The industry of mathematics depends on calculators to solve problems in various subjects. Sharp offers an assortment of calculators, from basic to complex, that are used for various types of math. The most advanced calculator is the scientific calculator, which solves problems in algebra, calculus and trigonometry. Learn the basics to get the most out of your Sharp calculator.
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Using a Sharp Calculator

Place batteries into your Sharp calculator. Usually, two to four AA batteries are required in Sharp calculators.

Turn on the Sharp calculator. If it needs to be reset, use a pin to press the reset button in the back.

To calculate a problem, use the numbers on the left side of the calculator. The divide, multiply, add and subtract indicators are usually on the right side of a standard Sharp calculator.

To find the square root of a number, type the number and then press the square root button (it looks like the division symbol).

To do basic trigonometry, use the SIN (sine), COS (cosine) and TAN (tangent) buttons on the calculator. The display on the Sharp calculator is easily recognized and easy to use.