Perform negative exponent

Asked by pennington on 2007-12-12

Hi!

I'm trying to key in a negative exponent, but can't seem to find out how.

Any other calculator I've been on, I hit the significant digits, then the exponent button, the exponent, then hit the +/- key.

However, I do this on ubuntu calculator and as soon as I hit the +/- key, it gives me this:
-(2.54e25)
when I need this:
2.54e-25

Tips? Seems like no matter where I hit the +/- key it brackets everything.

Why is this so different from any other calculator? Hell, even M$'s calcuator has no problem with that format.

Thanks

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2007-12-12
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2007-12-12
Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) said : #1

Well, apparently the right key is - not +/-.
For instance:

2 . 5 4 Exp - 2 5 + 2 . 5 4 Exp - 2 5 =

Gives:

508e-27

Silly if you ask me but at least you should be able to use it.
Feel free to raise a bug report if you think this needs rectification (see Create bug report on the left menu).

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