Question about Texas Instruments TI-30XA Calculator

Hello,

I am a senior citizen and have just returned to college. I have the above calculator and am wondering how I can solve an algebra problem with it so I won't have to do it by hand. Let's say the problem is 2(x-4) -5x = -5. Can anyone show me how to do this with the TI calculator above? I sure would appreciate it. I need all the help I can get. I haven't did algebra in 45 years........

Thanks a lot,

Ed

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Hello,

Sorry this calculator cannot solve equations. It does not have the program. It does not know how to do those things. However it can calculate. **Before you can use the calculator you must prepare all yourself. **When you have solved the problem, you ask the calculator to compute the value of what you found.

Let us clean the equation a bit

2(x-4) -5x=-5

Get rid of the parentheses 2(x-4) becomes 2x-2*4=2x-8 .Put that result where it was in equation

2x-8 -5x=-5

Group together the terms that have x in them 2x-5x=-3x

Then

2x-8-5x=-5, becomes -3x-8=-5

You want to isolate the term with x (have it on one side, and the others on the other side) -3x= -5 -(-8)= -5+8 =3.

The equation becomes

-3x=3 Thus **-x=3/3=1 and x=-1.**

**In general you would have obtained x= (some number/some other number) and that is where the calculator would intervene.**

Hope it helps.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Yes you can enter basic or complicated expressions, you just can't enter equalities nor equations. The calculator cannot solve equations. When an expression (without an = sign) is entered, pressing the ENTER key will evaluate it.

Nov 08, 2015 | MultiView Office Equipment & Supplies

What for? You cannot type in a formula.

Aug 20, 2014 | Texas Instruments Ti-30Xs Multiview...

What you want to do is solve the linear equation 2x=10 to find the value of the unknown x that makes the equality true. Solving an equation usually involves rearranging therms, factors and so on. However your calculator was not designed to handle the solution of equations, no matter how simple they are.

Some Casio scientific calculators can solve some types of equations (polynomials of degree 2 or 3, simultaneous linear equations in up to 3 unknowns). These are the FX-115 ES (Plus) and FX-991 ES (Plus C). Other equivalent models are sold in the world under different names.

Some Casio scientific calculators can solve some types of equations (polynomials of degree 2 or 3, simultaneous linear equations in up to 3 unknowns). These are the FX-115 ES (Plus) and FX-991 ES (Plus C). Other equivalent models are sold in the world under different names.

Oct 16, 2013 | Casio FX350MS Scientific Calculator

In equation mode, you have system of linear equations (3 unknown) you have polynomial (quadratic and cubic), and solver. Use the solver foe any type of equation (nonlinear, polynomial of order higher than 4, trigonometric, exponential, logs).

May 21, 2012 | Casio Scientific Calculator Fx-570 Fx570...

Press key Mode, first select option 5:EQN (by pressing key 5), then option 2: a_nX+b_nY+c_nZ=d_n (by pressin 2).

Now input coefficients from equations in table (each column is for one variable), just type in number and press =, then use arrows to move to another cell.

Now input coefficients from equations in table (each column is for one variable), just type in number and press =, then use arrows to move to another cell.

Sep 02, 2011 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

Definition

A mathematical statement used to evaluate a value. An equation can use any combination of mathematical operations, including addition, subtraction, division, or multiplication. An equation can be already established due to the properties of numbers (2 + 2 = 4), or can be filled solely with variables which can be replaced with numerical values to get a resulting value. For example, the equation to calculate return on sales is: Net income ÷ Sales revenue = Return on Sales. When the values for net income and sales revenue are plugged into the equation, you are able to calculate the value of return on sales.

There are many types of mathematical equations.

1. Linear Equations y= mx + b (standard form of linear equation)

2. Quadratic Equations y= ax^2+bx+c

3. Exponential Equations y= ab^x

4. Cubic Equations y=ax^3+ bx^2+cx+d

5. Quartic Equations y= ax^4+ bx^3+ cx^2+ dx+ e

6. Equation of a circle (x-h)^2+(y-k)^2= r^2

7. Constant equation y= 9 (basically y has to equal a number for it to be a constant equation).

8. Proportional equations y=kx; y= k/x, etc.

Jun 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

This calculator doesn't really support a solver like that. You can use Woflram Alpha to solve equations like that really quickly. Example

There are more expensive calculators that will solve these types of equations, but I would recommend just using Wolfram Alpha whenever you need a solution to a math problem.

There are more expensive calculators that will solve these types of equations, but I would recommend just using Wolfram Alpha whenever you need a solution to a math problem.

Mar 02, 2011 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

This calculator cannot handle matrices that have anyone dimension larger than 3.

How to solve your problem?

use a computer program devoted to solving linear equations

OR buy another calculator that can handle larger systems of equations (a graphing calculator, maybe).

How to solve your problem?

- Set up the problem by hand (pencil paper): use Cramer's rules. Make use of the calculator to perform the various calculation.

- Sacrifice one equation which you will use to eliminate one variable of the 4 by expressing it in terms of the other three. Do the algebra to obtain a system of 3 equations in three unknowns.
- Use the calculator to find the solutions ( the three variables that are left).
- Use the 4th equation (the one you scacrificed) to obtain the value of the 4th unknown.

use a computer program devoted to solving linear equations

OR buy another calculator that can handle larger systems of equations (a graphing calculator, maybe).

Feb 16, 2011 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

Hello,

Let us assume you have two simultaneous linear equations :

**a_1*x+ b_1*y+c_1=0**

a_2*x +b_2*y+c_2=0

where a_1, a_2, b_1, b_2, c_1,c_2 are coefficients (numerical or algebraic).

The problem is to obtain the particular values of the unknowns x and y for which the two equations are both satisfied: If you substitute the particular values of x and y you find in any of the two equations you discover that both equalities are true.

A small system of equations like the one above can be solved by some very simple algorithms (elimination, substitution, combination) which can be carried out by hand.

The solution of large systems of linear equations can be sought by making use of the concepts of matrices (plural of matrix), determinants, and certain rules called Cramer's rules.

Due to its repetitive nature, the algorithm ( a well defined, limited sequence of steps) is suitable for a calculating machine (computer or calculator).

Certain calculators have, embedded in their ROM, a program that solves linear systems of simultaneous equations. Usually you are asked to enter the values of the coefficients a_1, etc. in a set order, then you press ENTER or EXE (Casio) . If a solution exits (not all linear systems have solutions) the calculator displays it.

Hope that satisfies your curiosity.

Let us assume you have two simultaneous linear equations :

a_2*x +b_2*y+c_2=0

where a_1, a_2, b_1, b_2, c_1,c_2 are coefficients (numerical or algebraic).

The problem is to obtain the particular values of the unknowns x and y for which the two equations are both satisfied: If you substitute the particular values of x and y you find in any of the two equations you discover that both equalities are true.

A small system of equations like the one above can be solved by some very simple algorithms (elimination, substitution, combination) which can be carried out by hand.

The solution of large systems of linear equations can be sought by making use of the concepts of matrices (plural of matrix), determinants, and certain rules called Cramer's rules.

Due to its repetitive nature, the algorithm ( a well defined, limited sequence of steps) is suitable for a calculating machine (computer or calculator).

Certain calculators have, embedded in their ROM, a program that solves linear systems of simultaneous equations. Usually you are asked to enter the values of the coefficients a_1, etc. in a set order, then you press ENTER or EXE (Casio) . If a solution exits (not all linear systems have solutions) the calculator displays it.

Hope that satisfies your curiosity.

Aug 12, 2009 | Sharp EL-531VB Calculator

Type it like this: solve( equation1 and equation2 and moreEquations, {list of variables to solve for})

Put all of your equations right after the opening parenthesis separated by the word*and*, then a comma, then within curly braces each variable you want to solve for each separated by a comma.

Put all of your equations right after the opening parenthesis separated by the word

Apr 26, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

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