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January 28th, 2018, 02:34 PM  #1 
Member Joined: Jan 2016 From: Uk Posts: 80 Thanks: 2  Adding two BYTEs into a WORD
Hi, By using a computer programmers calculator, how do I enter 2x BYTEs and get the answer as a WORD, please? Camerart. 
January 28th, 2018, 02:50 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2015 From: USA Posts: 2,124 Thanks: 1103 
can you enter msb shift it left 8 bits (or multiply it by 256) OR (bitwise or) enter lsb ENTER I don't know what your calculator can do. 
January 28th, 2018, 05:45 PM  #3 
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January 29th, 2018, 12:40 AM  #4 
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Hi, D, a computer programmers calculator = a calculator found on Windows computer set to programming. R, I tried 'Set to DEC and BYTE or BIN' 1 OR 1 then switched to WORD. =1. FF or FF worked. Also x256. Would you clarify 'OR' a bit more please? C Last edited by camerart; January 29th, 2018 at 12:44 AM. 
January 29th, 2018, 04:39 AM  #5 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2014 From: UK Posts: 888 Thanks: 326 
What base are the numbers you want to enter in? if they are hex, just type the MSB followed by the MSByte with the calculator in Hex mode. If your numbers are decimal, type the MSByte, x256 then add the LSByte, you can use any calculator for this unless you then want to convert the result to Hex after. If this is something you need to do more than once, use Excel or google sheets, they handle Hex conversions for you too. 
January 29th, 2018, 05:05 AM  #6  
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With a calculator I have on the computer (shown in previous post) set to DEC, I can't type say 220, it stops at 22. If i know the HEX, it all work. C  
January 29th, 2018, 05:34 AM  #7 
Member Joined: Jan 2016 From: Uk Posts: 80 Thanks: 2 
Hi, I've been playing with the computer calculator, and got confused by ''s appearing. So I don't think the calculator is for me. In the program I'm programming, I added a little routine, that does this for me. I have to post the results online to get them verified each time, instead of the calculator. Thanks to all. C. 
January 29th, 2018, 08:51 AM  #8 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2015 From: USA Posts: 2,124 Thanks: 1103  the Or button on your calc

January 29th, 2018, 10:03 AM  #9 
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