Question about Casio FX83ES Scientific Calculator

# On my casio fx-83GT PLUS calculator whenever i use the inverse cos,sine and tan function math ERROR comes up how do i fix this

My calculator was fine it always used to be able to work out the inverse functions until just now when i tried using it working out inverse cos-1(6) and it came up with math ERROR not sure what has happened, tried clearing the whole memory and still it doesnt work

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The inverse cosine function is defined for arguments from -1 to +1. 6 is outside of this domain, thus the error. Do you get an error if you try the inverse cosine of 0.6, for example?

If you're getting the same error for the inverse tangent, could you post an example?

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### Sin, cos,tan don't work. For example, I click 1, 2nd and cos and I'm getting 1 instead of 0.54. In all other buttons the 2nd function is working but not for sin, cos, tan. Thanks for any help!

I wonder if your calculator is set to the wrong units. Your calculator can be set to degrees, radians, or gradians. I assume that you want it set to degrees.

When I click 1 2nd and cos, I will always get 0, because using the 2nd before the cos turns the function into cos^-1 (inverse cosine). The inverse cosine of 1 is 0 because the cosine of 0 is 1.

Good luck.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

Paul

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### Inverse sine function

The arccosine function is defined for arguments in the range from -1 to +1. 50/30 is greater than 1 and thus is out of the domain.

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### Using inverse cosign and inverse sin always bring up domain errrors. For example, I used the equation COS -1(185 / -20) . And it always came up with domain error. This is the same equation my teacher gave...

Make sure your calculator is in degree mode.
It is probably in radian mode so it can't calculate the inverse sin.
To change this, go to Mode -> Deg.
Hope this helps, cheers!

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### Cant find the arc or inverse button

The trigonometric function [SIN],[COS] and [TAN] have inverse functions arc-sine, arc-cosine, and arc-tangent which are also implemented on scientific calculators. To access the inverse trigonometric functions you use the sequences [SHIFT][SIN], [SHIFT][COS] and [SHIFT][TAN]. The functions are marked on the body of the calculator as [SIN^-1], [COS^-1] and [TAN^-1].
When you use these functions, make sure that the angle unit is correctly set (as required by the problem you are solving) because the angle values returned are in the same unit as the one set.

Jan 15, 2011 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

### How to use calculator on how to evaluate trigonometric functions

The FX-115ES is somewhat different to other calculators you might know. The sequence of keys is more like writing up a calculation in a textbook, whereas for "normal" calculators operations are reversed in some places.
For example, with most calculators you would type 30 [sin] to calculate the sine function of 30 degrees, with the 115ES its [sin] 30 [=].

The 115ES has all the standard trigonometric functions:
• Standard functions (sin, cos, tan), type the [sin], [cos] or [tan] key followed by the argument.
• Inverse trigonometric (sin?¹, cos?¹, tan?¹), type [SHIFT][sin], [SHIFT][cos] or [SHIFT][tan] followed by the argument.
• Hyperbolic functions (sinh, cosh, tanh), type [HYP][sin], [HYP][cos], or [HYP][tan] followed by the argument.
• and finally inverse hyperbolic (sinh?¹, cosh?¹, tanh?¹), its [SHIFT][HYP][sin], [SHIFT][HYP][cos], or [SHIFT][HYP][tan] followed by the argument.
Arguments can be given as numbers with mantissa (2.718), as fractions (use the fraction key below [CALC]) or as degree, minute, second (30°12'45") using the [°'"] key for input. To switch between degrees (1 circle = 360°), radians (1 circle = 2?), or grad (1 circle = 400 gon), use [SHIFT][DRG>].

Jan 06, 2011 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

### How to solve for the trigonometric functions in the casio scientific calculator?

Press the relevant function key [SIN],[COS],[TAN] followed by the angle value.
For inverse trigonometric functions [SIN^-1], COS^-1], or [TAN^-1], Press [SHIFT][SIN], [SHIFT][COS], or [SHIFT][TAN].
For other functions
sec(x)=1/cos(x)
csc(x)=1/sin(x)
cot(x)=1/tan(x)

When calculating trigonometric functions one must make sure that the angle unit the calculator is using is the correct one.

Aug 26, 2010 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

### I tried to type in 2nd cos(3180.04) but it just says err. What do i do to fix this?

You are indeed committing an error. The sequence [2nd][COS] is activating the function arcosine or arccos or cos^-1, the inverse of the cosine function. If you remember the properties of the cosine functions, you know that cos(x) is defined over the real line ]- infinity to infinity[, but its range spans the interval [-1,1].
Since the arcosine function is the inverse of the cosine, its domain of definition is the range of the cosine, namely the closed interval [-1,1].

Thus if you enter [2nd][COS][3180.04] the calculator flags this as a domain error, because 3180.04 is outside the interval [-1,1]

Restrict the argument of cos^-1 to any value inside the closed interval [-1,1].
When manipulating the trigonometric functions and their inverses you must keep in mind that the results you get are dependent on the angle unit your calculator is configured for (deg, rad).

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### Why the cos of 90 is -0.44... ?? and the tan sin its'nt correct in the calculator what can i do ?

The trigonometric function evaluations depend on the angle unit you are using: degree, radian, grad
While cos(90 deg)= 0,
cos(90 rad )=cos(90* 180/pi degrees)= -.448073616

ALWAYS CHECK UNITS before using trigonometric functions or their inverse functions.

May 13, 2010 | Casio FX-7400G Plus Calculator

### How do you use the sin-1

You would press on the SIN key, "sin(" should come on the display, then enter the value, for example 3.5 or -1 so that the display shows

sin(3,5) or sin(-1) for example.

remember to close the sin with the ) on the end.
sin(-1) = -0.841470985

Feb 16, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-30XA Calculator

### How to use the cosine,tangent etc functions of calculator fx-82ES plus

Hello,

2. Press the key for the function COS, SIN, or TAN
[COS] displays Cos(

3.Enter the angle 12 deg Screen shows cos(12
Close the right parenthesis ) Screen shows cos(12)
4.Press [=] Screen displays 0.9781

If you want the inverse trigonometric functions you access them with arccos [SHIFT] [COS] (cos^-1)
arcsin [SHIFT][SIN] (sin^-1)
actan [SHIFT][TAN] (tan^-1)

You have to know the principal domain for the inverse trigonometric functions (see any book on trigonometry) to understand the results.
Hope it helps.

Nov 05, 2009 | Casio Office Equipment & Supplies

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