Question about Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

Will this calculator find the roots of an equation such as:

X-9th + 30X-8th + 401X-7th + 3176X-6th + 16696X-5th + 61400X-4th + 160324X-3rd + 287344X-sqrd + 318448X + 163340

If so, how is it done?

Thanks,

Scott

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Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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Hello,

The Casio FX-300ES does not handle symbolic algebra. So it cannot factor a general polynomial expression. The methods can be found in any book on Algebra.

However if you are interested in approximate factorization of quadratic and cubic polynomials, you can use the calculator to do that. It can solve aX^3 +bX^2+cX+d =0 and the quadratic equations.

If you want to factor a cubic polynomial P3(X) = aX^3+bX^2+cX+d , you write the corresponding cubic equation as **aX^3+bX^2+cX=d =0** , then you divide all terms of the equation by** a** to obtain**X^3+(b/a)X^2+(c/a)X+(d/a)=0.**

You use the calculator to solve (approximately) this equation.

Suppose you find the 3 roots **X1,X2,and X3.** Then the polynomial X^3+(b/a)X^2+(c/a)X+(d/a) can be cast in the factored form (X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3) and the original polynomial P3(X) can be written as**P3(X) = a*(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3) **

You can handle the quadratic polynomial the same way.

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2) where X1, X2 are the two real roots

Hope it helps.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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Hello,

Sorry, but what you wrote is not an equation but a polynomial expression. You want to solve the equation x^4+5x^3-3x^2-43x-60 =0.

The solve( command, can only be used with real numbers.

The** solve(** is available through the CATALOG :
[2nd][CATALOG], scroll down till you reach the command. Highlight it
and press [ENTER]. The command echodes on main screen as **solve(** .

You
complete the command by entering the expression (not the equation), the
name of the variable you solve for, the initial guess , and { lower
limit, upper limit} between curly brackets, and the closing parenthesis.

Exemple:**solve (x^4+5x^3-3x^2-43x-60 ****, x,0 {-5,0} ) [ENTER]**

should give you the negative root,**solve (x^4+5x^3-3x^2-43x-60 ****, x,0 {0,5} ) [ENTER]**

should give you the positive root.

It
is implied that the expression is 0, so you should not
insert =0, otherwise you get an error. Here for the lower limit is -5 you
must use the change sign symbol (-) under the 3 key, not the regular
MINUS.

You may ask how I knew that there were two roots when the equation is a quartic? By first graphing it to have an idea about where the roots lie and how many there are. You should always do that to speed up the search.

There is another way to zoom in on the roots: by drawing the graph and using the tools accessible under the [2nd][CALC] menu, namely the option [2:Zero]

The resolution of the TI83/84 is not good enough for this function that grows too fast, but I am inserting a picture of the curve from another calculator with a much better resolution.

Hope it helps.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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Hello,

Before starting to graph Y= function, you should Turn STATPLOTS off.

Press [2nd][STATPLOTS] [4:PlotsOff]. command echoes ob screen as **PlotsOff .** Press [ENTER] to execute it. Calc answers Done.

Press [MODE]

See if **Func**, (4th line) is already highlighted.

If it is press Y= to start entering the functions.

If it is not highlighted, scroll down to 4th line, then use arrow to highlight Func an press ENTER.

Then
press Y= and enter the function. You see that as you enter the function
the equal sign becomes highlighted white on dark. Finish entering the
sunction and press ENTER. Cursor move to Y=2. Make sure that the equal
sign for Y1= is still highlighted. If not, move the cursor on it and
press [ENTER].

You can enter the variable X by pressing the
[X,T,theta,,n] button to the right of the green [ALPHA] key. Or,
alternatively, you press [ALPHA] [STO->] (X).

To graph Press
[GRAPH]. If you do not see anything on screen, it may be due to the
window dimensions. You can modify the window by pressing the [WINDOW]
button.

To test you configuration, I suggest you graph Y1=e^(x) and Y2= ln(x)

You
access the exponential e by [2ND] [LN] (e^x) and the natural log by
pressing [LN]. In each case you have to enter the right parenthesis.

This what you should get.

If
you are not familiar with these function, just enter Y1=X and you will
see a staright line passing through the origin (0, 0), just like the
one on the following screen capture.

Hope it helps.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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You need to be in complex mode before you can do any calculations involving complex numbers. Press MODE 2 to switch to CMPLX mode. When you're done, press MODE 1 to switch back to COMP mode. (Yes, the names are confusing. I didn't pick them.)

Posted on Dec 14, 2010

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By default the calculator only works with real numbers. To use complex numbers, press MODE 2 to switch to complex mode.

Posted on Mar 05, 2011

Your scientific calculator is unable to solve complex equation with complex coefficients. You should try to solve by hand directly using the quadratic formula or by factoring the polynomial in z

failing that, another way would be to set z=x+iy, substitute this for z, carry out the algebra and try to separate real and imaginary parts. But your two equations will constitute a system of two quadratic equations. I am not aware of any general method to solve coupled nonlinear equations.

Good luck.

failing that, another way would be to set z=x+iy, substitute this for z, carry out the algebra and try to separate real and imaginary parts. But your two equations will constitute a system of two quadratic equations. I am not aware of any general method to solve coupled nonlinear equations.

Good luck.

Dec 20, 2012 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

Thhe Casio FX-9860G SD can solve a polynomial equation
of degree 2 or 3 with REAL coefficients. If the complex MODE is set to
REAL it will find the real roots. If the complex mode is set to** a+ib**, it will find the real and complex roots.

Apparently it will take coefficients that are real, and will give a Ma Error if any coefficient is complex.

Addendum.

The calculator CANNOT solve equations with complex coefficient. YOU can however convert the system of linear equations with ccomplex coefficients ( of the type you show) as a system of 4 linear equations in 4 unknowns; Split x into a real and an imaginary part, split y into a real and an imaginary part. Substitute Real(x)+iIm(x) for variable x in the equations; substitute Real(y)+iIm(y) for y in the two equations; do the algebra. In each of the original equations split the Real and imaginary parts. You should be able to derive 4 linear equations in unknowns Real(x), Im(x), Real(y), and Im(y).

Use the linear equation solver to obtain the solutions. Recompose x=Real(x)+iIm(x), and y=Real(y)+iIm(y)

Alternatively, after you create the system of 4 linear equations you can use the matrix utility to find Real(x), Im(x), Real(y) and Im(y) and recompose the x and y.

Apparently it will take coefficients that are real, and will give a Ma Error if any coefficient is complex.

Addendum.

The calculator CANNOT solve equations with complex coefficient. YOU can however convert the system of linear equations with ccomplex coefficients ( of the type you show) as a system of 4 linear equations in 4 unknowns; Split x into a real and an imaginary part, split y into a real and an imaginary part. Substitute Real(x)+iIm(x) for variable x in the equations; substitute Real(y)+iIm(y) for y in the two equations; do the algebra. In each of the original equations split the Real and imaginary parts. You should be able to derive 4 linear equations in unknowns Real(x), Im(x), Real(y), and Im(y).

Use the linear equation solver to obtain the solutions. Recompose x=Real(x)+iIm(x), and y=Real(y)+iIm(y)

Alternatively, after you create the system of 4 linear equations you can use the matrix utility to find Real(x), Im(x), Real(y) and Im(y) and recompose the x and y.

Mar 17, 2012 | Casio FX-9860G Graphic Calculator

The Casio FX-9860G SD can solve a polynomial equation
of degree 2 or 3 with REAL coefficients. If the complex MODE is set to
REAL it will find the real roots. If the complex mode is set to** a+ib**, it will find the real and complex roots.

Apparently it will take coefficients that are real, and will give a Ma Error if any coefficient is complex.

Addendum.

The calculator CANNOT solve equations with complex coefficient. YOU can however convert the system of linear equations with ccomplex coefficients ( of the type you show) as a system of 4 linear equations in 4 unknowns; Split x into a real and an imaginary part, split y into a real and an imaginary part. Substitute Real(x)+iIm(x) for variable x in the equations; substitute Real(y)+iIm(y) for y in the two equations; do the algebra. In each of the original equations split the Real and imaginary parts. You should be able to derive 4 linear equations in unknowns Real(x), Im(x), Real(y), and Im(y).

Use the linear equation solver to obtain the solutions. Recompose x=Real(x)+iIm(x), and y=Real(y)+iIm(y)

Apparently it will take coefficients that are real, and will give a Ma Error if any coefficient is complex.

Addendum.

The calculator CANNOT solve equations with complex coefficient. YOU can however convert the system of linear equations with ccomplex coefficients ( of the type you show) as a system of 4 linear equations in 4 unknowns; Split x into a real and an imaginary part, split y into a real and an imaginary part. Substitute Real(x)+iIm(x) for variable x in the equations; substitute Real(y)+iIm(y) for y in the two equations; do the algebra. In each of the original equations split the Real and imaginary parts. You should be able to derive 4 linear equations in unknowns Real(x), Im(x), Real(y), and Im(y).

Use the linear equation solver to obtain the solutions. Recompose x=Real(x)+iIm(x), and y=Real(y)+iIm(y)

Mar 17, 2012 | Casio Calculators

No it cannot factor. It does not do symbolic manipulations.If you know a bit of theory of polynomials you can find the roots of the polynomial equation. The calculator has a Solve utility. Once you have the roots, you can use your knowledge about polynomials to carry out the factorization procedure.

Aug 31, 2011 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

Sorry, but no! it is not capable of factoring anything. It can however solve for the roots of a polynomial equation.Write your polynomial as P(X)= a(X² +(b/a)X+c/a) =0. Use the calculator to solve the polynomial equation X² +(b/a)X+c/a =0 and find the roots X1, and X2. You will then be able to write the original polynomial as P(X)=a(X-X1)(X-X2). Beware that by using the calculator, the values of the roots are approximate.

Mar 14, 2011 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

It depends on the degree of the polynomial.

If polynomial is od degree 2 or 3 you can use the EQN mode (the equation MODE) by pressing [MODE][5:EQN] to enter Equation mode then press [3] for quadratic polynomial or [4] for a cubic one.

You will then be prompted for the various coefficients. The canonical form of these polynomials is aX^2 plus bX plus c= 0, and aX^3 plus bX^2 plus cX plus d=0.

If polynomial is of degree higher than 3, or for a general non-linear equation you must use the Solve( feature. See example #017 on page 6 of the appendix to the manual.

If polynomial is od degree 2 or 3 you can use the EQN mode (the equation MODE) by pressing [MODE][5:EQN] to enter Equation mode then press [3] for quadratic polynomial or [4] for a cubic one.

You will then be prompted for the various coefficients. The canonical form of these polynomials is aX^2 plus bX plus c= 0, and aX^3 plus bX^2 plus cX plus d=0.

If polynomial is of degree higher than 3, or for a general non-linear equation you must use the Solve( feature. See example #017 on page 6 of the appendix to the manual.

Nov 28, 2010 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

The short story is that this calculator does have a computer algebra system or CAS and thus cannot factor polynomials with arbitrary (unknown) coefficients or known coefficients.

However if the coefficients are given you can ,if you are willing to travel that way, factor approximately a polynomial P(x).

Basically, the idea is that any polynomial P(X) of degree n can be written in the factored form (X-x_1)(X-x_2)...(X-x_n), where x_1, x_2, x_3,...x_n are the roots (real or complex) of the equation P(X)=0.

The procedure ( for a 3rd degree polynomial) is as follows: (the fixYa site parser will remove the plus signs, so I am writing the whole word plus instead of the mathematical sign

If you want to factor a cubic polynomial P3(X) = aX^3 plus bX^2 plus cX plus d , you write the corresponding cubic equation as**aX^3 plus bX^2 plus cX plus d =0** , then you divide all terms of the equation by** a** to obtain

**X^3 plus (b/a)X^2 plus (c/a)X plus (d/a)=0.**

You use the calculator to solve (approximately) this equation.

Suppose you find the 3 roots**X1,X2,and X3.**
Then the polynomial X^3 plus (b/a)X^2 plus (c/a)X plus (d/a) can be cast in the
factored form (X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3) and the original polynomial P3(X) can
be written as

**P3(X) = a*(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3) **

You can handle the quadratic polynomial the same way.

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2) where X1, X2 are the two real roots.

To find the various roots you must use the solve( application.

However if the coefficients are given you can ,if you are willing to travel that way, factor approximately a polynomial P(x).

Basically, the idea is that any polynomial P(X) of degree n can be written in the factored form (X-x_1)(X-x_2)...(X-x_n), where x_1, x_2, x_3,...x_n are the roots (real or complex) of the equation P(X)=0.

The procedure ( for a 3rd degree polynomial) is as follows: (the fixYa site parser will remove the plus signs, so I am writing the whole word plus instead of the mathematical sign

If you want to factor a cubic polynomial P3(X) = aX^3 plus bX^2 plus cX plus d , you write the corresponding cubic equation as

You use the calculator to solve (approximately) this equation.

Suppose you find the 3 roots

You can handle the quadratic polynomial the same way.

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2) where X1, X2 are the two real roots.

To find the various roots you must use the solve( application.

Nov 11, 2010 | Casio FX-9750GPlus Calculator

Hello,

The Casio FX-300ES does not handle symbolic algebra. So it cannot factor a general polynomial expression. The methods can be found in any book on Algebra.

However if you are interested in approximate factorization of quadratic and cubic polynomials, you can use the calculator to do that. It can solve aX^3 +bX^2+cX+d =0 and the quadratic equations.

If you want to factor a cubic polynomial P3(X) = aX^3+bX^2+cX+d , you write the corresponding cubic equation as**aX^3+bX^2+cX=d =0** , then you divide all terms of the equation by** a** to obtain

**X^3+(b/a)X^2+(c/a)X+(d/a)=0.**

You use the calculator to solve (approximately) this equation.

Suppose you find the 3 roots**X1,X2,and X3.** Then the polynomial X^3+(b/a)X^2+(c/a)X+(d/a) can be cast in the factored form (X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3) and the original polynomial P3(X) can be written as

**P3(X) = a*(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3) **

You can handle the quadratic polynomial the same way.

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2) where X1, X2 are the two real roots

Hope it helps.

The Casio FX-300ES does not handle symbolic algebra. So it cannot factor a general polynomial expression. The methods can be found in any book on Algebra.

However if you are interested in approximate factorization of quadratic and cubic polynomials, you can use the calculator to do that. It can solve aX^3 +bX^2+cX+d =0 and the quadratic equations.

If you want to factor a cubic polynomial P3(X) = aX^3+bX^2+cX+d , you write the corresponding cubic equation as

You use the calculator to solve (approximately) this equation.

Suppose you find the 3 roots

You can handle the quadratic polynomial the same way.

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2) where X1, X2 are the two real roots

Hope it helps.

Sep 27, 2009 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

Hello,

Sorry, but you cannot use this calculator to factorize a general polynomial.

1. It does not know symbolic algebra.

2. It can only manipulate numbers.

However if you have polynomials of degree 2 or 3, with numerical coefficients (no letters) you can set [MODE] to equation and use the equation solver to find the real roots of 2nd degree or 3rd degree polynomials. Assuming that your polynomials have real roots (X1, X2) for the polynomial of degree 2, or (X1, X2, X3) for the polynomial of degree 3, then it is possible to write

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2)

P3(X)= a(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3)

This is an approximate factorization, except if your calculator configured in MathIO, has been able to find exact roots (fractions and radicals)

where a is the coefficient of the highest degree monomial aX^2 +...

or aX^3 +....

But I have a hunch that this is not what you wanted to hear.

Good luck.

Sorry, but you cannot use this calculator to factorize a general polynomial.

1. It does not know symbolic algebra.

2. It can only manipulate numbers.

However if you have polynomials of degree 2 or 3, with numerical coefficients (no letters) you can set [MODE] to equation and use the equation solver to find the real roots of 2nd degree or 3rd degree polynomials. Assuming that your polynomials have real roots (X1, X2) for the polynomial of degree 2, or (X1, X2, X3) for the polynomial of degree 3, then it is possible to write

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2)

P3(X)= a(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3)

This is an approximate factorization, except if your calculator configured in MathIO, has been able to find exact roots (fractions and radicals)

where a is the coefficient of the highest degree monomial aX^2 +...

or aX^3 +....

But I have a hunch that this is not what you wanted to hear.

Good luck.

Mar 08, 2009 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

Hello,

Sorry, but you cannot use this calculator to factor a general polynomial.

1. It does not know symbolic algebra.

2. It can only manipulate numbers.

However if you have polynomials of degree 2 or 3, with numerical coefficients**
(no letters) **you can set [MODE] to **Equation **and use the equation solver
to find the real roots of 2nd degree or 3rd degree polynomials.
Assuming that your polynomials have real roots (X1, X2) for the
polynomial of degree 2, or (X1, X2, X3) for the polynomial of degree 3,
then it is possible to write

**P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2)**

P3(X)= a(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3)

where a is the coefficient of the highest degree monomial aX^2 +...

or aX^3 +....

This is an approximate factorization, except if your calculator configured in MathIO, has been able to find exact roots (fractions and radicals)

While the [MODE][5:Equation] only handles quadratic and cubic equations, the [SHIFT][SOLVE=] solver finds the roots of arbitarry expressions (not limited to polynomials). In principle you can use it to find the roots of an expression. If it is a polynomial of dgree higher that 3 you can factor it (approximately).

But I have a hunch that this is not what you wanted to hear.

Hope it helps.

Sorry, but you cannot use this calculator to factor a general polynomial.

1. It does not know symbolic algebra.

2. It can only manipulate numbers.

However if you have polynomials of degree 2 or 3, with numerical coefficients

P3(X)= a(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3)

where a is the coefficient of the highest degree monomial aX^2 +...

or aX^3 +....

This is an approximate factorization, except if your calculator configured in MathIO, has been able to find exact roots (fractions and radicals)

While the [MODE][5:Equation] only handles quadratic and cubic equations, the [SHIFT][SOLVE=] solver finds the roots of arbitarry expressions (not limited to polynomials). In principle you can use it to find the roots of an expression. If it is a polynomial of dgree higher that 3 you can factor it (approximately).

But I have a hunch that this is not what you wanted to hear.

Hope it helps.

Dec 09, 2008 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

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