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Fairly dull question.. but why are most calculators right aligned? hmmm.
26794 12 456 _____ 84394
If you only use whole numbers. These decimals align neither left nor right 1345.19483 12.1 842 suppose it's just best.
Most everyday practical applications deal with numbers larger than one, and non-integers can usually be rounded to a consistent number of places after the decimal point. The arithmetic in people's ledgers is right-aligned. Now, if we were talking about a calculator that displays all numbers in scientific notation, that would be best left-aligned.