HP17BII - Hewlett-Packard 17BII Tutorial To begin, look at...

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Hewlett-Packard 17BII Tutorial To begin, look at the face of the calculator. Most keys on the 17BII have two functions: a 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 above 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. (Note that the gold shift key is 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 keyboard—the face of the key has a white “CLR,” while the word “ON” appears below the key. 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 solid black square 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 CLR key. Note that the word “OFF” appears above the CLR key in gold. Thus, by pressing the gold shift key first, we are activating the gold function above the CLR key, which is the off function. Also, note that pressing the gold shift key places a little “up arrow” symbol in the upper left corner of the display. Press the gold shift key again and the symbol goes away. The key is a toggle key that switches back and forth between the “regular” and the “gold” functions. is like the typewriter shift key. After you press , look only at the gold writing. Note that the calculator has a continuous memory, so turning it off does not affect any data stored in the calculator. The Menu System The HP17BII differs from many calculators in that it uses a menu system. To access the main menu, press . The display shows five menu choices: FIN, BUS, SUM, TIME, and SOLVE. To access one of the menu choices, press the arrowhead key directly below the appropriate choice. To illustrate, press the arrowhead key directly below FIN. (We will designate this operation by
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Hewlett-Packard 17BII Tutorial Page 2 . Thus, a shaded box means press one of the arrowhead keys rather than one of the regular keys.) Now a new set of menu choices appears. Press to get into the time value of money menu. To get back to the main menu, either press or press a number of times until the menu items stop changing. Clearing the Calculator To clear the calculator’s 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 with a clear memory is the safest approach. There are three different levels of clearing data:
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course FINANCIAL f1515 taught by Professor Karylfriedman during the Spring '11 term at Keller Graduate School of Management.

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