Question about Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

# Simplify polynomials how do you simplify polynomials with this calculator?

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• kmbee91 Feb 23, 2009

can't solve polynomials.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Two ways:

1) hit the equal sign

2) hit 2nd and [d/c] (you can do this multiple times to see it as the most reduced improper fraction or as a mixed fraction)

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

If your calculator is SetUp for Math Input/Output (MATHIO), a result that gives a radical will remain in radical form. If a radical appears in a denominator the whole expression is rationalized: Any radical left is put in the numerator. 1/Sqr(3) is displayed as Sqr(3)/3.

Posted on Feb 01, 2012

If you enter the ratios using the fraction entry key ( [a b/c] the results will be displayed as fractions. And when the calculator displays fractions they are always in their reduced form.
In general, when you are manipulating fractions ( Pi/2 is no a fraction even if you write it as one) you can try to simplify them by looking for the greatest common factor (GCF) of the numerator and denominator. When you simplify by the GCF the fraction that is left is in its reduced form.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012

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## Related Questions:

### How to solve polynomials

That depends on the order of the polynomial. If the polynomial is of second order, the quadratic formula will give you its roots. There are similar formulae for third, fourth, and fifth order polynomials, and it has been proven that no such formulae exist for higher-order polynomials.
Some TI calculators have a numerical solver which can produce numerical solutions to arbitrary polynomials. Since you declined to specify the model of your calculator, I'm afraid I can't tell you whether yours has one or not.
If you need further assistance, please reply to this post and be sure to specify the model of your calculator.

Feb 12, 2012 | Texas Instruments Office Equipment &...

### Finding eigenvalue whit algebra

I do not own that calculator so I checked the manual. In the chapter Manual calculations it explains the use of matrices but not a single reference to eigenvalues or eigenvectors. I looked also in the advanced functions chapter but nothing on eigenvalues. I believe you will have to use the general algebraic methods for calculating eigenvalues: characteristic polynomial and its solutions. Set up the equation det (Mat A -lambda Mat I)=0 where A is your original matrix and I is the Identity matrix with same dimensions as A. The determinant will give you a polynomial equation in the eigenvalue lambda. the degree of the polynomial will be equal to the dimension of the matrix. You might want to feed the equation to the polynomial solver to find some eigenvalues.

Jun 30, 2011 | Casio Algebra FX 2.0 Calculator

### Is my fx-300 capable of factoring trinomials?

Sorry, but no! it is not capable of factoring anything. It can however solve for the roots of a polynomial equation.Write your polynomial as P(X)= a(X² +(b/a)X+c/a) =0. Use the calculator to solve the polynomial equation X² +(b/a)X+c/a =0 and find the roots X1, and X2. You will then be able to write the original polynomial as P(X)=a(X-X1)(X-X2). Beware that by using the calculator, the values of the roots are approximate.

Mar 14, 2011 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

### Can I factor a polynomial with a Casio fx-9750GII calculator

The short story is that this calculator does have a computer algebra system or CAS and thus cannot factor polynomials with arbitrary (unknown) coefficients or known coefficients.
However if the coefficients are given you can ,if you are willing to travel that way, factor approximately a polynomial P(x).
Basically, the idea is that any polynomial P(X) of degree n can be written in the factored form (X-x_1)(X-x_2)...(X-x_n), where x_1, x_2, x_3,...x_n are the roots (real or complex) of the equation P(X)=0.

The procedure ( for a 3rd degree polynomial) is as follows: (the fixYa site parser will remove the plus signs, so I am writing the whole word plus instead of the mathematical sign
If you want to factor a cubic polynomial P3(X) = aX^3 plus bX^2 plus cX plus d , you write the corresponding cubic equation as aX^3 plus bX^2 plus cX plus d =0 , then you divide all terms of the equation by a to obtain

X^3 plus (b/a)X^2 plus (c/a)X plus (d/a)=0.

You use the calculator to solve (approximately) this equation.
Suppose you find the 3 roots X1,X2,and X3. Then the polynomial X^3 plus (b/a)X^2 plus (c/a)X plus (d/a) can be cast in the factored form (X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3) and the original polynomial P3(X) can be written as

P3(X) = a*(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3)

You can handle the quadratic polynomial the same way.
P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2) where X1, X2 are the two real roots.

To find the various roots you must use the solve( application.

Nov 11, 2010 | Casio FX-9750GPlus Calculator

### How to you factor trinomials

The short story is that this calculator does have a computer algebra system or CAS and thus cannot factor polynomials with arbitrary (unknown) coefficients or known coefficients.
However if the coefficients are given you can ,if you are willing to travel that way, factor approximately a polynomial P(x).
Basically, the idea is that any polynomial P(X) of degree n can be written in the factored form (X-x_1)(X-x_2)...(X-x_n), where x_1, x_2, x_3,...x_n are the roots (real or complex) of the equation P(X)=0.

The procedure ( for a 3rd degree polynomial) is as follows:
If you want to factor a cubic polynomial P3(X) = aX^3 bX^2 cX d , you write the corresponding cubic equation as aX^3 bX^2 cX d =0 , then you divide all terms of the equation by a to obtain

X^3 (b/a)X^2 (c/a)X (d/a)=0.

You use the calculator to solve (approximately) this equation.
Suppose you find the 3 roots X1,X2,and X3. Then the polynomial X^3 (b/a)X^2 (c/a)X (d/a) can be cast in the factored form (X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3) and the original polynomial P3(X) can be written as

P3(X) = a*(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3)

You can handle the quadratic polynomial the same way.
P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2) where X1, X2 are the two real roots.

Sep 11, 2010 | Casio FX-9750GPlus Calculator

### I need to know how to simplify and not factor on my calculator

The Casio FX-115ES does not have a Computer Algebra System (or CAS), so it is incapable of factoring polynomials.
As to simplifications, the only ones that you can get with the FX-115ES are the display of fractions in their irreducible forms.

Sorry.

Aug 16, 2010 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

### 2/(x+1)+3/(x+2)

(5x+7)/(x^2+3x+2)

is the simplified answer because you can't break up the polynomials. The polynomials are like groups and you can't break them apart unless the polynomial itself can be simplified like

2x+4

can be simplified to 2(x+2)

so in which case you could simplify the problem down further.

Jan 29, 2010 | TOPICS Entertainment CollegePro...

### How to factor a polynomial equation on casio fx-300es?

Hello,
The Casio FX-300ES does not handle symbolic algebra. So it cannot factor a general polynomial expression. The methods can be found in any book on Algebra.
However if you are interested in approximate factorization of quadratic and cubic polynomials, you can use the calculator to do that. It can solve aX^3 +bX^2+cX+d =0 and the quadratic equations.

If you want to factor a cubic polynomial P3(X) = aX^3+bX^2+cX+d , you write the corresponding cubic equation as aX^3+bX^2+cX=d =0 , then you divide all terms of the equation by a to obtain

X^3+(b/a)X^2+(c/a)X+(d/a)=0.

You use the calculator to solve (approximately) this equation.
Suppose you find the 3 roots X1,X2,and X3. Then the polynomial X^3+(b/a)X^2+(c/a)X+(d/a) can be cast in the factored form (X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3) and the original polynomial P3(X) can be written as

P3(X) = a*(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3)

You can handle the quadratic polynomial the same way.

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2) where X1, X2 are the two real roots

Hope it helps.

Sep 27, 2009 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

### How do you Factor a Polynomial on a Casio fx-300ES

Hello,
Sorry, but you cannot use this calculator to factorize a general polynomial.
1. It does not know symbolic algebra.
2. It can only manipulate numbers.

However if you have polynomials of degree 2 or 3, with numerical coefficients (no letters) you can set [MODE] to equation and use the equation solver to find the real roots of 2nd degree or 3rd degree polynomials. Assuming that your polynomials have real roots (X1, X2) for the polynomial of degree 2, or (X1, X2, X3) for the polynomial of degree 3, then it is possible to write
P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2)
P3(X)= a(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3)
This is an approximate factorization, except if your calculator configured in MathIO, has been able to find exact roots (fractions and radicals)
where a is the coefficient of the highest degree monomial aX^2 +...
or aX^3 +....

But I have a hunch that this is not what you wanted to hear.

Good luck.

Mar 08, 2009 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

### How to factor with this model

Hello,
Sorry, but you cannot use this calculator to factor a general polynomial.
1. It does not know symbolic algebra.
2. It can only manipulate numbers.

However if you have polynomials of degree 2 or 3, with numerical coefficients (no letters) you can set [MODE] to Equation and use the equation solver to find the real roots of 2nd degree or 3rd degree polynomials. Assuming that your polynomials have real roots (X1, X2) for the polynomial of degree 2, or (X1, X2, X3) for the polynomial of degree 3, then it is possible to write

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2)
P3(X)= a(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3)

where a is the coefficient of the highest degree monomial aX^2 +...
or aX^3 +....

This is an approximate factorization, except if your calculator configured in MathIO, has been able to find exact roots (fractions and radicals)

While the [MODE][5:Equation] only handles quadratic and cubic equations, the [SHIFT][SOLVE=] solver finds the roots of arbitarry expressions (not limited to polynomials). In principle you can use it to find the roots of an expression. If it is a polynomial of dgree higher that 3 you can factor it (approximately).

But I have a hunch that this is not what you wanted to hear.

Hope it helps.

Dec 09, 2008 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

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