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Percentage And Calendar Functions; Percentage Functions; Percentages - HP 12c User Manual

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Percentage and Calendar

Percentage Functions

The hp 12c includes three keys for solving percentage problems: b, à, and Z.
You don't need to convert percentages to their decimal equivalents; this is done
automatically when you press any of these keys. Thus, 4% need not be changed to
0.04; you key it in the way you see and say it: 4b.

Percentages

To find the amount corresponding to a percentage of a number:
1. Key in the base number.
2. Press \.
3. Key in the percentage.
4. Press b.
For example, to find 14% of $300:
Keystrokes
300
\
14
b
If the base number is already in the display as a result of a previous calculation,
you should not press \ before keying in the percentage — just as in a chain
arithmetic calculation.
File name: hp 12c_user's guide_English_HDPMBF12E44
Printered Date: 2005/7/29
Section 2
Functions
Display
300.
Keys in the base number.
300.00
Pressing \ separates the next
number entered from the first number,
just as when an ordinary arithmetic
calculation is performed.
14.
Keys in the percentage.
42.00
Calculates the amount.
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Page: 26 of 209
Dimension: 14.8 cm x 21 cm

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