I used a CASIO in the past. As you all know, I had to move off of it for the CFA curriculum. Today I opened up my new toy and was shocked to learn that it has factory settings that screw with the number of decimals.

I tried to do a simple calculation:

1.05 X 0.95 X 1.12 = ?

The answer on a normal calculator is **1.0819**

When I used the BA II Plus, it “rounded” the numbers to two decimal places for me, so it came out looking like

*1.05*.95=0.97* and then

*0.97*1.12 = 1.08*

how do I get the calculator to calculate an infinite number of decimal places, or at least enough decimal places to fill the screen?

Also is it just me, or do the keys friggin suck? I punched in 1.12 and it came out looking like 1.2 or 12 or 112. In short, I don’t trust this calculator so far but I don’t have a choice.