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February 4th, 2012, 01:24 PM   #1
 
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Question about a calculator button

I know the purpose of all the function on my scientific calculator except this:



It's the highlighted one with the dot and three commas. What does it do?
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February 4th, 2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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Re: Question about a calculator button

perhaps degrees minutes seconds.

Put in 62.55 and press the button, tell me what you get,

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February 5th, 2012, 12:43 PM   #3
 
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Re: Question about a calculator button

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perhaps degrees minutes seconds.

Put in 62.55 and press the button, tell me what you get,

Ok.

1st press: same number, 62.55
2nd press: 63.5925
3rd press: 63.61016...
4rth press: same
5th press: 64.67033...
6th press: 64.68829...
7th press: same

Every two operations it returns the same number (or does not operate?).

What do you make out of it?
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February 5th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #4
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Re: Question about a calculator button

hmmm....

do this...

put 62 press button

put 0.55 press button

tell me what you get?
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62 --> 63.0333... recurring

0.55 --> 0.5591666... recurring
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February 5th, 2012, 08:07 PM   #6
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Re: Question about a calculator button

I'm stumped, but i have seen this calculator before...it's a casio...am i right?

try this site if i'm right...

http://support.casio.com/manuallist.php?rgn=5&cid=004

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Re: Question about a calculator button

Thanks.

It converts numbers to Sexagesimal (base 60). What you initially suggested.
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