Questions regarding calculators such as the TI-83 (Plus), HP 50g, and other calculator models.

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Help disabling press-to-test [closed]

I've got a TI Nspire CAS (not the newest CX edition) and I accidentally put degrees instead of radians on Press To Test. Now it's stuck in this mode and the information at ...
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Weird computation error when using fnInt (numerical integral) on TI-84 Plus

Today in Calculus class I was bored so I decided to try and approximate $\pi$ by evaluating $ \left( \displaystyle \int_{-a}^a e^{-x^2} dx \right)^2$ on my calculator for larger and larger values of ...
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Using a casio calculator for numerical methods

I am just starting numerical methods, and I find myself typing in an equation into my calculator to get an answer, then re-inputting the answer to that iteration back into the equation, repeat etc. I ...
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How to find a model of the form $v = at^3 + bt^2 + ct + d$ with TI NSpire?

A homework problem in my book states: An experimental vehicle is tested on a straight track. It starts from rest, and its velocity v (in meters per second) is recorded every 10 seconds for 1 minute. ...
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Drawing straight line graph with large scale

I was given the equation: $$y(x) = 10000x + 150000 ,~~ 0 \lt x \lt 60$$ and was asked to draw the graph. I know that it is a positive straight line intercepting through $150000$, but I don't know ...
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Calculate ln(x) using 8-digit calculator

I have a bit of a unique problem. Well, maybe not a problem because I'm really just curious about it, but... I have a simple 8 digit calculator. It has +, -, x, /, and a constant operation function. ...
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Simplfy a complex matrix into a real one

I encounter systems of linear complex equations (At most 3 equations) in my circuit analysis course. The calculator I am using is Casio fx-991ES and it only accepts real elements when in matrix or ...
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Graphing an ellipse on TI-nspire CX CAS

How do I graph an ellipse on a TI-nspire CX CAS? I know how to graph an ellipse with the equation $$\frac{(x-h)^2}{a^2} + \frac{(y-k)^2}{b^2 }=1$$ but I don't know how to put coefficients in the ...
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how can get simple function

how can get $y$ simple function of $x$ from : $$ \frac{2 \sqrt{y} \sqrt{y-b} \log \left(\sqrt{y-b}+\sqrt{y}\right)}{\sqrt{\frac{A y (y-b)}{b}}}+\text{constant} =x$$ where : $$ y=y_0 at x=0$$ and ...
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Calculator similar to Desmos but for 3D

Is there a calculator with functionality similar to Desmos but in 3 dimensions? I am looking to learn about families of quadric surfaces so I am looking for a 3D calculator with sliders.
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What exactly do the sin, cos, tan buttons do on a calculator?

I understand they mean sine, cosine, tangent, but what exactly is the calculator doing when I enter an angle and press those buttons? Edit: To help others better understand my question, my question ...
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Need a good non-graphing calculus calculator that can derive and integrate

It's my 3rd time going through Calculus II and I want to pass this class already. I'm not trying to cheat I just see people with fancy calculators and I have never even used a calculator on tests ...
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Calculator for math/finance/statistics that can store .PDF

I need a new calculator. And rather than googling and doing research, I figured somebody on stackexchange probably know this. Requirements/facts about me Symbolic calculator (can do double ...
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Weird stuff happening with complex numbers on a ti-84

So, I'm trying to do some calculations for my Electrical engineering homework. This requires a bit of algebra with complex numbers. I have been finding that some of the calculations that my calculator ...
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Why would a calculator have base 5?

I have a calculator that I found recently that has a base 5 option. It has options labelled HEX, BIN, DEC, OCT, and PEN. My son set it on PEN, and no numbers above 4 worked anymore. Playing around ...
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Order of powers

Which of the following is $a^{b^c}$ equal to? $a^{(b^c)}$ or ${(a^b)}^c = a^{bc}$ This is probably a really basic question but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere.
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If 0.00 currencyx is 1380 then how much is 1.00 currencyx

If for USD 1380 you get 0.000198670 lets say Currency X then whats the price of 1.00000 Currency X and what formula should I apply
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From $\tan\varphi = -3/2 = -1,5$ to $\varphi\approx 123,69^\circ$

Sorry for this question but what do I have to type into my counter to come from $$\tan \varphi = -1,5 $$ to $\approx 123,69^\circ$ and $\approx 303,69^\circ$? Thanks!
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TI83+. Math-> Solver. Why does it give different solutions?

Not sure if anyone still uses this one.... Recall the keystrokes: Math 0:Solver Up arrow Enter equation Press ENTER You will now be at a prompt displaying the equation, and a line saying x=### ...
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help - how to calculate distance between to points ( latitude/longtitude) without ACOS / ATAN

I need to calculate the distance between to points (latitude/longitude) in WebI (SAP system) and I have limited formulas there (don't have : ACOS / ...
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Rational calculator

I am calculating a recursive equation: $X_n = \frac{1}{2}(X_{n-1} + \frac{3}{X_{n-1}})$ I need a free online calculator that can calculate for $n=7$ $(1/2)\times(88063572/50843527+(3\times ...
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Graphing multivariable functions

Is it possible to graph out a multivariable function (3 variables at max) on a graphing calculator? If yes, how? My instrument is the TI83.
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Online calculator for sha256(“foo”) mod 100 [closed]

How can most people easily solve stuff like this: sha256("foo") mod 100 google and wolframalpha didn't do it. By easily I mean like type it in an online web calculator, or use software installed by ...
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What is the CPLX button on a calculator?

On my cheap "dollar store" scientific calculator, it has a 2nd function button named "CPLX". When you press it, the calculator displays some text similar to the "DEG, RAD, GRAD" that says "CPLX". ...
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Graph of $(e^x-1)/x$ as x->0

This question may be as much computer science as math, as I don't believe the reason is mathematical; however an odd thing a classmate of mine pointed out: if you look at a graph of the function in ...
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How can I find the value of $\ln( |x|)$ without using the calculator?

I want to know if there is a way to find for example $\ln(2)$, without using the calculator ? Thanks
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In my calculator why does $\sqrt4 -2=-8.1648465955514287168521180122928e-39?$

I have tried this on my Windows 7 calculator with $\sqrt9 -3 $ it too gives some weird answer- ie$1.1546388020691628168216106791278e-37$. And so for any $n$(positive) $\sqrt n^2-n= wierd_ .answer$ Why ...
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Exact answers on a Ti84/Ti-nspire CX [closed]

I have three calculator: - very basic ti-30xb Multiview - ti84plus - Ti-nspire cx When I'm calculation something like $sin(60)*6$ my 10 euro Ti-30xb will give me the exact answer $3\sqrt3$. However ...
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Why does my calculator show $2^{-329} = 0?$

On my calculator, I usually get a $0$ when I divide something by $2$, a lot of times if that makes sense, but I was just wondering why does $2^{-329} = 0?$
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Find the limit $\lim_{x\to 0}\frac{1-\cos 2x}{1-\cos x}$ without using L'Hospital [closed]

Help me calculate this limit: $$\lim_{x\to 0}\frac{1-\cos 2x}{1-\cos x}$$
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Calcution's functionality & webapplication

Is there a application in Internet or a function in a calculator at windows 7 to make a caculation containing 400 and 360? It is easier to calculate if numbers have low numbers.
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Solving $x$ for $y = x^x$ using a normal scientific calculator (no native Lambert W function)?

Solving $x$ for $y = x^x$ using Lambert W function is clear enough thanks to this handy answer, but as I'm using the solution in a network support document I need it in a form that can be solved on a ...
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Why do I disagree with my calculator?

I followed the order of opperations but my answer disagrees with my calulator's. Problem: $331.91 - 1.03 - 19.90 + 150.00$ Calculator answer: $460.98$ My answer: $162.98$ Why the ...
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Multivariable polynomial long division calculator

Is there code/online calculator that divides polynomials in multiple variables? The answers are always other polynomials, but they have many variables.
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Calculator for real and complex parts of a polynomial.

Does anyone know of a nice calculator for calculating the real and complex parts of a complex polynomial. Say, for example, I want to write the polynomial $p(z)=z^3+2z^2+1$ as a function ...
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When the denominator is larger than the numerator, why does the modulo equal the numerator?

As an example, why does 1 modulo 2 equal 1? According to Google's built-in calculator: 1 % 2 = 1 5 % 40 = 5 12 % 2000 = 12 Why is the remainder not "0", ...
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Plot 1, …, Plot 3 switches on TI-83 calculator

My student has a TI-83 (I think - it is black, and newer than mine, and I have a TI-82), and she asked me what the three switches were, those at the top of the function list screen (where you input ...
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How to calculate Mortgage calculation

I have this formula for Mortgage calculation and now i want loan amount value using with same formula. ...
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Need to calculate my final marks - help

I don't know the formula to calculate my marks for a subject. The first tests accounts for 38% of the overall grade whereas the final exam accounts for 62%. Let us say that on the first test I got a ...
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Texas TI-alternatives

I've been using a Texas TI graphing calculator at school and am wondering if there are programs for the PC that function similarly (with similar features) as those calculators. I don't need an ...
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What type of input does trigonometric functions take in

I see in my Book that 45 deg is equivalent of π/4 . Ι also do the conversion if I simply convert degrees into radians like this 45* π/180 = π/4 radians and ...
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A calculator's solution to irrational exponent

An irrational number cannot be represented by $\frac{p}{q}$ where $p$ and $q$ are integers. And when we encounter exponents with decimal points, it is a possible way and a rather simple one to turn ...
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Expecting a Discontinuity in Piecewise Function on TI-89 but finding Unexpected Results

When I look at the following function $f(x)$, it would seem to me that because there are no $\le$ or $\ge$ inequalities included where the function's formula changes (for the parts relating to ...
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Checking for symmetry in a graph on the TI-84 Plus

I was using the TI-84 Plus calculator to check for Y-Axis symmetry in the graph of "cos(2X+1)" and as I had to do it fast (I was in the middle of a test), I quickly noted that it was symmetrical. I ...
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How can I generate a random number on my ti-84 without the rand function

Is there an equation that is possible where I enter a seed, and it will give me the number from the seed. I want it to give me the same results as the rand function would give with the seed as 0. I ...
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Calculate remainder on Casio fx-991 ES Calculator

Is it possible or not to calculate remainder through use of Casio fx-991 ES Calculator. If possible then how for example :- I have to calculate remainder of ...
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equivalent calculator keys to: inv ln

What are the equivalent keys on a calculator to inv + ln? My calculator doesn't have a inv key:
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What happens as you take repeated square roots, starting with 8? What does the answer approach as you take more and more square…

a) What happens as you take repeated square roots, starting with 8? b) What does the answer approach as you take more and more square roots? c) Would the answer be the same if you started with any ...
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How does my $10\times10$ abacus work?

How does this $10\times10$ abacus work? More specific: Counting: is it common to count from 1 to 100, or from 1 to 9.999.999? How does addition work? How does multiplication work? Are there any ...
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Calculator question involving $\log_2$?

I have a question, I have a calculator that does $\log$ but I think it does it it in a base ten format for example $\log_{10}(100)=2$ I am wondering how I can solve $\log$ using a base of 2 for ...