Question about Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphic Calculator

# I'm simplifying Integer Exponents!! Can TI-84 do this?

I'm simplifying Integer Exponents and I have a TI-84 plus silver ed. and I'm wondering if I can do these right on the calculator, I have a feeling it won't as I can't figure out how to put variables (a,x, or y) in either. The problems look something like this: (3/xy^3)^-3 any help would be great.

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Hello,
Your feeling about this calculator not being able to do symbolic algebra is correct. It can only handle numerical values. You are better off using pen and pencil to perform the calculations you are talking about.

If you have a lot of symbolic calculations to do (algebra, calculus) you may want to consider looking at a calculator with a CAS (Computer Algebra System) such as the TI 89/Titanium, TI Voyage 200 PLT, the TI Nspire CAS, HP 40G/49G+/50G, Casio FX-Algebra, Casio CFX-9860G,GII etc.

Hope it helps.

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