You will be allowed to use a four-function calculator on the COMPASS or the built-in calculator on the computer. The Testing Center will provide the four-function calculator. However, there are advantages to using the calculator on the computer – one being that you can use a scientific calculator rather than a four-function one. Here are some guidelines to familiarize yourself with the computer’s calculator.
To get to the calculator, go to Start. Programs, Accessories, Calculator.
When you open the calculator, it may be in standard view. To change it to scientific view, go to View and select Scientific.
You can use the mouse to click the numbers and operations or you can use the keypad on the keyboard to enter numbers and basic operations.
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