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Calculators Exact/Approx Answers on TI-89

  1. Feb 14, 2006 #1
    With the Exact/Approx set to "AUTO" in the mode menu, how can I get approximate answers without going and switching it to approx then recalculating?
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  3. Feb 14, 2006 #2
    Before you press ENTER to solve, press the Diamond button.
  4. Feb 14, 2006 #3
    Woot! Thanks!
  5. Feb 14, 2006 #4

    George Jones

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    Put a decimal in one of the numbers, i.e., instead of entering 4 / 3, enter 4. / 3. If you forget, or if you an exact number answer that you want converted to a decimal, just x (times) 1.

    Try both to see how they work!

  6. Feb 14, 2006 #5
    Cool. Thanks for the alternatives.
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