Question about Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator
Whenever i press sin, cos, or tan, put in a number, and press enter, a wrong answer always comes up. when i do it another calculator, the correct answer comes up. how can i fix this problem? i know there is a way to do this.
Here are the steps in changing it from radian to degrees
1. turn on your TI-83 plus
2. press the MODE button near the top of your calculator
3.go down to options and move the highlight from radian to degree, press enter and clear
you're good to go
Posted on Nov 09, 2007
Just change the mode... from "rad" to "deg"
Posted on Mar 17, 2007
To extract an angular degree from a sin, cos, or tan (reciprocal), use [2nd][TAN], [SIN], or [COS]. For example ... To get the angular degree for tan .5760, cycle [DRG] to set the entry mode to "DEG", then enter [.5760][2nd][TAN]. This calls the yellow function above the [TAN] key, TAN^-1^ and returns the decimal result 29.94. To change the display mode to show degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS) with [2nd][=]. To change the display back to decimal use [2nd][+]. Note that to use degrees in calculations they must be in decimal mode. To convert the result between deg, rad, or grad, cycle [2nd][DRG].
Posted on Oct 08, 2007
Umm, isnt that where you press MODE and change it from radian to degrees?
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
For the TI-30Xa ... set entery mode to "deg" with [DRG], then input number and press [SIN], [COS], OR [TAN]. Most functions on that model require the pattern number, function. Here's a link to the TI-30Xa user manual in PDF format ... http://www.usm.maine.edu/math/120D/TI30xa.pdf
Posted on Oct 08, 2007
CONVERSELY ...
To extract the angular degree from a sin, cos, or tan, use [2nd][SIN], [COS], or [TAN], respectively. For example ...
To get the angular degree for tan .5760, cycle [DRG] to set the entry mode to "DEG", then enter [.5760][2nd][TAN]. This calls the yellow function above the [TAN] key, TAN^-1^ and returns the angle as a decimal ... 29.94.
To change the display mode to show degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS), use [2nd][=]. To change the display back to decimal, use [2nd][+]. Note: to use degree values in calculations they must be in decimal display mode.
To convert the result between deg, rad, or grad, cycle [2nd][DRG].
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I'm not too sure what the actual problem is.
If the problem has nothing to deal with your mode not being in deg then I think it might be your input method.
Maybe you can provide an example?
Such as... sin 90.
So what you said is, you enter...
1)sin
2)number (in this case 90)
3)enter [=]
This will appear to be 90 on your F-502, which is obviously incorrect. For some strange reason, it operates different and you have to enter it in the different order.
Instead, try this:
1)number (in this case 90)
2)sin
This should give you an answer, without having to press enter [=], of 1, which is in fact correct.
Posted on Nov 09, 2007
On your calculator, check to make sure it is on degrees instead of radian. maybe that's why. hope i helped.
Posted on May 14, 2009
CHECK YOUR MODE TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN DEGREES OR IN RADIANS
Posted on Nov 30, 2010
To solve this problem locate the mode button on your TI83 calculator , press this and come down to where you see radian. once here use the right arrow to move to degree then press enter and clear.
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Posted on Sep 21, 2009
Whats the diff between radians and degrees, like will it effect regular calculations?
Posted on May 08, 2008
Some keys not working
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
Posted on Jan 03, 2008
Make sure it's in the right mode, i.e. radians, degress. check it under set up
Posted on May 21, 2007
Make sure your Ti-30xs is in deg. mode you can check this by looking at the top left of your screen it will show you what mode it is in. if it is in deg. mode sorry idk...
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
Input the number first.
Press the trig function next.
That's it.
For example:
Press '3' and '0'.
Press 'SIN'
The display shows the answer: 0.500
Posted on Oct 31, 2007
From the description it's not a mode problem, it's a PBCAK - Problem Between Chair and Keyboard. This is a Reverse Polish Notation calculator. The correct way to get the sin of something is NOT "press sin, cos, or tan, put in a number, and press enter" it is "put in number and press sin, cos, or tan". Data first, then function. If you need to input more than one datum, use the ENTER key: "2 ENTER 2 +"
Posted on Nov 09, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Tan Cos and Sin errors
go to:
mode
select DEGREE rather than RADIAN three lines down.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
SOURCE: cannot calclate sin cos tan with texas inst ti-83 plus
To put it in Scientific mode, press MODE then use your right arrow to move your cursor one spot to SCI. Press ENTER then press CLEAR.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
SOURCE: whenever i put in sin or cos or tan on my
Most likely you do have the calculator in radians (or if you are working in radians, you have it in degrees). Press the mode button, move cruser down to "radians degrees" highlight degrees. and press "2nd quit". things sould be better!
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
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