Question about Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

When I type in (0.02) squared, on TI-84 Plus, I get an answer 4E to the power of -4. On my TI36X, I get an answer of 0.0004. Why can't I get my TI-84 to display the same wasy as TI36? I checked all the Mode settings and they seem to be fine. Please help

Hello,

If number format in MODE is set to Normal, and if the (absolute value of) the number is smaller than 0.001,the calculator displays it in scientific notation( with the E). By the way E( ) stands for x10^( ).

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Press MODE then select "Normal" on the top line.

Feb 21, 2015 | Texas Instruments TI-82 Calculator

The square root of 148 is 2*sqrt(37), the square of 3*sqrt(12) is 108, but that's not the point.

The TI-84 can't produce results like 2*sqrt(37). It can produce results as fractions but not involving roots. Some other machines, like the TI-89 can, but not the 84.

Sorry if that wasn't the answer you were hoping for.

The TI-84 can't produce results like 2*sqrt(37). It can produce results as fractions but not involving roots. Some other machines, like the TI-89 can, but not the 84.

Sorry if that wasn't the answer you were hoping for.

Nov 07, 2013 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

The E is an engineering notation for 'x10^' so the answer there 4E-7 = 4 x 10^ -7 (I'm using the x as multiplication). I'm afraid there isn't a way of changing it (that I know of) but it is not difficult to learn, it's just a simple way of writing scientific notation!

Sep 01, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

well,

I really don't like to tell this to you but the Ti-84 plus will not display a square root as an answer, it will always return answers in decimal form. The best way for you to simplify roots is by using a factor tree and knowing your squares up to 30. I went through all of that using a ti-83 plus so I completely understand your desire for it to show a root, it just won't. I really wish you the best with this problem, but having read the owners manual for it, I just don't see any other way to do it.

I really don't like to tell this to you but the Ti-84 plus will not display a square root as an answer, it will always return answers in decimal form. The best way for you to simplify roots is by using a factor tree and knowing your squares up to 30. I went through all of that using a ti-83 plus so I completely understand your desire for it to show a root, it just won't. I really wish you the best with this problem, but having read the owners manual for it, I just don't see any other way to do it.

Mar 21, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

No, is giving you the correct result. When you negate 3-squared, you should get -9. If you want to square negative three, you need to type it in as ( (-) 3 ) ^ 2 or ( (-) 3 ) x^2

There is a difference between (-3)^2 and -(3^2). If you omit the parentheses, the calculator will interpret it as the latter.

If in doubt, use parentheses.

There is a difference between (-3)^2 and -(3^2). If you omit the parentheses, the calculator will interpret it as the latter.

If in doubt, use parentheses.

Feb 17, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

Two ways:

2ND [square-root] ( 8 7 . 3 4 / 5 ) ENTER

8 7 . 3 4 / 5 ENTER then 2ND [square-root] 2ND ANS ENTER

The first sequence takes the square root of 87.34/5, the second sequence calculates 87.34/5 then takes the square root of the result.

2ND [square-root] ( 8 7 . 3 4 / 5 ) ENTER

8 7 . 3 4 / 5 ENTER then 2ND [square-root] 2ND ANS ENTER

The first sequence takes the square root of 87.34/5, the second sequence calculates 87.34/5 then takes the square root of the result.

Dec 15, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

Unfortunately, you can't. From the manual:

If [...] the answer cannot display in 10 digits (or the absolute value is less than 0.001), the TI-84Plus expresses the answer in scientifc notation.

If [...] the answer cannot display in 10 digits (or the absolute value is less than 0.001), the TI-84Plus expresses the answer in scientifc notation.

Oct 05, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

Nothing is wrong w/ the calculator, e is the base for natural logarithms, therefore, you are getting the correct solution for the problem you typed. to get four, simply type 2 then the "squared" button (the button w/ a small 2 on it) and voila!

Sep 27, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

You're both right, in a way. (-64)^3 is -262144. The square root of that is +/- 512i. Take your choice as to the sign.

For what it's worth, the TI-84, TI-86, TI-89, and the HP 50g all go with the negative value.

For what it's worth, the TI-84, TI-86, TI-89, and the HP 50g all go with the negative value.

Jan 24, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

The comma key on the TI 84 SE is above the 7 key, and it is just left of (, right of x squared, and below SIN. thats where the "," key is. If you're asking something else, please clearify. My understanding is that you don't know where the comma key is.

Mar 16, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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