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

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Trying to figure out a formula for calculating New APUSH Scores.

I will include all the information I have. Math is not my strong point by any stretch but I am trying to give my students an idea of how to work on problem areas. Here is all the info I have ...
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How to find high power numbers modulo

How can I find high power number modulo number. What If I have to do it with the calculator or if the calculator is not allowed in exam. For example: $174^{55} \pmod {221} \equiv 47$
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How do pocket calculators calculate exponents?

I'd like to know specifically how a pocket calculator (TI calculators also apply) calculates $e^{0.1}$, and what methods or algorithms pocket calculators use in order to produce their answer.
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Calculation Issue (not a math problem, but I just need help with calculation)

For a) I just plugged in e to the equation and got the answer. I am stuck on the rest. So for b) I plugged in the CO2 they gave us into the e equation and then calculated e and plugged it into the ...
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Why do I get the Fibonacci sequence when I start with 1 and keep using the + sign?

I played with this on a calculator and when I entered 1 and kept hitting the + button, I got the noticeable Fibonacci sequence! Can someone explain to me why this happens?
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how to find $X^2_{0.95,14}$, $P(X^2_{9} \geq y) = 0.99$ in a TI-84 calculator?

Can someone please show the steps in how to find $X^2_{0.95,14}$ in a TI-84 calculator? My professor does not want us to use a statistics table, but to know how to use the calculator in quizzes and ...
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8 / 4 (4-2) = ? What is answer? [duplicate]

What is answer for 8 / 4 (4-2) = ? My answer is 4. But some says it's 1. And arguing each others. They even using some calculators for prove them. Even those calculators showing both 1 and 4 as ...
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Casio calculator for evaluating equations at different values

(this question is about recommending a calculator, I already asked in the chat and was invited to make an answer on the site) I'm taking Calculus 2 and I will go to Linear Algebra, Discrete ...
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Store a constant on a TI 84

On my TI 84 I have a variable E with the value 8.854e-12, ie. Epsilon not, which I use for my physics class. I also have G and M for 6.67384e-11 and 4pi e-7, both of which I have found I need for my ...
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Difference between squaring a negative number and multiplying 2 equal negative numbers?

I've seen some strange behavior on 3 different calculators. Whenever I enter -2^2, I get a -4, and when I enter -2 * -2 I get a positive 4. Why does squaring a negative and multiplying it by itself ...
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how do you type sec^2(0) on a calculator?

I press cos^-1 then ^2 then brack (o) but then it comes up with syntax error
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Why does my calculator answer .1564 for cos(90)?

I know that cos(90) equals zero but my calculator gives .1564. Everything else but trig functions work properly on my calculator. It may be broken or I might have pressed a button the changes the ...
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ti-89 get p-value from text statistics

I was wondering if anyone may know how to get p-value given test statistics. For example, I may have $F_0 = 21.59$ and I have 1df for the numerator and 8df for the denominator. Any help is greatly ...
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Why does this always equal $1$?

One of my friends told me this. Take a calculator and continuously input $\cos\tan\sin\cos\tan\sin\ldots$ any number of times you want and finally in the place of the angle measure place any value of ...
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Is a graphing calculator a necessity when one studies a higher level of maths? [closed]

Is it required, and what are the main uses and advantages/disadvantages that come with them?
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Is $\tan^{-1}$ for $\arctan$ on my calculator wrong?

On my calculator $\tan^{-1}$ is used to calculate the $\arctan$, but $\tan^{-1}$ actually is $\cot$. $\cot$ and $\arctan$ are not the same thing though. Am I missing something or is the labeling of my ...
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How to find antilog with simple calculator?

I know how to find log to base $10$ using simple calculator: say if you want to find log of $12$ you can do as blow: Step 1: $13$ times $\sqrt{\star} \implies 1.00030338$; Step 2: subtract 1: ...
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How do you calculate a test value that only effects your grade by a certain percentage?

My teacher has talked about how a certain test will only effect twenty percent of your final mark, how do you calculate this? Say my current total mark is 95%, I got a test score of 70%, but the test ...
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What is the answer of this problem solving question?

You need to order 4 plastic cups for each of the 800 runners. Plastic cups are sold in 2 different pack sizes and you must choose one type of pack only. A pack of 500 costs £12.50 or a pack of 800 ...
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Can i do the summation by only one single expression in calculator? How?

How to calculate the expression easily?
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Explanation of calculator percentage key

I would really appreciate some help with this question. I have asked few people but nobody could explain. When you use calculator and enter these values you get different results. Why? Example: 100 ...
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TI-89 factor() return value to two variables

I am writing a function for my TI-89 Titanium. I see that there is a built-in factor() function under Algebra(F2). I know that in my use case it is going to be the sum of two integers; for example my ...
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How to calculate monthly payment

I have data inside spreadsheet and it is calculationg based on formula to calculate Monthly payemnt. Now I am implementing this functionality in my HTML using ...
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Calculator to check derivative answer

I hope I am not off topic here, if so, feel free to remove this post. I have a Casio calculator (CFX-9850GC PLUS) that allows me to check if my derivation is correct. For example, if I want to check ...
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“How much is it more/small than” calculator.

I need to find a calculator that will essentially give me how ever much a number is smaller/bigger than another number. Example: If I enter the two numbers '1' and '4'. It will tell me, ...
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How to find the right way to pick a random selection

I love the website AnyDice (http://anydice.com). When I needed to make a dice game, it saved me hours of coding and testing. Now, I need something similar, but not for dice. I'm trying to do a ...
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Evaluating a decimal exponent

The example I am stuck with is $(-1)^.456$. According to my calculator, the answer is -1. According to WolframAlpha and the Google Calculator, it is a complex number. WolframAlpha -- ...
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Can't draw negative $x$ values on HP 50G

I'm unable to find an option to change the range of the function I'm plotting on the HP 50G, can anyone tell me where it is? My graphs always start with $x>0$.
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How to evaluate factorials greater than $69!$

How to evaluate factorials greater than $69!$? On my calculator, $69!$ is the largest number I can enter before it gives me a syntax error, most likely due to an overflow. Is there a way to evaluate ...
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How to make powers work right on a casio calculator?

I pressed some random buttons and it worked fine,but now its not working again. for example my calculator shows that -6^2 is - 36 and not 36, anyone know how to fix it??? My clculator model is casio ...
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How to calculate to the power of 1/n? [closed]

Has anyone figured out how to calculate to the power of $1/n$ ("^1/n") on their financial calculator? I just figured I have been doing it wrong this whole time. Does anyone know the right button to ...
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Getting function into TI-83 calculator trouble

I'm trying to get $$y = -0.1t^2 + 1.2t + 98.6, \quad0 \le t \leq 12 $$ into my TI-83 calculator to graph it, but I'm having trouble figuring out the correct syntax for this one. What it would be? I ...
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How to convert a big number back to decimals when you divide 1/15000 using a basic simple calculator?

This question has always stumped me since using a simple basic calculator over 20 years ago. I'm using the basic calculator on windows or it can be any for that matter. I input the following into ...
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How to see whole answers for long floats on TI-83?

Disclaimer: I guess answers on calculators are on topic for this SE site, tried searching and found alot of non-closed/moved questions. If not, please say so and i'll be happy to move the post ...
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Where can I find a binary calculator that can do exponentiations, roots and logarithms?

I've searched on Google, but all I found was binary calculators that can do additions, subtractions, multiplications and divisions, nothing else.
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Convert a fraction to infinite repeating decimal?

We all know how to convert an infinite repeating decimal to fraction. It is simple. But now I have these fractions 10/23, 3/29, etc. I know these fractions can be written in infinite repeating ...
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Graph single equation on calculator

Just got a new Casio fx-9750gII and just wondering, since you can store up to 20 functions, how do I choose to only graph a specific one at a time? And also to choose witch one to make a table with, ...
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How to get 2 using a standard scientific calculator without pressing the number buttons 0 to 9 and the buttons $+-\times\div$?

I was challenged by a friend to get a number 2 by using a standard scientific calculator but without pressing the number buttons 0 to 9 and the buttons $+-\times\div$. I could get 1 from $\ln e=1$. ...
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Casio fx-83gt - help! Linear Programming

Hi guys I'm studying a module called Operational Research and in particular linear programming. I am doing the simplex method and as anyone who studies linear programming would know, you need to ...
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Complex number systems of equations fx-115es plus calc?

Anyone here know how to use the EQN mode on the casio fx-115es plus to find solutions to a system of equations involving complex numbers? Also, if that's not possible, what about entering complex ...
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Looking for a function calculator

I am looking for a calculator which can calculate functions like $f(x) = x+2$ at $x=a$ etc; but I am unable to do so. Can you recommend any online calculator?
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Calculating FV and Payments for an inflation indexed savings (graduated annuity)

I have searched high and low but I can't seem to find the right calculation to work out exactly what I need. What I need is an equation. To work out the FV of an inflation indexed savings plan. The ...
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Finding the eigenvectors using a calculator?

Can I find the eigenvectors using a regular calculator or a graphical calculator? ...
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TI Nspire CX CAS fails to perfrom basic integration

I plugged rather basic integral into my new calculator (TI Nspire CX CAS) just to see what it could do. Surprisingly, it returned undef and I'm wondering if ...
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How to solve equations with Casio FX-85WA calculator

I am testing the casio FX-85WA calculator to solve equations, so I am trying to solve a very simple one: $2x-1=3$. But I am unable to input the equal sign, as it puts the result. I've seen others ...
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Math for Future Value of Growing Annuity

Am I working this out correctly? I need to verify that my code is correct... $$1000 \cdot \left(\frac{(1 + 0.1 / 12)^{40 * 12} - (1 + 0.06 / 12)^{40 * 12}}{(0.1 / 12) - (0.06 / 12)}\right)$$ ...
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Percentage operation gives different results with two scientific calculator

The operation is: $21.99 + 9.75$$\%$ On the Texas Instruments model TI36X-Pro the answer is: $22.0875$ But when I tried on the Casio FX-991ES Plus the result is: $24.134025$ Which is the correct ...
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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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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. ...