HP12C - Hewlett-Packard 12C Tutorial To begin, look at the...

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Hewlett-Packard 12C Tutorial To begin, look at the face of the calculator. Every key (except the arithmetic function keys in the far right column and the five keys on the bottom left row) has two or three 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 or in blue on the lower face of the key. To use the function on the key, simply press the key. To access the gold function above each key, first press the gold key, which we will call the “gold shift” key, and then press the desired function key. (Note that the gold shift key is near the lower left corner of the calculator keyboard.) To access the blue function on the bottom of each key, first press the blue key, which we will call the “blue shift” key, and then press the desired function. (The blue shift key is located just to the right of the gold shift key. 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 keyboard—the face of they has a white “ON”. 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 again. Also, note that pressing the gold shift key places a little “f” symbol in the lower left corner of the display. Pressing the blue shift key places a little “g” at the bottom of the display. Press the key and the symbol goes away. The shift keys are toggle keys that switch back and forth between the “regular” and the “gold” or “blue” functions. They are like the typewriter shift key. After you press the “gold” (or “blue”) key, look only at gold (or blue) writing. Note that the calculator has a continuous memory, so turning it off does not affect any data stored in the calculator. Clearing the Calculator 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 with a clear memory is the safest approach.
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Hewlett-Packard 12C Tutorial Page 2 There are four different levels of clearing data: clears all memory and the display. clears the entire display, but not the memory. clears the financial register, but not the display. clears the statistics register and the display. Note that the keys above are designated as CLEAR keys on the face of the calculator. Changing the Display
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