near the upper left corner of the calculator keyboard.) Turning the Calculator On and Off To turn on the calculator, press . To turn off the calculator, press . Note that the ON and OFF keys are in the upper right corner of the keyboard. 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. Also, note that pressing the 2 nd function key places a little “2 nd F” symbol in the upper left corner of the display. Press the 2 nd function key again and the symbol goes away. The key is a toggle key that switches back and forth between the “regular” and the “2 nd ” functions. is like the typewriter shift key. After you press , look only at the reddish-brown writing above the keys. Note that the calculator has a continuous memory, so turning it off does not affect any data stored in the calculator, but it will erase any number showing on the screen. Clearing the Calculator Three of the most commonly used methods of clearing data are presented below: Clears all the memory registers associated with a particular mode (normal, FIN or STAT). Clears the entire display, but not the memory. Clears numbers on the display one at a time if you made a mistake entering data. Review your owner’s manual for other methods of clearing information. 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
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Sharp EL-733A Tutorial Page 2 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 with a clear memory is the safest approach. Changing the Display To change decimals from 2 to 4, press . 0.0000 is displayed. To change from 4 places to 2, press . 0.00 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. Changing the Mode
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course FIN 311 taught by Professor Fin311 during the Winter '10 term at DePaul.

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