# Algarisms - Hewlett Packard

This is a discussion on Algarisms - Hewlett Packard ; I have an HP 50g with "number format" set to standard (total of 12 algarisms). I'd like my RPL program to output a different format, say, 4 algarisms. How do I do it? Daniel....

1. ## Algarisms

I have an HP 50g with "number format" set to standard (total of 12
algarisms). I'd like my RPL program to output a different format, say,
4 algarisms. How do I do it?

Daniel.

2. ## Re: Algarisms

On Jun 28, 5:43*pm, Daniel Vianna
wrote:
> I have an HP 50g with "number format" set to standard (total of 12
> algarisms). I'd like my RPL program to output a different format, say,
> 4 algarisms. How do I do it?
>
> Daniel.

Press [MODE], scroll down to Number Format...,
press [CHOOS], select Fixed, press [OK],
select the number of places you want
displayed after the decimal point.
Is that what you meant by "algarisms?"

3. ## Re: Algarisms

On Jun 28, 2:43*pm, Daniel Vianna
wrote:
> I have an HP 50g with "number format" set to standard (total of 12
> algarisms). I'd like my RPL program to output a different format, say,
> 4 algarisms. How do I do it?
>
> Daniel.

In a program you can do:
4 FIX
which will set the calculator mode to display 4 decimal places, then
use
STD
to set the mode back to standard after you're done if you wish

4. ## Re: Algarisms

> Is that what you meant by "algarisms?"

This would address the definition of "number", the difference between
that and "numeral", "algarism", etc. 0 is "an algarism" but not a
number.

Algarisms: the symbols used in mathematical notation to describe
numbers (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Numeral: The names of the numbers (one, uno, um, etc. -- all meaning
"1")

Numbers: The objects used in arithmetic for calculation (among other
things, of course).

0 is an algarism that we use to write the numbers ten, a hundred, a
thousand, etc. It is also the "neutral element" in addition and
subtraction