"Calculators stackexchange" doesn't exist, so I guessed this would be the right place to ask. Can a calculator solve $-0.2 \cdot e^{-0.06-4.2i}$?

Or any $e$ to a complex for that matter. I've been solving this with Wolfram Alpha or Matlab when in a project, but I'd like yo know if is there anyway to get it done in a calculator.

  • $\begingroup$ Can you please share the answer you expect from the expression? $\endgroup$ – Jem Eripol Sep 1 '17 at 3:10
  • $\begingroup$ How do you enter "i" ? $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Sep 1 '17 at 4:31
  • $\begingroup$ @SolarMike, you change the calculator mode into "complex mode" by pressing mode then 2. $\endgroup$ – Jem Eripol Sep 1 '17 at 5:16
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    $\begingroup$ Is there any reason other than tests in school where a calculator is prefered over a computer or a smartphone? I mean school requirements hook you to calculators but in reality thats a skill you should get rid of as soon as you leave shool. $\endgroup$ – joojaa Sep 1 '17 at 5:39
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    $\begingroup$ @joojaa some of us when there is something to calculate will (still) automatically reach for a calculator and, personally, I find i can complete even complicated calculations / problems long before some people have had the computer boot, they log-in and then run the program etc... But your preference.... $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Sep 1 '17 at 9:24

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