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For example, solve (17 – 5) × 4.


If you were working the problem with pencil and paper, you would first calculate
the intermediate result of (17 – 5)...


(17 – 5) × 4 =

12


...and then you would multiply the intermediate result by 4.


(17 – 5) × 4 =

12 × 4 = 48


Work through the problem exactly the same way with the HP41C, one operation
at a time. You solve for the intermediate result first...


(17 – 5)




...and then solve for the final answer. You don't need to press
ENTER to store the intermediate result—the
calculator automatically stores it when you key in the next number. Complete
the problem now by multiplying the intermediate result by 4.




Because the HP41C stores intermediate results automatically, you don't need
to remember them.
