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I get a syntax error when I try to perform the calculation on Page 12 of the TI manual. 60+5*(-)12 enter

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Exactly how are you entering the "(-)" ?
Are you pressing three keys "(" "-" and ")" or the single key "(-)" ?

To enter a negative number, use the "(-)" key on the bottom row of the keyboard.

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I had the same problem and finally figured out how to fix it. You need to clear the memory. To do so, first press and release the 2nd button at the top left of the calculator. You will see "2nd" appear on the screen at the lower left. next press the 0 button (which 2nd function is "Reset"). The key to making this work is: do not hold the 2nd button while pressing the 0 button. You have to press it, release it, and then press the 0 button.

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SOURCE: what is ERR:SYNTAX on ti-84 plus calculator

If you want to correct the error you will have to disclose what you were trying to calculate.
Anyway, each command has to be written in a specific way ( a specific sequence of symbols) to be understood by the calculator.
Foe example, if the command is sin(X) you cannot write it as sin() X or X sin. You must respect the way a command is to be entered, otherwise you get rubbish or a SYNTAX ERROR message.
Usually the calculator will ask you GO TO or QUIT. If you choose GO TO the cursor will jump to the place where the error occurred and you may be able to correct the syntax.

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Use the (-) key just to the right of the decimal point, not the - key. The latter is for subtraction.

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The problem should be 400((1-(1+.019/12)^-60)/(.019/12))
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What is ERR:SYNTAX on ti-84 plus calculator


If you want to correct the error you will have to disclose what you were trying to calculate.
Anyway, each command has to be written in a specific way ( a specific sequence of symbols) to be understood by the calculator.
Foe example, if the command is sin(X) you cannot write it as sin() X or X sin. You must respect the way a command is to be entered, otherwise you get rubbish or a SYNTAX ERROR message.
Usually the calculator will ask you GO TO or QUIT. If you choose GO TO the cursor will jump to the place where the error occurred and you may be able to correct the syntax.

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Error 07 is Syntax Error. From the manual: "You entered a value; look for misplaced functions, arguments, parentheses, or commas; check the syntax description in the A to Z reference."

If you can't find and fix the error, could you post the expression producing the error?

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Press [2nd][APPS] to open the (ANGLE) menu. The symbol for the minutes is the second in the list. To enter the seconds press [ALPHA] [+].
When entering an angle in D(egree)M(inute)S(second), you must enter the number of minutes even if it is zero.
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Err:syntax when I try to graph with ''-'' on ti-84 plus


Hello,
The calculator has two minus signs
  1. 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).
  2. The negation or change sign. This operation is called unary, requiring one operand. -a means take the negative of the number a.
These are the technicalities, in which you may not be interested. On calculators, the two operations are implemented differently, with two signs, the regular minus sign -- , and the change sign (-) usually smaller in size than the regular -- sign and raised above the main line.

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.
Suppose you have to calculate X^(-2)*X^(-1/3)
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.
  1. 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 --
  2. 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 --
I hope it did not bore you death with details you do not care to know about. I do hope that it will help you prevent this type of syntax errors.

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How do I stop getting the synthx error


Hello,
The calculator will stop screaming out SYNTAX ERROR, when you stop ordering it to do things the wrong way.
Take a look at the manual.
For certain calculations you enter the number first and then press the function key.
For others, you press the function key then the number.
If an expression contains a left parenthesis, it must also have a closing right parenthesis.
It you want to enter negative 5, you use the change sign (-) not the regular MINUS sign.
These are exemples of instances where you get a syntax error. For every new type of calculation you have to perform, read the exemple in the manual to find out which must be entered first: the number or the function.
Hope it helps.

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