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

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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Calculate on which side of straign line is dot located

I am a programmer without really good knowledge in math. :/ So I have to write an algorithm that changes the color of pixel(dot) P to opposite if it's on left side of the straigt line in coordinate ...
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In a Calculator, Which Button Should be Bigger: $\sinh()$ or $\rm asin()$?

I am making a calculator app and would like to know: Which of the following functions would be used more often: $\sin()$ $\sinh()$ $\text{arsin}()$ ($\sin^{-1}$) $\text{arsinh}()$ ($\sinh^{-1}$)
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Getting the Total value from the Nett

I can't figure out this formula; I need some help to write it out for a php script. I have a value of $\$80$. $\$80$ is the profit from a total sale of $\$100$; $ 20\%$ is the percentage ...
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Is there any derivative that the Ti-Nspire can't do?

A fellow student was showing off by quickly have his ti-nspire solve the homework problems. Just wondering if there is any derivative that the ti-nspire would mess up on. Just where is the limit ...
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Is it possible to get any number from two numbers?

Is it possible to get any give number with a minimum value and a maximum value? to output any number you desire? for example ...