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# What numbers should the window key have

We where working in class with years and numbers we had to change the numbers on the window Xmin, Xmax,Xscl, exct. and know I am trying to graph something and it will not give me the correct answer.

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Hello,
Xmin is the smallest value of variable X: by default it is -10.
Xmax is the largest value of variable X: by default it is 10.
Ymin is the smallest value of Y default is -10.
Ymax is the largest value of Y default is 10.
You set these values according to the area of the graph you want to see.
If X is always positive, you can set Xmin=0.
If function values are laways positive, eg y=x^2, Ymin=0.
Xscl =1 by default. There will be a tick mark on the X-axis for each X integer.
YScal=1: there will be a tick mark for each integer value of y. If you want tick marks every 0.5 you set Yscal=0.5
Xres=1. Calculator calculates y values say at X, X+1, X+2, etc.
Hope it helps.

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Your ranges for your window settings are more, or less out of bounds with the equation y=2x+23, that you entered.
Press the [green diamond], and the [F2] keys to bring up the graphing coordinates. Enter the following values to fix the graphing coordinates. Starting at the top, xmin= -8, xmax= 8, xscl=1, ymin=0, ymax=40, yscl=1, xres=2. Now, press the [green diamond], and the [F3] keys, and the graph should display.

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### How do I change the dimensions on my ti-84?

You probably mean window dimensions. If that be the case
Press [WINDOW] key.
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### How do i fix the window numbers on my calculator

You can try to reset the calculator: In so doing the default configuration is restored. If that works for your graphs why fiddle with the setting?
Ok to reset calculator (do not worry I will tell you how to change window dimension):
Press [2nd][+] to access the (MEM)ory management.
Press [7:Reset][2:Defaults] [2:Reset]
The window dimension will be restored.

To change dimensions
In main calculator screen press the [WINDOW] function key
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Enter Xmax value. Make sure that Xmin is less than Xmax.
Leave the Xscale at 1
Enter Ymin. If negative use the change (-) key
You can leave the Yscale at 1, Xres at 1.
You can change the DeltaX but if you take too small a value your graphs will take long to be drawn.

If you ever get a problem, just press the [ZOOM] function key and select [6:ZStandard] it will restore the default dimensions.

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### No matter what I type into Y= it says err: Window Range

Press the [Zoom] function key and select [6:ZStandard]. The default window dimensions will be restored: to Xmin=-10, Xmax=10, Xscl=1. Ymin=-10, Ymax=10, Yscl=1, Xres=3, DeltaX=0.2127659574

And don't just type anything you want into Y=, make sure that it respects the syntax of the functions, and that you do not set Xmin larger than Xmax, and/or Ymin larger than Ymax.
If any of the dimensions is negative, use the (-) change sign key before the value.

The difference between Xmax and Xmin must be much larger than the DeltaX.

To check the good working order of your calculator always try with a linear function that passes through the origin (0,0). A good example is Y1=X or Y1=2X. If the graph works for these simple functions and does draw with your function then the problem is with your function and not the calculator.

Actually to enable us to offer competent advice you should always say what you were trying to do (the function to draw, the dimension you set). An all encompassing statement such as "No matter what I type" is not helpful at all. All that is left for us to do is guess.

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### I don't have a problem with my calculator but I need to know on how to put in values for graphing example Xmin=, Xmax=, etc.

Hello,
Xmin must be less than Xmax; Ymin must be less than Ymax. If your X variable takes only positive values you can set Xmin=0; if you want to graph y=X^2, you know that all y-values are going to be positive, so there is no need to waste screen real estate by putting Ymin negative.
It is like taking a picture with a camera. You point the viwefinder where the action is.
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The easiest way to fix this is to press zoom 6 which wil get you back to the default graph of xmin of -10, xmax of 10 and ymin of -10 and y max of 10.

If you can't see your graph on this screen and need to change the window, just be sure the number in the min for both x & y is smaller than the number in the max. You change your window size by pressing the window button.

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