Make Math Work

Formatting

**Usage:** Command Expression > c | $ | d | e [DecimalPlaces]

Formatting is accomplished by entering a formatting directive at the end of whatever commands and numbers you are evaluating. The formatting directive is constructed using:

* A 'greater than' symbol (>)

* A letter or symbol defining the type of formatting (c, $, d, e)

* The number of decimal places

To format a numeric result to two decimal places, enter

Entering 1/7 >d2 will return a result of .14 which is 0.142857 rounded to two decimal places. Also try 1/7 >d1 and 1/7 >d4

Using

Entering 1/7 >$ will return a result of $0.14.

Using >e will format numbers using scientific notation, sometimes referred to as engineering notation. Entering 1/7 >e will return a result of 1.428571E-001.

Following the e with a number, for example,