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# INSTRUCTION BOOKLET FOR USING A SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR Sharp Calculator EL-531WH Button

## On or Clear Off To Reset

Question

What to press:
ON/C 2nd F ON/C 2nd F ALPHA 1 0 (or use a pen on the back of the calculator)

## Sign Change +/Square Root

-5+(-1)

+/- 5 + +/- 1 =

-6

169 Square x2

169 =

13

52 (5) 2

5 x2 = +/- 5 x 2 =

25 25

Power yx

85

8 yx 5 =

32768

3 3

43

4 x3 =

64

125

2nd F

125 =

Fractions ab c

4 abc

20 =

1 5 4 11 40

## INSTRUCTION BOOKLET FOR USING A SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR Sharp Calculator EL-531WH

improper fraction 9 to a 4 mixed numeral Change Write 2 1 as a 5 decimal 2 a b c 2 a b c 3 = 2nd F d c 9 abc 2 abc 1 abc 8 3 2 1 4

4 =

5 = abc

2.2 3 4

## Write 12.75 as a fraction

12.75 = a b c

12

ANS

Press this to retrieve the previous answer in the calculator 3.5 7.8 Eg 54

ALPHA

ANS

## Eg 3.5 7.8 = ALPHA ANS = ALPHA ANS 5 y x

0.008359904

Percentage %

35% of \$400

400

35 2nd F

\$140

Note the order of the algorithm Also, dont press equals at the end Factorial n! Combinations n Cr 6! 6 2nd F n! = 720

C3

7 2nd F

Cr 3 =

35

Permutations n Pr

P3

7 2nd F

Pr 3 =

210

Pi

3 as a decimal

9.424777961

## Using Memories A,B,C etc

To store To recall

15 in memory A 15 STO A RCL A Note to clear all memories 2nd F ALPHA 0 0 Or to reset 2nd F ALPHA 1 0

FIX

## Round 2 to 2 decimal places

Firstly you must put your calculator into FIX SET UP 0 0 (this gives you 9 decimal places) Now you can change to the desired amount SET UP 1 2(for two decimal places) So 2 = To clear FIX reset the calculator

6.28

x 5

32

5 2nd F

32 =

## Angles and time D M ' S

Add 5hours 45 mins to 3hours 20mins Find the number of hours and minutes from 11:45am to 2pm

5 D M ' S

45 +3 D M ' S 20 = ' " Note 9 5 0 means 9 hours 5 mins 0 secs 2+12=14 (twenty-four hour clock time) ' 14 D M S - 11 D M ' S 45 = 500 1.05 = ALPHA = 1.05 = = =

9 hours 5 mins

2 hours 15 mins

Repeated Multiplication

500(1.05) 4

607.753125

## INSTRUCTION BOOKLET FOR USING A SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR Sharp Calculator EL-531WH

If you make an error in your calculation and you have pressed the equals button Replay keys (arrow keys) If you have entered the question and pressed equals you can still go back and fix up a mistake. Eg, suppose in the question you entered 56.78 + 1.004 and your answer was 57.784. You realise your mistake. Now use the back arrow button until you get to the position you wish to change. If you enter any number it will insert it into the question and you would delete what you dont need. Pressing equals will give you the new answer

56.78+1.0004

57.7804

## If you make an error as you enter the question DEL

This is like the backspace on a computer Scientific Notation Exp (5 108 ) (2.4 102 ) 5 Exp 8 2.4 Exp +/- 2 1.2 107

DRG

Change between degrees and radians Note: the default setting is degrees

DRG once changes from degrees to radians DRG twice will change back to degrees or reset

## Trigonometry sin, cos tan

Enter trig ratio then the angle Eg sin 4030' cos sin 40 D M ' S 30 = 0.649448048 1 2