During the GED® Exam, you will be able to use the TI30X Multi-View calculator. It’s important that before you take the exam, you fully understand *how* to use the calculator. The more you practice with your calculator the better you will become. Knowing how to use your calculator will save you time on test day AND increase your confidence.

In this post, you will find information about:

- How to Use Your Calculator
- Test Day Information
- Tricks for Using the Calculator on the Computer
- BONUS PRACTICE MATH PROBLEMS

### How to Use Your Calculator

Below is a graphic showing you some of the most important buttons you should know on the calculator.

To use any of the operations in green on your calculator, just push the “2nd” button while pushing the key you would like.

### Test Day Information

If you do not have a calculator, there will be one provided for you ON the COMPUTER during the exam.

The first portion of the exam is mental, but after that, you may use your calculator as often as your like. To read more about the set-up and time frame of the math exam.

### Tricks for Using the Calculator on the Computer

- On your computer test screen, you will see a calculator icon.
**Click this icon to use the calculator.** - Once your calculator appears, you may want to click and drag it somewhere on your screen that does not cover up your test question.
- To move the calculator simply hold the cursor over it, pressing your mouse and dragging it to the location you want. Once it is where you wish it to be, release your mouse.
- When you no longer want the calculator on the screen, just push the
**X at the top of the calculator to make it disappear**

*Remember:*** There is no EQUALS button the calculator!** To solve a problem, just push ENTER (shown on the diagram above).

### Practice Problems

Now, use your calculator to solve these problems. *Be sure that you clear your display screen before each problem.*

**1. √425= **

Answer: ** 20.62 **

**2. 5 ^{2} =**

Answer:** 25**

**3. 6 ^{2} + 7^{2} = **

Answer:** 85**

**4. 6 + 84 + 10 = **

Answer:** 100 **

**5. 9 ^{2} – 8^{2} =**

Answer: **17**

**6. 20% of 80=**

Answer: ** 16 **

**7. 493 – 271 = **

Answer: **222**

**8. 525 – 2 ^{2} = **

Answer: **521**

**9. 40% of 120 = **

Answer: **48**

**10. 8 ^{2} x 4^{2}=**

Answer: ** 1024 **