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Windows XP Pocket Reference by David A. Karp

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Name

Calculator — \windows\system32\calc.exe

Synopsis

Start All Programs Accessories Calculator

Data can be entered by clicking the buttons or by pressing keys on the keyboard. All keys have keyboard equivalents; those key mappings that are not quite obvious (such as log) are documented in Table 3-1. Note that many of the functions are available only in Scientific mode (Table 3-2).

Table 3-1. Calculations and keyboard equivalents

Calc button

Keyboard key

Action

C

Esc

Clear all calculations

CE

Del

Clear last entry

Back

Backspace

Clear last digit

MR

Ctrl-R

Display the number stored in memory

MS

Ctrl-M

Store the current value in memory

M+

Ctrl-P

Add the current value to the number stored in memory

MC

Ctrl-L

Clear the Memory

+/-

F9

Change the sign (negative)

Table 3-2. Scientific calculation buttons and keyboard equivalents

Calc button

Keyboard key

Action

Inv

i

Sets the inverse function for sin, cos, tan, Pl, xy, x2, x3, Ln, log, sum, and s.

Hyp

h

Sets the hyperbolic function for sin, cos, and tan.

F-E

v

Turns scientific notation on and off. Can only be used with decimal numbers. Numbers larger than 1015 are always displayed with exponents.

( )

( )

Starts and ends a new level of parentheses. The maximum number of nested parentheses is 25. The current number of levels appears in the box above the ) button.

dms

m

If the displayed number is in degrees, convert to degree-minute-second format. Use Inv + dms to reverse the operation.

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