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# Factoring when i try to factor something like x^2+4x+4, my calculator gives a matrix which doesn't help me very much and doesn't make any sense. i was wondering if it does that because i changed a function or something and how to change it back to normal

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You are an idiot you are entering in the equation which you wish to be factored in the wrong order quit taking stupid pills and look it up in the manual do not annoy people with such an ignorant problem ask a friend. And if you don't have one then throw your calculator against the wall as hard as you can and learn to factor the old fashion way you ******

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I believe factors can be calculated on any basic calculator.

Starting with 1, increasing by 1 until you get to square root (number) + 1

Let's do an example.

28
square root (28)+1 = 6
Factors
1, 28/1=28
2, 28/2=14 14*2 - 28 = 0 (when you divide, you get no decimal)
3, 28/3=9.33333 - not a factor - doesn't go in evenly
4, 28/4 =7
5, 28/5=5.6 - not a factor - doesn't go in evenly
6, 28/6=4.66666 - not a factor
So now we can list our factors - 1, 28, 2, 14, 4, 7
Putting them in order, we get 1, 2, 4, 7, 14 and 28.

Good luck,

Paul

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### How do I get all the factors of a constant using my calculator?

There is a program on page 253 of the manual (http://support.casio.com/manualfile.php?rgn=5&cid=004002013) to get the prime factors of any number. You could modify the program to get all the factors.

Another way would be to do it manually. I start with the number 1 and go up to the square root of the number. The square root of 120 is 10.95, so let's go up to 11. Using 120 as an example:

120 /1 = 120 thus factor is (1, 120)
120/2 = 60 thus factor is (2, 60)
120/3 = 40 thus factor is (3, 40)
120/4 = 30 thus factor is (4, 30)
120/5 = 24 thus factor is (5, 24)
120/6 = 20 thus factor is (6, 20)
120/7 = 1.7 thus 7 not a factor
120/8 = 15 thus factor is (8,15)
120/9 = 13.3 thus 9 is not a factor
120/10 = 12 thus factor is (10,12)
120/11 = 10.9 thus 11 is not a factor.

Good luck.

Paul

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### My casio fx-83GT Plus calculator wont do HCF for me

There is nothing you can do to make the calculator find the HCF for you. No point complaining about that. But if you are interested in doing it by hand (using the calculator to do the divisions for you) here how it is done.
1. Decompose the first number in prime factors. If a prime factor is repeated use the exponent notation: That helps.
2. Decompose the second number in prime factors too, using the exponent notation.
3. Now look at the two decompositions. If a prime factor is present in both decompositions it must be in the HCD /HCF, with the smallest of its two exponents.
4. Do that for all prime factors
Example: Here are the decompositions of two numbers
(2^5)*3*(5^4)(7^3)*11 and (2^3)*(5^6)*(11^2)*7
The prime factors that are present in both decompositions are
2, 5, 7, and 11
From the two decompositions select the smallest power of each common prime factor. They are represented in bold fonts.
2^3, 5^4, 7, 11
The highest common divisor/Highest common factor is
(2^3)*(5^4)*7*11

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### Can you do the highest common factor on an fx-83GT PLUS casio calculator

The calculator has no application that will find the highest common divisor (or HCF) but that should not be difficult to do by hand.
Decompose the first number in prime factors. If a prime factor is repeated use the exponent notation: That helps
Decompose the second number in prime factors too, using the exponent notation.
Now look at the two decompositions. If a prime factor is present in both decomposition it must be in the HCD /HCF, with the smallest of the two exponents. Do that for all prime factors
Example;
(2^5)*3*(5^4)(7^3)*11
(2^3)*(5^6)*(11^2)*7
The prime factors that are present in both decompositions are
2, 5, 7, and 11
From the two decompositions select the smallest power of each
2^3, 5^4, 7, 11
The highest common divisor/Highest common factor is
(2^3)*(5^4)*7*11

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### How do i factor numbers on a ti-30xs calculator

This calculator does not have a key that you can use to find the prime factor of an integer.
You can however use the calculator to find the factors
1. If number is even divide it by 2
Keep dividing by 2, while keeping track of how many times you divided by 2.
If you divided 5 times by 2 before getting an odd number, then your first factor is 2^5
2. Now try dividing by 3, keep track of the number of times you divided by 3 before you could not divide by 3 any more. If you divided 0 times by 3, your second factor is 3^0, or 1 and 3 is not a factor.
If you divided 4 times by 3, your second factor is 3^4
3. Divide by 5, until you can't any more. Keep track of the number of times you divided by 5.
4. Divide by all other prime numbers 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, etc. For each prime number, keep track of how many times you divided by it, until you could not any more.

Example: 23100
Division by 2
23100/2=11550 ---------> 1 division by 2
11550/2=5775 ----------> 2 divisions by 2
Note that 5775 is not divisible by 2. No more divisions by 2.
First factor is 2^2

Division by 3:
5775/3=1925 ----------> 1 division by 3
1925/3=641. 66667 Not an integer. No more divisions by 3.
2nd factor is 3^1

Division by 5 (number ends in 5)
1925/5 =385 -------> 1 division by 5
385/5=77 ----------> 2 divisions by 5 and no more (quotient does not end in 0 or 5)
3rd factor is 5^2

Division by 7
77/7=11 --------> 1 division by 7, and no more
4th factor is 7^1=7

Division by 11
11/11=1
5th factor is 11^1=11

Assembling the factors 2^2, 3^1, 5^2, 7, 11
Prime factorization of 23100 is
23100=(2^2)(3)(5^2)(7)11

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### TI-84 Plus Calculator Factoring Program

Hi,
There 4 or 5 programs for the TI83/4Plus family of calculators available at ticlac.org. Scroll down the page to find them. Download them and transfert to your calculator using TIConnectivity software.

Hope it helps.
Thank you for using fixYa and for rating the solution.

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Well, to answer part of your question, yes... the TI-89 does factor like this. it is inputted like this:

factor(6*x^2+11*x+4,x)

Check the catalog in the TI-84 (which is 2nd-zero) and look under F for factor()

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