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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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What are you trying to do?

Could it be that you entered a + sign followed by a - (minus) sign instead of a change sign (-). +-10

Could it be that you entered a + sign followed by a - (minus) sign instead of a change sign (-). +-10

May 21, 2013 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

Type diamond key simultaneosly with + or -

(plus or minus) key

(plus or minus) key

Nov 14, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

Make sure that it is a negative sign and not the minus sign. The answer by the way is about **6.09787589**

May 09, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

The calculator cannot handle "plus or minus" in the same equation. If you need both, enter two equations into y=, one for plus and the other for minus.

Feb 25, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

Simply press the (-) key before entering a negative number, in the same place you see the negative sign in print.

For example, to multiply 3 by -4, press 3 x (-) 4 ENTER

For example, to multiply 3 by -4, press 3 x (-) 4 ENTER

Nov 08, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

Hello,

The calculator has two minus signs

Examples. Let (-) be the negation and -- the regular minus.

You can enter it exactly as it is written above. In this case, you must use the change sign (-) in both factors.

You can also decide to use the power rules and enter the expression as X^( -2 --1/3). In this case the first minus is the negation and the second is the regular minus.

I could go on with a few more examples, but that will take us away from your present concern.

In short.

Do not forget to rate the solution

The calculator has two minus signs

- The regular MINUS sign which is used with the subtraction operation. This operation is binary, requiring two operands (two terms). In a-b, a and be are the operands (they very specific names, but I will skip this detail).
- The negation or change sign. This operation is called unary, requiring one operand. -a means take the negative of the number a.

Examples. Let (-) be the negation and -- the regular minus.

- If you enter (-) 12 the TI84Plus accepts it and calculates the negative of 12.
- If you enter 12 (-) 13 the TI protests with a syntax error
- If you enter 12 ( (-) 13) the calculator interprets it as 12* (-13) and calculates -156.
- If you enter --12, the calculator displays Ans--12, where Ans is the last result calculated. If Ans happens to be 0, the new result is obviously the one you are expecting. But if Ans holds a non zero value, this is incorrect.

You can enter it exactly as it is written above. In this case, you must use the change sign (-) in both factors.

You can also decide to use the power rules and enter the expression as X^( -2 --1/3). In this case the first minus is the negation and the second is the regular minus.

I could go on with a few more examples, but that will take us away from your present concern.

In short.

- If the minus sign is the leftmost (first) symbol in your function (after the Y1=) you should use the negation. Any subsequent minus should be the regular minus --
- If the minus sign is the first symbol in an exponent, you must use the negation. Any subsequent minus in the expression of an exponent should be the regular minus --

Do not forget to rate the solution

Dec 13, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

Hi,

You cannot use the ± in the definition of a function. If you need to consider two alternatives, you have draw each function separately, one function as Y1 and the other as Y2. I just checked the catalog of commands, and there is no ±.

Hope it helps.

Thanks for using FixYa

You cannot use the ± in the definition of a function. If you need to consider two alternatives, you have draw each function separately, one function as Y1 and the other as Y2. I just checked the catalog of commands, and there is no ±.

Hope it helps.

Thanks for using FixYa

Nov 19, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

I'm assuming you want the +/- symbol like you see in the quadratic formula. There is no key to enter this. You will have to enter 2 separate problems. Enter the numbers with the + symbol and then enter the numbers with the - symbol.

Jun 05, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

have you tried adjusting the contrast from plus and minus buttons?

Feb 27, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

try changing the back up battery also. This generally helps. The next time you change your batteries, change them one at a time. don't take them all out at once. This won't happen if you do it like that.

Jan 19, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Silver...

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