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My ti-89 gives me a data type error when I am asking for rref on the matrix that I entered.

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An argument is of the wrong data type

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SOURCE: My TI-89 cant do simple calculations.

You have to set how the calculator handles numbers. To do this follow these steps: 1. Press the 'MODE' button. This brings up the calculator's main settings page. 2. Scroll down until you reach a field titled 'Exact/Approx...'. This is the setting for how the calculator handles numbers, whether it will show the exact answer (which is usually in fraction format) or whether it will show an approximate number (which will be in decimal format). 3. Press the right arrow which will bring up the options for that setting. You must now choose between three ways of handling numbers: -'1:AUTO' will determine which type of answer the calculator will give based on what numbers you want it to calculate (e.g. if you want an answer in decimal format just add a decimal somewhere in your problem). -'2:EXACT' will automatically display all answers in either whole number format or in fraction format. -'3:APPROXIMATE' will automatically display all answers in decimal format. 4. After you have selected one of those options press enter one more time to get out of the 'MODE' dialogue and return to the 'HOME' screen. Now try a problem and see what happens. Personally I like using 'AUTO' because then I don't have to keep returning to 'MODE' when I want either or. Hope this helped, I had the same problem when I first started using the TI-89.

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I had the same problem, this worked for me:

Mode -> page 2 -> Exact/Approx change from "Exact" -> "Auto"


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SOURCE: Calculating out npv and irr

Use the "FINANCE" app:

[APPS] [1] [ENTER]

for npv: select "7:NPV"
now you should get "npv(" on your screen.
use: npv(interest rate, cost {cash flows}, {frequencies of cash flows})


for irr: select "8: irr"
"irr(" will come up.
use: irr(interest rate, cost {cash flows}, {frequencies of cash flows})

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SOURCE: steps in solving matrix on my ti 89 calculator.

I assume you are speaking of solving a system of equations with a number of unknowns. If not, please correct me. Here's an example in practice:

If you have a system of 3 equations with 3 unknowns, you would set up your matrix so that the coefficients of each variable for a particular equation are on one row. So, given equations x + y + z = 0, 2x + 3y - 4z = 1, x + -z = -1 you would type the following into your calculator: [[1,1,1,0][2,3,-4,1][1,0,-1,-1]] and press enter to make sure you typed it correctly. notice that in the third row there is a zero, since we have zero time y for the third equation. Then row-reduce the matrix (2nd > 5 > 4 > 4 or in the CATALOG as rref). You should get out the matrix [[1,0,0,-1][0,1,0,1][0,0,1,0]]. This says that x=-1 y = 1 z=0 since my first column contained the coefficients for the x variable, the second for the y variable, and the third for the z variable. The last column contains the solution, the part on the other side of the equals sign.

Hope this helps! For more reading (from someone else; I just made this one up), check out the Wikipedia articles on Gaussian elimination and Systems of linear equations

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SOURCE: My TI-89 won't convert temperatures.

Hi,
There is nothing wrong. For all units except temperatures you use the [|=>] the arrow operator to convert from one to anther. For temperature conversions however, you must use the tmpCnv( command.

Exemple of syntax. tmpCnv( is accessed through the catalaog or enter using the Alpha_shifted keys (Ti89)

tmpCnv( 100_ deg C,_ deg F) [ENTER] should give 212
You should explicitly enter the underscores, the degree symbols and the C, and F. The last two need not be capital letters).

Hope it helps.



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I assume you know how to enter data in your calculator. The keystrokes in the following pertain to TI92/92Plus/ Voyage 200 PLT. The main differences with the TI89/Ti89 Titanium is that the function keys F6,F7,F8 are not accessed directly but by the key sequences [2nd][F1], [2nd][F2], and [2nd][F3] respectively

1. CLEAN THE SLATE (so to speak) and ENTER DATA

In Home folder run F6: NewProb to reset the configuration.
Press Apps, and select 6: data/Matrix editor. Select a new data set
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Give it a name: here testing.

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Press OK/ENTER, The data entry screen opens, enter your values.
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When you finish press F2.PlotSetUp.

2. Statistical plot setup and scatter plot drawing

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Press F1:define to configure Plot1. Choose Scatter, then choose a mark for the data point. I select 5:Dot. and press [ENTER
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Select the data column X=c1, Y=c2

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Press ENTER to save configuration. Press [CTRL] [GRAPH] On my TI92 the CTRL key is the [Diamond] key. On the following graph I changed the mark to a cross to see the data point better. I also played with the window dimension. You can also do that with ZoomStat. The graph remind me of a parabola (I know I chose the exact values)

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3. STATISTICAL CALC. AND REGRESSION ANALYSES.

Now we have to find the equation that fits these data best.
You press APPS 6:Data/ Matrix editor but you select current to return to your data set. You are taken to the data entry editor (Figure 3 above). In that screen Press F5:Calc to edit the type of statistics you want

On first line select the type of regression model : Linear Regression, QuadReg quadratic regression (or anything else available) X is from column1, Y is from column 2. Store RegEQ The regression equation in say Y1(x)

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Press ENTER to save to get the Regression Equation. Here it is
As you can see I cheated: a perfect parabola. R^2 =1.

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And here the best fit represented on same graph as the statistical data

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Usually you have to try different regression models, until you find the one that fits best the experimental data.

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Hello,
I assume you know how to enter data in your calculator.
In Home folder run F6: NewProb to reset the configuration.
Press Apps, and select 6: data/Matrix editor. Select a new data set
84e1901.jpg

Give it a name: here testing.

2133d3f.jpg

Press OK/ENTER, The data entry screen opens, enter your values.
0ab1602.jpg

When you finish press F2.PlotSetUp.
b142867.jpg.

Press F1:define to configure Plot1. Choose Scatter, then choose a mark for the data point. I select 5:Dot. and press [ENTER
0ee40be.jpg

Select the data column X=c1, Y=c2

65437f9.jpg

Press ENTER to save configuration. Press [CTRL] [GRAPH] On my TI92 the CTRL key is the [Diamond] key. On the following graph I changed the mark to a cross to see the data point better. I also played with the window dimension. You can also do that with ZoomStat. Th graph remind me of a parabola (I know I chose the exact values)

7de9410.jpg

Now we have to find the equation that fits these data best.
You press APPS 6:Data/ Matrix editor but you select current to return to your data set. You are taken to the data entry editor (Figure 3 above). In that screen Press F5:Calc to edit the type of statistics you want
On first line select QuadReg quadratic regression, X is from column1, Y is from column 2. Store RegEQ The regression equation in say Y1(x)

7c9f572.jpg
Press ENTER to save to get the Regression Equatio. Here it is
As you can see I cheated: a perfect parabola. R^2 =1.

c46b604.jpg

And here the best fit represented on same graph as the satistical data

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Usually you have to try different regression models, until you find the one that fits best the experimental data.
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I hope it helps you and others who wonder how to do regressions on a TI89. If someone does not understand these explanations, the blame does not rest with me.




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Steps in solving matrix on my ti 89 calculator.


I assume you are speaking of solving a system of equations with a number of unknowns. If not, please correct me. Here's an example in practice:

If you have a system of 3 equations with 3 unknowns, you would set up your matrix so that the coefficients of each variable for a particular equation are on one row. So, given equations x + y + z = 0, 2x + 3y - 4z = 1, x + -z = -1 you would type the following into your calculator: [[1,1,1,0][2,3,-4,1][1,0,-1,-1]] and press enter to make sure you typed it correctly. notice that in the third row there is a zero, since we have zero time y for the third equation. Then row-reduce the matrix (2nd > 5 > 4 > 4 or in the CATALOG as rref). You should get out the matrix [[1,0,0,-1][0,1,0,1][0,0,1,0]]. This says that x=-1 y = 1 z=0 since my first column contained the coefficients for the x variable, the second for the y variable, and the third for the z variable. The last column contains the solution, the part on the other side of the equals sign.

Hope this helps! For more reading (from someone else; I just made this one up), check out the Wikipedia articles on Gaussian elimination and Systems of linear equations

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"variable or flash application in use"


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Go to your matrix button and enter a "3x4" matrix.

Then enter it as follows:

-3 4 5 7
4 3 2 9
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Then exit out and go to "2nd->matrix->math->rref(". Then press enter.

Your screen should look like this:

rref(

Then go to matrix and select your 3x4 matrix, press enter and close it with a parathesis. Your screen should look like this:

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