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Use the parentheses keys just above the 8 and 9 keys.

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How do I enter ln55-1 divided by 2? The answer is 1.5 however I'm coming up with 1.99


Be careful with the order of operations. Try (ln(55)-1)/2You can never have to many parenthesis. remberr PEMDAS ln is an exponent so you want to put it inside parenthesis in oder to follow the Order of operations.

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1/1*2+1/2*4+1/2*4*6


According to the operation priority rules
1/1*2=1*2=2
1/2*4=(1/2)*4=2
1/2*4*6=(1/2)*4*6=12
The result is 2+2+12=16
If you have a series with increasing denominators then you should use parentheses to force the calculator to do as you intended.
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When i try to put anything with in prentice the prentice don't display


If you're referring to parenthesis, this is correct. They don't display. They merely alter the order of operations. For example, if you press
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How do you program the order of operations into the calc?


The order of evaluation is fixed. You can override this order in an expression by using parenthesis. For example, 3+4*5 is evaluated by multiplying 4 by 5 and then adding 3. If you want to do the addition first, you can enter it as ( 3 + 4 ) * 5 .

The order of evaluation is given in the "Equation Operating System" section of Chapter 1 of the manual.

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Why is it that when I put in negative numbers squared, the answer comes out negative? EX: -105 ^ 2 = -11025 The above is what my calculator states (which is clearly wrong because it shouldn't be...


If you're pressing the keys
(-) 1 0 5 ^ 2 ENTER
then you're not squaring a negative number, you're negating a square. This sequence of keystrokes calculates -(105^2), and -11025 is the correct answer for this.

Since the ^ operator binds more tightly than the (-) operator, you need to tell the calculator you want to override the order of operations, just as you would if you wanted an addition done before a multiplication. Press
( (-) 1 0 5 ) ^ 2 ENTER and you will see the expected result.

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TI-83 Plus No Longer Squares Correctly


when you type -2 imagine your calculator doing the equation: -1 x 2. The - sign actually stands for a -1 so when you do -2 squared your calculator is simply following order of operations. It first squares the 2 making it 4, then it multiplies the negative making it -4. In order to get around this you must use parenthese. (-2)^2.

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My TI-84 plus displays -2^2=-4. That is incorrect. What is wrong?


this a simple misunderstanding of calculator lingo. When u enter the -2 the calculator is actually doing -1 x 2 according to order of operations the exponent will be done first then the -1 multiplied. So to stop this from happening u must do on ur calculator (-2)^2 = 4

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