New Casio fx-83ES, can't do 10^x!

by paperclip
Tags: casio, fx83es
paperclip is offline
Sep10-08, 05:01 PM
P: 32
If I try to do 1+ 10^3.9, for example, I just get 'syntax error'. Argh!

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Diffy is offline
Sep11-08, 12:04 PM
P: 443
If you are getting a syntax error, more than likely you are entering the commands to perform 1+10^3.9 incorrectly.

Tell us exactly which keystrokes you are pressing one at a time.

Edit: Or you can try to figure out what you are doing wrong in the manual. Glancing at it, it looks like pages E-13 and E-14 explain how to perform exponents on your calculator.
paperclip is offline
Sep12-08, 01:19 PM
P: 32
I figured out what I was doing wrong- in my old calculator, I could just press, for example [10^x][5], but on this new calculator, you need to press [shift][log].

Still not sure what the difference is, but it does what I need it to do, so I'm happy now. Thanks for your help :)

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