How do you get rid of powers on your calculator???

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I use the Casio fx-83MS model calculator and I don't know how to get rid of the powers when I'm doing a calculation, it really confuses me. If anyone uses this calculator please could you explain powers to me and how to get rid of them, e.g. 8.75 x 10-3 (little minus 3) and i don't know what to do. Thanks!

Posted Sat 6th April, 2013 @ 13:40 by Former Member

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Powers are just numbers timesed by them selves, If you have one of those hard protective cases or the calculator it'll have writing on, so it will tell you how reset the calculator?

Answered Sat 6th April, 2013 @ 14:14 by Crystal Blue ♥
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The writing has scratched of my cover so I don't know what to do, and I don't have the instruction manual anymore :/

Answered Sat 6th April, 2013 @ 18:13 by Former Member
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I use this calculator.

When it tells you that the anser is 8.75x10-3, it is giving the answer in 'standard form', so the answer is really 0.00875. It does it this way so that if the answer was e.g. 0.00000000000987 it wouldn't fit on the screen so it gives you as much information as possible by using standard form, so it would come up as 9.87x10-12

I don't think there is any way to stop it doing this, I also get confused sometimes.

Did you learn 'standard form' for GCSE?

Answered Sun 7th April, 2013 @ 12:28 by Sarah Green
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Yeah what Sarah said is true. This always happens on my calculator, and I would just convert the standard form figure into it's expanded form.

Answered Sun 7th April, 2013 @ 18:17 by Saffiyyah