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    Can I use a calculater

    You know? I'm not sure and I'm getting dumber by the day (profanity here). Example. I bought 6 cans of soup for 2.50. Doing long division on my note pad.
    The old way. 6 divided by 2.50 yadda yadda tadda is 41.66. So that's 42 cents each.

    Ok now I would like to use a calculator. 6 \ 250 = 0.024. So what is going on here. Do I need ro be taught to use a calculator?
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    Your long division is correct where you divided 250 by six to determine the price of a single can of soup.
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    Your long division was 250 divided by 6. Your calculator was entered as 6 divided by 250. They're just flip-flopped.

    (And by the way, where the hell and what type of soup did you get 6 cans for $2.50?? 6 cans of Campbell's ~ $10 after tax!)

    Unless it's Ramen noodle soup..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tman9513 View Post
    Your long division was 250 divided by 6. Your calculator was entered as 6 divided by 250. They're just flip-flopped.

    (And by the way, where the hell and what type of soup did you get 6 cans for $2.50?? 6 cans of Campbell's ~ $10 after tax!)

    Unless it's Ramen noodle soup..
    TO FUNNY! You just taught me how use a calculator. My 32 year old PCA "smartphone in hand" couldn't figure it out. Kids! LOL. BTW No soup for me! Just an example. It all started with this paper towel ad. 83 cent each, not bad.
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    Easiest to think "cost per can" and just replace "per" with /
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