**Numeric Entry Questions**

This type of question requires you to enter the answer as an integer or a decimal. If the answer is a fraction, then there will be two answer boxesâ€”one for the numerator and one for the denominator. Entering the answers is quite natural, but read the following official directions to make sure there are no surprises. Weâ€™ll discuss this type of question in the examples and exercises that follow.

**Directions:** Enter your answer as an integer or a decimal if there is a single answer box OR as a fraction if there are two separate boxesâ€”one for the numerator and one for the denominator.

To enter an integer or a decimal, either type the number in the answer box using the keyboard or use the Transfer Display button on the calculator.

- First, click on the answer boxâ€”a cursor will appear in the boxâ€”and then type the number.
- To erase a number, use the Backspace key.
- For a negative sign, type a hyphen. For a decimal point, type a period.
- To remove a negative sign, type the hyphen again and it will disappear; the number will remain.
- The Transfer Display button on the calculator will transfer the calculator display to the answer box.
- Equivalent forms of the correct answer, such as 2.5 and 2.50, are all correct.
- Enter the exact answer unless the question asks you to round your answer.

To enter a fraction, type the numerator and the denominator in the respective boxes using the keyboard.

- For a negative sign, type a hyphen. A decimal point cannot be used in a fraction.
- The Transfer Display button on the calculator cannot be used for a fraction.
- Fractions do not need to be reduced to lowest terms, though you may need to reduce your fraction to fit in the boxes.