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

  1. Sep 10, 2008 #1
    If I try to do 1+ 10^3.9, for example, I just get 'syntax error'. Argh!

  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 11, 2008 #2
    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.

  4. Sep 12, 2008 #3
    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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