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

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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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Graph the polynomial $f(x)=x^4-3x^3-4x^2+3x-2$ using a graphing calculator [closed]

Graph the polynomial $f(x)=x^4-3x^3-4x^2+3x-2$ using a graphing calculator? a) The Range b) The Real Zeros c) The y-intercept d) relative minimum and Relative Maximum e) The interval where ...
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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 ...
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Help using TI-83 to find max and min…

This may be somewhat of a basic question, but I need to know... I'm trying to find the minimum and maximum for the following: $$y = \frac{\cos 3x}{5}+\sin 3x$$ How is this done on a TI-83?
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Why does calculator say that $\sqrt{4} = 2$? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Square roots — positive and negative I know that the square roots of four are 2 because $2^2=4$ and $-2$ because $(-2)^2=4$ Are there any conventions in ...
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How to determine end behavior with my TI-83

So, I need to determine the end behavior of $P$ for this equation: $$P(x) = −x^5 + 3x^2 + x.$$ If possible, how is this done?
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Gr. 11 Functions - Limiting domain and range on a graphing calculator

I'm trying to do a homework assignment on my graphing calculator app for my ipad (Quick graph+). (Edit by Willie: The images are originally posted here http://imgur.com/a/XRj4g I've included them ...
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Is $\log_{5}{-3} = \frac{\log(3)+\pi i}{\log(5)}$?

Why does my calculator return false when I input $\log_{5}{-3} = \frac{\log(3)+\pi i}{\log(5)}$ but W|A returns true? I'm thinking my calculator is wrong because I know that $\displaystyle ...
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Subtraction of numbers with arbitrary bases [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to do +, -, *, / with number in a base b? I am reading research papers in the category of recreational mathematics on the topic of numbers similar to Kaprekar ...
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Integration from 0 to 0 - why does my calculator say “undefined” in one case, and “0” in another?

I have the following question: Using my calculator, $\displaystyle\int_0^{0} \frac{1}{x}dx$ is "undefined". But when I type $\displaystyle\int_0^{0} - \frac{\ln(1-t)}{t} dt$, the result is 0. What ...
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Drawing on calculator, Parametric Equation. What does the “pitch” do? Casio

So under options "view window" on my calculator I can't understand what the value under pitch does to the drawing. I'm just drawing simple 2D vectors. This is high school stuff, so it isn't hard. But ...
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What is the definition of $2.5!$? (2.5 factorial)

I was messing around with my TI-84 Plus Silver Edition calculator and discovered that it will actually give me values when taking the factorial of any number $n/2$ where $n$ is any integer greater ...
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Calculators: Algebraic Equations and Exams

Kind of a stupid question, but I don't have much experience with calculators and thought some of you might. I'm sitting an exam and would like to use my calculator, in particular this one: ...
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How do calculators handle $\pi$?

When the calculator displays the digits of $\pi$, how does it arrive at that answer? Also, at what digit does the approximation of $\pi$ stop at?
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How do you plot $x = y^2 - 6$ on a graphing calculator?

I have a graphing calculator app (Graphing Calculator+) that only allows me to enter $x$ as a variable, but I need to graph $x = y^2 - 6$. I haven't used a graphing calculator in awhile. Is this ...
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How do I find, algorithmically, which parts of a given function are interesting to graph?

I'm building a program that does 2D graphing, and was wondering: How can I determine the default zoom level and x/y extents to display on screen, in such a way as to maximise the 'interesting' parts ...
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Casio fx-82MS: n-th logarithm

I have got a Casio fx-82MS calculator, and I want to calcuate various logarithms with it, especially $\log₂(x)$-style logarithms. Unfortunately, its user interface contains buttons for just $\ln$ and ...
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Computing a very large number

I've been making a program that can delay for any number of nanoseconds 0-65534 to any power 0-65534. That is to say, the shortest possible delay is 0^0 nanoseconds (1) and the longest possible delay ...
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Finding the range with a statistics calculator

Is there a button on statistics calculators that easily finds the range of the numbers? I am using window's pre-installed calculator.
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How can I evaluate an expression like $\sin(3\pi/2)$ on a calculator and get an answer in terms of $\pi$?

I have an expression like this that I need to evaluate: $$16\sin(2\pi/3)$$ According to my book the answer is $8\sqrt{3}$. However, when I'm using my calculator to get this I get an answer like ...
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Negative × Negative = Positive… right?

The wife and I were doing homework together, and we noticed something really strange when charting quadratics with a TI-series graphing calculator: ...
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Do calculators have floating point error?

As a programmer, we have been told about floating points errors on computer. Do Calculators have floating point error too? Example. ...
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Casio fx-85GT PLUS calculator. How do I access & then use the quadratic equation formula?

Have looked in the user guide - cannot find information on use of the quadratic formula.
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Calculating new score weight

See I have a test combined from 3 segments. The first two are 15% each, and the third is 70%. I can't do the second part, so they told me the scores would be 20% and 80% instead. Now, the scores I ...
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Financial Calculator HP 10bII - Standard Deviation with Probability

I have a financial calculator and am trying to use it to calculate the standard deviation when probability is involved. For a standard deviation question say on the numbers $1$, $5$, $6$, $10$ ...
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How to calculate $e^x$ with a standard calculator

Is there a simple method for calculating the $e^x$ ($x\in\mathbb{R}$) with a basic add/subtract/multiply/divide calculator that converges in reasonable time, preferably without having to memorize ...
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Base-2 exponentiation bug on Citizen SR-270X for $2^{255}$?

According to my calculator, $2^{255} = 0.5$. Also, for the range $2^x, x\in[254.5, 255.5)$ the result spans $[0.3535533906, 0.7071067812]$. Outside of that, the answers seem correct. Curiosly, ...
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Numbers too large for my calculator, probability. Old calculator or should it be done another way?

It's basic binomial probability, the problem is that the numbers are to large for my calculator. Is this the point of the task, to force me to use another method? It doesn't seem lightly, because n ...
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What does the hyp checkbox do on calculators?

What does the hyp checkbox do on calculators (for example on the Microsoft Windows calculator)?
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how do you define the decimals indicator: E-3?

Sorry for the terrible question, but how do you define E-3, which is used in the calculators to indicate that the first 3 decimals in the number are not displayed ? ...
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TI-83 Plus: Is it possible to find the eigenvalues on this calculator?

I searched the Internet and can't seem to find a source on how to find the eigenvalues on a TI-83 Plus calculator. Can anyone give me a hand?
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solving triangles

I have $\displaystyle\frac{56.851}{\tan(42.0892^\circ)}$, how do I figure that out on a calculator? I tried and I keep getting syntax error and I don't know how to make degrees. Google was no help ...
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How can I see alternative trigonometry solutions on a calculator?

When doing inverse trigonometric equations on a calculator, only the lowest positive solution is shown. How can I see alternative solutions (specifically for a Casio FX85ES)? Current behaviour: ...