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Ti-84 Plus Graphing Calculator For Dummies, 2nd Edition by C. C. Edwards, Jeff McCalla

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Chapter 24

Ten Essential Skills

In This Chapter

arrow Reviewing six essential calculator skills for use on the Home screen

arrow Reviewing four essential graphing skills

In this chapter, you find a brief review of some of the most important and basic calculator skills that are explained in the book. If you need more detailed instructions (with accompanying screenshots), the chapter location is referenced for each of the ten skills.

Copying and Pasting

Save time by copying and pasting expressions on the Home screen. Press the : key to scroll through your previous calculations. When a previous entry or answer is highlighted, press e to paste it into your current entry line. After you have pasted the expression into the current entry line, you can edit the expression as much as you like. For a more detailed description, see Chapter 1.

Converting a Decimal to a Fraction

Converting a decimal to a fraction is quick and easy. On the Home screen, press mee. If you want to convert a fraction to a decimal, press m;e or include a decimal point in your calculations. See more in Chapter 3.

Changing the Mode

Before you get too far, make sure you can adjust the mode settings on your calculator. The Status bar at the top of the screen indicates some of the most popular mode settings. To see the rest of the ...

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