NeoCal Documentation

NeoCal for Palm OS User Guide

Percentages

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Percent

Normally, the function returns x divided by 100. However, it does perform a more useful function when the previous operation was addition or subtraction, then the number returned is the specified percentage of y. For example,

  • Pressing displays the number 0.15.
  • Pressing displays the number 15 (since 30% of 50 is 15). The result after pressing is 65.

In RPN mode, the result is always the specified percentage of y. The value of y is preserved so that subsequent operations can be performed without having to re-enter the base number.

Percent Change

The function calculates the percent difference between two numbers.

In RPN mode, the value of y is preserved.

Percent of Total

The function calculates the percentage that x is of y. For example,

  • Pressing results in 60 (since 30 is equal to 60% of 50).

In RPN mode, the value of y is preserved.