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HP 35s. FIX affects precision  Pablo P (Spain)  10222010 Hi all, by accident I have found that FIX mode affects the precision in some calculations. FIX mode is used to control the number of decimal digits used in the display of numbers. Only to display them. But consider the next:
Insert this function in the equation list:
Set FIX to 3 and integrate the function between 5 and 2.88 Set FIX to 5 and integrate the function between 5 and 2.88. You will get 0.99801133646
Similar results, but not identical.
Edited: 22 Oct 2010, 4:36 p.m.
Re: HP 35s. FIX affects precision  Bart (UK)  10222010 Hi Pablo, Re: HP 35s. FIX affects precision  Pablo P (Spain)  10222010 Thanks Bart, I missed this feature. The manual explains it perfectly.
Re: HP 35s. FIX affects precision  Dieter  10222010 No, this is not a bug but a (quite useful) feature of the HP35s an other calculators with the HP Integrate. It was already implemented in the good old 34C, the first model with this function. Re: HP 35s. FIX affects precision  Karl Schneider  10222010 Dieter  Very good explanation. I'd add that FIX/SCI/ENG as integrationaccuracy settings on the HP35s, HP33s, and HP48/49/50 series don't have the same meaning as those on the HP34C through the HP32SII. An archived thread: HP33S estimated error of integration A thorough explanation: HP SOLVE/INTEG on all RPNbased models
 KS Edited: 22 Oct 2010, 11:49 p.m.
