BWF89

November 22nd, 2005, 04:13 AM

They need to pass some kind of law that states that every calculator sold in the US has it's buttons arranged in the same order. It's very confusing when you use a couple of calculators a day depending on where you are and they all have different button arrangements, making you:

1. hit the wrong button, not realise it, and get the wrong answer or

2. spend time scanning the keys to find out what's what

I took 4 calculators sitting around my house and wrote their button arrangements below seperated by a "-".

Is anyone else having the same problems?

Sq root - 7 - 8 - 9 - multiply - divide

% - 4 - 5 - 6 - subtract - MRC

+/- - 1 - 2 - 3 - add - M-

ON/C - 0 - . - equals - M+

MRC - M- - M+

back - GT - +/- - CE - ON/C

7 - 8 - 9 - % - sq root

4 - 5 - 6 - multiply - divide

1 - 2 - 3 - add - subtract

0 - 00 - . - equals

ON/C - CE - MRC - M- - M+

7 - 8 - 9 - multiply - divide

4 - 5 - 6 - subtract - sq root

1 - 2 - 3 - add - %

0 - . - +/- - equals

Back - CE - C

MC - 7 - 8 - 9 - divide - sq root

MR - 4 - 5 - 6 - multiply - %

MS - 1 - 2 - 3 - subtract - 1/x

M+ - 0 - +/- - . - add - equals

1. hit the wrong button, not realise it, and get the wrong answer or

2. spend time scanning the keys to find out what's what

I took 4 calculators sitting around my house and wrote their button arrangements below seperated by a "-".

Is anyone else having the same problems?

Sq root - 7 - 8 - 9 - multiply - divide

% - 4 - 5 - 6 - subtract - MRC

+/- - 1 - 2 - 3 - add - M-

ON/C - 0 - . - equals - M+

MRC - M- - M+

back - GT - +/- - CE - ON/C

7 - 8 - 9 - % - sq root

4 - 5 - 6 - multiply - divide

1 - 2 - 3 - add - subtract

0 - 00 - . - equals

ON/C - CE - MRC - M- - M+

7 - 8 - 9 - multiply - divide

4 - 5 - 6 - subtract - sq root

1 - 2 - 3 - add - %

0 - . - +/- - equals

Back - CE - C

MC - 7 - 8 - 9 - divide - sq root

MR - 4 - 5 - 6 - multiply - %

MS - 1 - 2 - 3 - subtract - 1/x

M+ - 0 - +/- - . - add - equals