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Understanding Units - ChanTran - 05-21-2021 04:11 PM

I haven't bought the Prime yet but trying it out with the simulator and I don't seem to be able to understand how to use units. I read the manual but still at a loss.

RE: Understanding Units - cdmackay - 05-21-2021 06:24 PM

I made some limited notes on it a while back, which say:


1_(m) Sto▸ _cm
entering n_ automatically adds the ()

Enter number, then Units key
Can’t use Ans
need to Copy/Paste answer from previous lines
select from dimension and chosen unit
touch Sto▸ on screen (or key)
press Units key
select to dimension and chosen unit

And see also the Units48 app if you like the HP48 way of doing units.

RE: Understanding Units - ChanTran - 05-23-2021 04:35 PM

You know it's kind of me trying to find reasons to buy the Prime. So far it seems I would get lost instead. I have both the 48SX and GX and the 50G. I like the 48GX most but then the display is very low in contrast (the SX is even worst) so I ended up using the simulator all the time.

RE: Understanding Units - cdmackay - 05-23-2021 09:46 PM

Yup, I know what you mean.

I think the Prime shines for graphics (especially interactive), and for algebraic symbolic maths. The stats tools are also excellent.

For regular calculator use, I much prefer an RPN or RPL model.

RE: Understanding Units - Liamtoh Resu - 05-23-2021 10:15 PM

The attached files show two screens to convert six feet to meters.

The process is easier on my hp35s and hp33s.

Now I will have to figure out this problem on my hp50g.