why does my TI 84 answer .06 divided by 365 = 1.643835616E -4?? the answer is .000164383


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    $\begingroup$ They're the same $\endgroup$ – bounceback Apr 5 at 16:49
  • $\begingroup$ it will solve .6 divided by 365 $\endgroup$ – Brian Proskin Apr 5 at 16:49
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    $\begingroup$ It's written in scientific notation. Specifically, $1.643835616 \times 10^{-4} = 0.0001643835616$. $\endgroup$ – angryavian Apr 5 at 16:49
  • $\begingroup$ it's not set up to answer in that type of notation so why is it reverting to a notation that is useless when doing financial computations in function form $\endgroup$ – Brian Proskin Apr 5 at 16:54
  • $\begingroup$ i can add the extra zero because it's obvious what it's doing but on my upcoming exam this will be a pain $\endgroup$ – Brian Proskin Apr 5 at 16:56

It's the same. When your calculator says E, that means "times ten raised to the power of".

So 1.643835616E -4 means $$ 1.643835616\cdot 10^{-4}=1.643835616\cdot0.0001 $$ which is exactly the answer you say you expected.


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