Question about Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

When I try to enter a matrix, something like this: [8,9;7,1], and click enter, where the matrix should look like a correct matrix, it's just the working out steps and there's another set of square brackets. This also happens when I try to do something like square root of square root of 61 squared + 15 squared. I click enter and the working step is just showed - you can see this symbol (^) and heaps of brackets instead of a proper equation.

I've tried resetting and comparing my modes to numerous teachers and students but no one can figure it out.

Please help!

Try hitting the diamond button and then hitting answer after it shows up, it should give you a different outcome than the original. hope that helped.

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

- First you must set Matrix calculation: Press [MODE][6:Matrix].
- Then by entering one of the numbers [1:MatA] or [2:Matb] or [3:MatC] you get to choose the dimensions of the matrix (mxn].
- Once finished entering the matrix you clear the screen.
- The operations on A SINGLE matrix are available by pressing [Shift][Matrix].
- The choices are

- [1:Dim] to change the dimension of a matrix (in fact redefining the matrix)
- [2:Data] enter values in a matrix
- [3:MatA] access Matrix A
- [4:MatB] access Matrix B
- [5:MatC] access matrix C
- [6:MatAns] access the Answer Matrix (the last matrix calculated)
- [7:det] Calculate the determinant of a matrix already defined
- [8:Trn] The transpose of a matrix already defined

Once you have created a square matrix, for example matA.

You press [Shift][Matrix] [7:det] [SHIFT][MATRIX][3:MatA], close the parenthesis and press [ENTER].

If you have defined two similar matrices (same number of row and same number of columns) you can ADD them or subtract them. The operation keys are Plus and Minus as for any number.

To multiply you use the multiplication sign. The matrices must be compatible (mxn) multiplied by (nxk).

Aug 10, 2011 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

Here is an account of what you can do with matrices on this scientific calculator. Certain precautions must be taken as concerns the dimensions of the matrices. Refer to your text book on matrix algebra.

On this calculator the largest matrices you can define have dimensions 3X3.

Once you have created a square matrix, for example matA.

You press [Shift][Matrix] [7:det] [SHIFT][MATRIX][3:MatA], close the parenthesis and press [ENTER].

If you have defined two similar matrices (same number of row and same number of columns) you can ADD them or subtract them. The operation keys are Plus and Minus as for any number.

To multiply you use the multiplication sign. The matrices must be compatible (mxn) multiplied by (nxk).

On this calculator the largest matrices you can define have dimensions 3X3.

- First you must set Matrix calculation: Press [MODE][6:Matrix].
- Then by entering one of the numbers [1:MatA] or [2:Matb] or [3:MatC] you get to choose the dimensions of the matrix (mxn].
- Once finished entering the matrix you clear the screen.
- The operations on A SINGLE matrix are available by pressing [Shift][Matrix].
- The choices are

- [1:Dim] to change the dimension of a matrix (in fact redefining the matrix)
- [2:Data] enter values in a matrix
- [3:MatA] access Matrix A
- [4:MatB] access Matrix B
- [5:MatC] access matrix C
- [6:MatAns] access the Answer Matrix (the last matrix calculated)
- [7:det] Calculate the determinant of a matrix already defined
- [8:Trn] The transpose of a matrix already defined

Once you have created a square matrix, for example matA.

You press [Shift][Matrix] [7:det] [SHIFT][MATRIX][3:MatA], close the parenthesis and press [ENTER].

If you have defined two similar matrices (same number of row and same number of columns) you can ADD them or subtract them. The operation keys are Plus and Minus as for any number.

To multiply you use the multiplication sign. The matrices must be compatible (mxn) multiplied by (nxk).

Aug 10, 2011 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

This
post is rather exhaustive as regards the matrix capabilities of the
calculator. So if the post recalls things you already know, please skip
them. Matrix multiplication is at the end. As to division of matrices, I do not believe that this operation exits.

Let me explain how to create matrices. (If you know how to do it, skip to the operations on matrices, at the end.)

First you must set Matrix calculation

[MODE][6:Matrix]. Then By entering one of the numbers [1:MatA] or [2:Matb] or [3:MatC] you get to choose the dimensions of the matrix

(mxn]. Once finished entering the matrix you clear the screen.

The operations on matrices are available by pressing [Shift][Matrix]

[1:Dim] to change the dimension of a matrix (in fact redefining the matrix)

[2: D A T A] enter values in a matrix

[3:MatA] access Matrix A

[4:Matb] access Matrix B

[5:MatC] access matrix C

[6:MatAns] access the Answer Matrix (the last matrix calculated)

[7:det] Calculate the determinant of a matrix already defined

[8:Trn] The transpose of a matrix already defined

To add matrices MatA+MatB (MUST have identical dimensions same m and same n, m and n do not have to be the same)

To subtract MatA-MatB. (MUST have identical dimensions, see above)

To multiply MatAxMatB (See below for conditions on dimensions)

To raise a matrix to a power 2 [x2], cube [x3]

To obtain inverse of a SQUARE MatA already defined MatA[x^-1]. The key [x^-1] is the x to the power -1 key. If the determinant of a matrix is zero, the matrix is singular and its inverse does not exit.

Dimensions of matrices involved in operations must match. Here is a short summary

The multiplication of structured mathematical entities (vectors, complex numbers, matrices, etc.) is different from the multiplication of unstructured (scalar) mathematical entities (regular numbers). As you well know matrix multiplication is not commutative> This has to do with the dimensions.

An**mXn **matrix has** m rows **and**
n columns**. To perform multiplication of an **kXl** matrix by
an **mXn** matrix you multiply each element in one row of the first
matrix by a specific element in a column of the second matrix. This
imposes a condition, namely that the number of columns of the first
matrix be equal to the number of rows of the second.

Thus, to be able to multiply a kXl matrix by am mXn matrix, the number of columns of the first (l) must be equal to the number of rows of the second (m).

So**
MatA(kXl) * MatB(mXn) is possible only if l=m**

MatA(kX3) * Mat(3Xn) is possible and meaningful, but

Mat(kX3) * Mat(nX3) may not be possible.

To get back to your calculation, make sure that the number of columns of the first matrix is equal to the number of rows of the second.** If this condition is not satisfied, the calculator
returns a dimension error**. The order of the matrices in the
multiplication is, shall we say, vital.

Let me explain how to create matrices. (If you know how to do it, skip to the operations on matrices, at the end.)

First you must set Matrix calculation

[MODE][6:Matrix]. Then By entering one of the numbers [1:MatA] or [2:Matb] or [3:MatC] you get to choose the dimensions of the matrix

(mxn]. Once finished entering the matrix you clear the screen.

The operations on matrices are available by pressing [Shift][Matrix]

[1:Dim] to change the dimension of a matrix (in fact redefining the matrix)

[2: D A T A] enter values in a matrix

[3:MatA] access Matrix A

[4:Matb] access Matrix B

[5:MatC] access matrix C

[6:MatAns] access the Answer Matrix (the last matrix calculated)

[7:det] Calculate the determinant of a matrix already defined

[8:Trn] The transpose of a matrix already defined

To add matrices MatA+MatB (MUST have identical dimensions same m and same n, m and n do not have to be the same)

To subtract MatA-MatB. (MUST have identical dimensions, see above)

To multiply MatAxMatB (See below for conditions on dimensions)

To raise a matrix to a power 2 [x2], cube [x3]

To obtain inverse of a SQUARE MatA already defined MatA[x^-1]. The key [x^-1] is the x to the power -1 key. If the determinant of a matrix is zero, the matrix is singular and its inverse does not exit.

Dimensions of matrices involved in operations must match. Here is a short summary

The multiplication of structured mathematical entities (vectors, complex numbers, matrices, etc.) is different from the multiplication of unstructured (scalar) mathematical entities (regular numbers). As you well know matrix multiplication is not commutative> This has to do with the dimensions.

An

Thus, to be able to multiply a kXl matrix by am mXn matrix, the number of columns of the first (l) must be equal to the number of rows of the second (m).

So

MatA(kX3) * Mat(3Xn) is possible and meaningful, but

Mat(kX3) * Mat(nX3) may not be possible.

To get back to your calculation, make sure that the number of columns of the first matrix is equal to the number of rows of the second.

May 10, 2011 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

This post is rather exhaustive as regards the matrix capabilities of the calculator. So if the post recalls things you already know, please skip them. Matrix multiplication is at the end.

Let me explain how to create matrices. (If you know how to do it, skip to the operations on matrices, at the end.)

First you must set Matrix calculation

[MODE][6:Matrix]. Then By entering one of the numbers [1:MatA] or [2:Matb] or [3:MatC] you get to choose the dimensions of the matrix

(mxn]. Once finished entering the matrix you clear the screen.

The operations on matrices are available by pressing [Shift][Matrix]

[1:Dim] to change the dimension of a matrix (in fact redefining the matrix)

[2:Data] enter values in a matrix

[3:MatA] access Matrix A

[4:Matb] access Matrix B

[5:MatC] access matrix C

[6:MatAns] access the Answer Matrix (the last matrix calculated)

[7:det] Calculate the determinant of a matrix already defined

[8:Trn] The transpose of a matrix already defined

To add matrices MatA+MatB (MUST have identical dimensions same m and same n, m and n do not have to be the same)

To subtract MatA-MatB. (MUST have identical dimensions, see above)

To multiply MatAxMatB (See below for conditions on dimensions)

To raise a matrix to a power 2 [x2], cube [x3]

To obtain inverse of a SQUARE MatA already defined MatA[x-1]. The key [x-1] is the x to the power -1 key. If the determinant of a matrix is zero, the matrix is singular and its inverse does not exit.

Dimensions of matrices involved in operations must match. Here is a short summary

The multiplication of structured mathematical entities (vectors, complex numbers, matrices, etc.) is different from the multiplication of unstructured (scalar) mathematical entities (regular numbers). As you well know matrix multiplication is not commutative> This has to do with the dimensions.

An**mXn **matrix has** m rows **and**
n columns**. To perform multiplication of an **kXl** matrix by
an **mXn** matrix you multiply each element in one row of the first
matrix by a specific element in a column of the second matrix. This
imposes a condition, namely that the number of columns of the first
matrix be equal to the number of rows of the second.

Thus, to be able to multiply a kXl matrix by am mXn matrix, the number of columns of the first (l) must be equal to the number of rows of the second (m).

So**
MatA(kXl) * MatB(mXn) is possible only if l=m**

MatA(kX3) * Mat(3Xn) is possible and meaningful, but

Mat(kX3) * Mat(nX3) may not be possible.

To get back to your calculation, make sure that the number of columns of the first matrix is equal to the number of rows of the second.** If this condition is not satisfied, the calculator
returns a dimension error**. The order of the matrices in the
multiplication is, shall we say, vital.

Let me explain how to create matrices. (If you know how to do it, skip to the operations on matrices, at the end.)

First you must set Matrix calculation

[MODE][6:Matrix]. Then By entering one of the numbers [1:MatA] or [2:Matb] or [3:MatC] you get to choose the dimensions of the matrix

(mxn]. Once finished entering the matrix you clear the screen.

The operations on matrices are available by pressing [Shift][Matrix]

[1:Dim] to change the dimension of a matrix (in fact redefining the matrix)

[2:Data] enter values in a matrix

[3:MatA] access Matrix A

[4:Matb] access Matrix B

[5:MatC] access matrix C

[6:MatAns] access the Answer Matrix (the last matrix calculated)

[7:det] Calculate the determinant of a matrix already defined

[8:Trn] The transpose of a matrix already defined

To add matrices MatA+MatB (MUST have identical dimensions same m and same n, m and n do not have to be the same)

To subtract MatA-MatB. (MUST have identical dimensions, see above)

To multiply MatAxMatB (See below for conditions on dimensions)

To raise a matrix to a power 2 [x2], cube [x3]

To obtain inverse of a SQUARE MatA already defined MatA[x-1]. The key [x-1] is the x to the power -1 key. If the determinant of a matrix is zero, the matrix is singular and its inverse does not exit.

Dimensions of matrices involved in operations must match. Here is a short summary

The multiplication of structured mathematical entities (vectors, complex numbers, matrices, etc.) is different from the multiplication of unstructured (scalar) mathematical entities (regular numbers). As you well know matrix multiplication is not commutative> This has to do with the dimensions.

An

Thus, to be able to multiply a kXl matrix by am mXn matrix, the number of columns of the first (l) must be equal to the number of rows of the second (m).

So

MatA(kX3) * Mat(3Xn) is possible and meaningful, but

Mat(kX3) * Mat(nX3) may not be possible.

To get back to your calculation, make sure that the number of columns of the first matrix is equal to the number of rows of the second.

Dec 18, 2010 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

I will not try to guess what you mean by "solve a matrix", but I believe that what follows will help you.

Once you have created a square matrix, for example matA.

You press [Shift][Matrix] [7:det] [SHIFT][MATRIX][3:MatA], close the parenthesis and press [ENTER].

If you have defined two similar matrices (same number of row and same number of columns) you can ADD them or subtract them. The operation keys are Plus and Minus as for any number.

To multiply you use the multiplication sign. The matrices must be compatible (mxn) multiplied by (nxk).

If you know the theory behind systems of linear equations you can use matrices to solve the systems.

- First you must set Matrix calculation: Press [MODE][6:Matrix].
- Then by entering one of the numbers [1:MatA] or [2:Matb] or [3:MatC] you get to choose the dimensions of the matrix (mxn].
- Once finished entering the matrix you clear the screen.
- The operations on A SINGLE matrix are available by pressing [Shift][Matrix].
- The choices are

- [1:Dim] to change the dimension of a matrix (in fact redefining the matrix)
- [2:Data] enter values in a matrix
- [3:MatA] access Matrix A
- [4:MatB] access Matrix B
- [5:MatC] access matrix C
- [6:MatAns] access the Answer Matrix (the last matrix calculated)
- [7:det] Calculate the determinant of a matrix already defined
- [8:Trn] The transpose of a matrix already defined

Once you have created a square matrix, for example matA.

You press [Shift][Matrix] [7:det] [SHIFT][MATRIX][3:MatA], close the parenthesis and press [ENTER].

If you have defined two similar matrices (same number of row and same number of columns) you can ADD them or subtract them. The operation keys are Plus and Minus as for any number.

To multiply you use the multiplication sign. The matrices must be compatible (mxn) multiplied by (nxk).

If you know the theory behind systems of linear equations you can use matrices to solve the systems.

Nov 26, 2010 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

Here is copy of the answer I posted to a question on how to use Matrices. Read it carefully. It helped a few people, and there is no reason why it should not help you too. If after a bona fide effort to understand it you still have a problem, post a comment here. What I am saying, is do not just shoot the answer, try it first.

First you must set Matrix calculation

[MODE][6:Matrix].

First you must set Matrix calculation

[MODE][6:Matrix].

- Then By entering one of the numbers [1:MatA] or [2:MatB] or [3:MatC] you get to choose the dimensions of the matrix (mxn)
- Once finished entering the matrix you clear the screen.

- [1:Dim] to change the dimension of a matrix (in fact redefining the matrix)
- [2:Data] enter values in a matrix
- [3:MatA] access Matrix A
- [4:Matb] access Matrix B
- [5:MatC] access matrix C
- [6:MatAns] access the Answer Matrix (the last matrix calculated)
- [7:det] Calculate the determinant of a matrix already defined
- [8:Trn] The transpose of a matrix already defined

- To add matrices: MatA+MatB
- To subtract: MatA-Matb
- To multiply: MatAxMatB
- To raise a matrix to a power 2 [x2], cube [x3]
- To obtain inverse of MatA already defined MatA[x-1] where [x-1] is the x to the power -1 key

Jan 07, 2010 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

Here is copy of the answer I posted to a question on how to use Matrices. Read it carefully. It helped a few people, and there is no reason why it should not help you too. If after a bona fide effort to understand it you still have a problem, post a comment here. What I am saying, is do not just shoot the answer, try it first.

First you must set Matrix calculation

[MODE][6:Matrix].

The operations on a single matrix are available by pressing[Shift][Matrix]. They are

Hope helps

First you must set Matrix calculation

[MODE][6:Matrix].

- Then By entering one of the numbers [1:MatA] or [2:Matb] or [3:MatC] you get to choose the dimensions of the matrix (mxn)
- Once finished entering the matrix you clear the screen.

The operations on a single matrix are available by pressing[Shift][Matrix]. They are

- [1:Dim] to change the dimension of a matrix (in fact redefining the matrix)
- [2:Data] enter values in a matrix
- [3:MatA] access Matrix A
- [4:Matb] access Matrix B
- [5:MatC] access matrix C
- [6:MatAns] access the Answer Matrix (the last matrix calculated)
- [7:det] Calculate the determinant of a matrix already defined
- [8:Trn] The transpose of a matrix already defined

- To add matrices: MatA+MatB
- To subtract: MatA-Matb
- To multiply: MatAxMatB
- To raise a matrix to a power 2 [x2], cube [x3]
- To obtain inverse of MatA already defined MatA[x-1] where [x-1] is the x to the power -1 key

Hope helps

Dec 17, 2009 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

Hello

First you must set Matrix calculation

[MODE][6:Matrix]. Then By entering one of the numbers [1:MatA] or [2:Matb] or [3:MatC] you get to choose the dimensions of the matrix

(mxn]. Once finished entering the matrix you clear the screen.

The operations on matrices are available by pressing [Shift][Matrix]

[1:Dim] to change the dimension of a matrix (in fact redefining the matrix)

[2:Data] enter values in a matrix

[3:MatA] access Matrix A

[4:Matb] access Matrix B

[5:MatC] access matrix C

[6:MatAns] access the Answer Matrix (the last matrix calculated)

[7:det] Calculate the determinant of a matrix already defined

[8:Trn] The transpose of a matrix already defined

To add matrices MatA+MatB

To subtract MatA-MatB

To multiply MatAxMatB

To raise a matrixe to a power 2 [x2], cube [x3]

To obtain inverse of MatA already defined MatA[x-1] [x-1] is the x to the power -1 key

Dimensions of matrices involved in operations must match (see you textbook for the rules)

Read the appendix to your user manual, there are several exemples.

Hope helps

First you must set Matrix calculation

[MODE][6:Matrix]. Then By entering one of the numbers [1:MatA] or [2:Matb] or [3:MatC] you get to choose the dimensions of the matrix

(mxn]. Once finished entering the matrix you clear the screen.

The operations on matrices are available by pressing [Shift][Matrix]

[1:Dim] to change the dimension of a matrix (in fact redefining the matrix)

[2:Data] enter values in a matrix

[3:MatA] access Matrix A

[4:Matb] access Matrix B

[5:MatC] access matrix C

[6:MatAns] access the Answer Matrix (the last matrix calculated)

[7:det] Calculate the determinant of a matrix already defined

[8:Trn] The transpose of a matrix already defined

To add matrices MatA+MatB

To subtract MatA-MatB

To multiply MatAxMatB

To raise a matrixe to a power 2 [x2], cube [x3]

To obtain inverse of MatA already defined MatA[x-1] [x-1] is the x to the power -1 key

Dimensions of matrices involved in operations must match (see you textbook for the rules)

Read the appendix to your user manual, there are several exemples.

Hope helps

Oct 11, 2009 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

Hello

First you must set Matrix calculation

[MODE][6:Matrix]. Then By entering one of the numbers [1:MatA] or [2:Matb] or [3:MatC] you get to choose the dimensions of the matrix

(mxn]. Once finished entering the matrix you clear the screen.

The operations on matrices are available by pressing [Shift][Matrix]

[1:Dim] to change the dimension of a matrix (in fact redefining the matrix)

[2:Data] enter values in a matrix

[3:MatA] access Matrix A

[4:Matb] access Matrix B

[5:MatC] access matrix C

[6:MatAns] access the Answer Matrix (the last matrix calculated)

[7:det] Calculate the determinant of a matrix already defined

[8:Trn] The transpose of a matrix already defined

To add matrices MatA+MatB

To subtract MatA-MatB

To multiply MatAxMatB

To raise a matrixe to a power 2 [x2], cube [x3]

To obtain inverse of MatA already defined MatA[x-1] [x-1] is the x to the power -1 key

Dimensions of matrices involved in operations must match (see you textbook for the rules)

Read the appendix to your user manual, there are several exemples.

Hope helps

First you must set Matrix calculation

[MODE][6:Matrix]. Then By entering one of the numbers [1:MatA] or [2:Matb] or [3:MatC] you get to choose the dimensions of the matrix

(mxn]. Once finished entering the matrix you clear the screen.

The operations on matrices are available by pressing [Shift][Matrix]

[1:Dim] to change the dimension of a matrix (in fact redefining the matrix)

[2:Data] enter values in a matrix

[3:MatA] access Matrix A

[4:Matb] access Matrix B

[5:MatC] access matrix C

[6:MatAns] access the Answer Matrix (the last matrix calculated)

[7:det] Calculate the determinant of a matrix already defined

[8:Trn] The transpose of a matrix already defined

To add matrices MatA+MatB

To subtract MatA-MatB

To multiply MatAxMatB

To raise a matrixe to a power 2 [x2], cube [x3]

To obtain inverse of MatA already defined MatA[x-1] [x-1] is the x to the power -1 key

Dimensions of matrices involved in operations must match (see you textbook for the rules)

Read the appendix to your user manual, there are several exemples.

Hope helps

Sep 10, 2009 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

Press AC to exit the matrix editor and enter the matrix calculation screen. From this screen you can access any matrix by pressing SHIFT [MAT] (the 4 key) and selecting "MatA", "MatB", or "MatC".

Try working through the examples in the manual and the appendix.

Try working through the examples in the manual and the appendix.

Jul 26, 2008 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

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nope - that doesn't work. it'll just put it in approximate mode.

thanks anyway

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