Skip to content. The ALT text used on graphical equations is similar to, but not exactly like Math Speak; a few conventions are borrowed. Exponents are read as supe followed by the exponent then base to signify terms representing the exponent have ended. Subscrpts are read as sub followed be the subscript, then base. Parenthesis are read in line as they occur: left parens opens the parenthetical and right parens closes it. Square brackets are read as left bracket then right bracket. Fractions are always read as numerator followed by denominator. One half would be numerator one denominator two.

## Using a Financial Calculator

### Introduction

### Objectives

In this section, the functions of a financial calculator will be reviewed and some sample problems will be demonstrated.

Upon completing this section of the TVOM tutorial, you will be able to:

- Identify important keys on the financial calculator.
- Demonstrate basic and advanced operations on a financial calculator.
- Solve finance problems using the financial calculator.
- List common mistakes made by students when using a financial calculator.