How to Set Decimal Places on a TI BA II Plus Calculator

A BA II Plus calculator is a commonly used financial calculator. The default setting is to show 2 decimal places. If you need to change this setting, read on.

Steps

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    Decide how many decimal places you will need. You can show 0-9 decimal places. Anything over 10 decimal places will automatically show in scientific notation.
    • Choosing 9 decimal places will set a floating decimal point, which means the calculator will only show as many decimal places as needed. Any other setting will show that many decimal places, even if the values are 0.
    • For example: Setting decimal places = 2 will show 0.00 and setting decimal places = 4 will show 0.0000 while setting decimal places = 9 will show 0. (ie floating decimal places)
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    Press the 2nd button.
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    Press the Format button. (This is the second function on the . button).
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    Enter the number of decimal places to show 0-9. (9 for floating decimal places)
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    Press the Enter button.

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Categories: Calculators