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Calculating Numbers

If you don't have a handheld calculator handy, you can use the Calculator program provided by Windows XP to quickly perform standard calculations or even more complex ones. Calculator performs basic arithmetic, such as addition and subtraction, as well as functions found on a scientific calculator, such as logarithms and factorials.

Use the Calculator

Click the Start button, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Calculator.

Click the View menu, and then click Standard or Scientific.

Enter a number, or click the number buttons.

Click a function button.

Enter another number.

When you've entered all the numbers you want, click the equals (=) button.

Click the Edit menu, and then click Copy to copy the result to the Clipboard to paste in a document.

When you're done, click the Close button.


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