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    Does anyone know how to use the stock calculator app that comes with the S5? I am trying to figure out how to get the inverse cos feature on it and I don't know and could not find anything on a google search. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    Hi, why not download one of the science calculator apps, there are plenty on Play Store, all of them better than the stock app. Phil
     
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    Yeh, the stock calculator app is cack for scientific stuff, like no inverse trig functions. Just install a much better third-party one. RealCalc is very good IMO, and only has absolutely necessary permissions, so it ain't going to spy on you. :thumbsupdroid:
     
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    For scientific functions on the S5 stock calculator app. make sure your screen is set to rotate and turn your phone to the side.
    When you view the calculator in landscape orientation the keyboard will resize and all the scientific functions will appear.

    Is that what you're looking for?
     
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    Yeh, turn it sideways, i.e. landscape that does reveal the more advanced math functions, things like sin, cos, tan, log, etc. However there's no way that I can see to do the inverse trig functions. And the stock Android calculator app has always been like that AFAIK, it's same on other phones and tablets, not just Samsung. Usually on a real scientific calculator there's a shift key, often marked as "F" or "2nd", like a calculator that's suitable for high school or college level math.

    This is the app I was referring to, RealCalc. And it's the yellow SHIFT that does it, and gives sin-1, cos-1, tan-1, i.e. the inverse trig functions. Same with inverse log functions
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    It came to my attention a few months ago, because I've just started teaching some maths as well as English. :D
     
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    Was having a good lookover my new Samsung Galaxy Note 7, :) ..and I see the stock calculator has a 2nd function key, which isn't present in S5, and other devices that I've seen.Which means it can now do the inverse maths functions. :thumbsupdroid:
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    I guess this is a change that was made in Marshmallow 6.x over previous Android versions.
     

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