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Integration, too few arguments

I entered the integrand symb, then (SQRT((r^2)-(y^2))),y,0,r) and came up with the "too few arguments" error. This happens regularly but not always when I integrate. Any suggestions/

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  • bobisevil Nov 09, 2008

    Same here. It's whenever I integrate. I even tried the example provided in the TI booklet! Didn' t work?

  • Space Ace Nov 12, 2008

    that error pops up on mine frequently. I also tried to solving problems out of the book and had no luck figuring it out.


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I reset my calculator and this solved the problem. To reset your calculator press [2nd], then [6] (Mem), press F1 (reset), Select 3 for all memory, and select Yes.

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Too few arguments error occurs when expression or equation is missing one or more arguments. For example, d(f(x)) is invalid; whereas, d(f(x),x) is the correct syntax.By the way it is very easy to resolving this integral problem. See cap image

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Finding a limit "a" on an integral with a fixed area

There are several ways of doing this.

Since you're using a graphing calculator, you can always graph it as a function of 'a' and use the graphical tools.

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Integrate equations, using 0 and .123 as limits

Set Input/output to MathIO.
Press the Integrate key, to the right of CALC.
The image of integral appears with a rectangle for the function, and two small squares (one for the upper limit the other for the lower limit).


Type in the integrand (the expression you want to integrate) in the bigger (on your display) rectangle. Use appropriate parenthesis. To type in X press [ALPHA] )
Use the down arrow to move cursor to the square for the lower limit. Type in the lower limit. Use the Up arrow to move cursor to the upper limit square. enter the upper limit. Press [=] key. If you did not make mistakes, and your expression is not too complicated you should get your integral.


Note: The screen captures are not from a Casio FX991ES. But that should not matter to you.

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How do I convert square roots (for example square root of 147) into a number like 7 over square root 3. is it possible to do that? Or can the TI-130Xa only convert perfect squares (like square root o

Unfortunately this calculator does not display results in radical form. If you enter SQRT(147) you get 12.12435565...
What you are asking for is called rationalizing an irrational expression. Usually one tries to get rid of radicals that appear in the denominators. Here is an example.
Suppose you have 1/(c+SQRT(d)), and you want to get rid of the radical in the denominator. How to do it?
Recall the identity (a-b)*(a+b)= a^2-b^2. It is true for any a and b

Rationalizing a denominator (usual case)
Now consider (c+SQRT(d)). Multiply it by (c-SQRT(d))
[c+SQRT(d)]*[c-SQRT(d)]=c^2 -[SQRT(d)]^2=c^2-d
You see that there is no radical.
Now take 1/(c+SQRT(d)). To get rid of the radical from the denominator multiply it by (c-SQRT(d)). But to leave the value of your expression 1/(c+SQRT(d)) unchanged, you must multiply both numerator and denominator by (c-SQRT(d)).
The numerator becomes 1*(c-SQRT(d))=c-SQRT(d), and the denominator (c^2-d).
Finally, the rationalized form of the expression 1/(c+SQRT(d)) is

Rationalizing a numerator
Sometimes, people have a radical in the numerator that they want to get rid of and have it in the denominator. The procedure is the same
Example:(c+SQRT(d)), the denominator here is 1
(c+SQRT(d))=(c+SQRT(d))*[c-SQRT(d)]/[c-SQRT(d)]. This gives
You have no radical in the numerator but there is one in the denominator. This is called rationalizing the numerator.
Your case is a lot simpler
Multiply it by SQRT(3)/SQRT(3) which is 1. This gives

SQRT(147)= 21/SQRT(3)

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The error data type means that the program is expecting a specific type of data ( number, list, matrix, real, complex, string, etc.) while you are feeding it some other type of data. The point in the program where you are taken when the error occurs is where the exception was launched.

A common source of error stems from the use of variables that are global and defined in some other program. You can use the same name inside your program as long as you declare the variable local.
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I will not pretend to know why you get the error, but the few comments I made above may help you debug the program.

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I've read that the Casio fx-115ES does a great job working with complex numbers, but I haven't found it to be so simple. I am looking for an easy way to convert from rectangular to polar form and back. It...

You can perform coordinate conversions in the COMP, STAT, MATRIX and VECTOR Modes.
Angle unit may be in either degree or radian.

To convert from rectangular to polar, (SQRT(2)/2,SQRT(2)/2)

Press [SHIFT] [+] (Pol)
Screen displays Pol(
Type in SQRT2
Use right arrow to move cursor out of radical
Type in /2 [SHIFT] [,]
Type in SQRT2
Use right arrow to move cursor out of radical
Type in /2
Close the right parenthesis
Screen displays Pol (SQRT2 /2, SQRT2 / 2)
Press [=]. Display echoes the command on top line and result in bottom line as r=1, theta =45, (if unit is in degree) or theta = 0.7853981634 if unit is radian.

To convert from polar to rectangular coordinates
Note: You cannot use the answer memory to convert back to rectangular because the calculator will use the r-value only. So you will have to enter the radius AND the angle.

ex: Rec(1,45)
Angle must be in degree
Press [SHIFT][-] (Rec)
Screen display Rec(
Type in 1 [SHIFT] (,) 45 [)] [=]
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After you finish entering the argument of a square root, use the right arrow to move cursor out of under the root symbol to signify that the argument is complete. If you use a left parenthesis inside the root, you must insert the matching right parenthesis inside the root, then move cursor outside the root.

This is how the calculator behaves, and I am not expressing an opinion on how simple or complicated that is. I assume that to make full use of the calculator capabilities, one has to converse with it, using the syntax it understands.

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Hope it helps.

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Here is a screen capture of the integral.

The dummy variable x may contain some previously defined value. Clear old values . In Home folder [2nd][F6: Clean Up][ 1:Clear a-z] [ENTER][ENTER] or [2:NewProb][ENTER][ENTER]
Make sure you insert the multiplication sign. And do not forget to put the argument x of the function inside parentheses.
Hope it helps.

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You should enter it as follows [SQRT]36 ) [ENTER/=].
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Hope it helps.

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