Question about Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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Most likely you do have the calculator in radians (or if you are working in radians, you have it in degrees). Press the mode button, move cruser down to "radians degrees" highlight degrees. and press "2nd quit". things sould be better!

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: need help withe the sin, cos, tan problem with ti - 83 plus

make sure it's in the right mode, i.e. radians, degress. check it under set up

Posted on May 21, 2007

SOURCE: sin, cos, or tan, on casio wrong answer. another cac right answer

Hello,

It may be due to the angle unit used. You can have angles in degrees, in radians, and in grads. You should set the default angle unit to waht you problem calls for.

To set degree as default SHIFT MODE 3

To set radians as default SHIFT MODE 4

To set grads as default SHIFT MODE 5

The values of angles calculated by the inverse trigonometric functions are in the default unit that is set . This may be the source of the wrong answers that you get.

Hope it helps.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

Make sure you have the proper angle mode set. Press MODE and check the third line.

Feb 03, 2014 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

Let's start with a little background.

The cot(x) is also known as the cotangent(x) and it equals 1/tan(x) which equals cos(x)/sin(x). I'm showing these formulas because your calculator may not have a cot button but it will probably have buttons for tan, cos, and sin.

Your calculator may also have buttons for tan-1, cos-1 and sin-1. These are the inverse functions for tan, cos, and sin. If you enter a number and then push the tan-1 button, the result is the angle whose tangent is the entered number. For example, it you enter 1 and push the tan-1 button the answer will be 45 deg because tan (45 deg) = 1.

Now let's look at the problem, cot(x) = -0.6.

The first thing we need to know is do you want the answer in degrees or radians? Your calculator will have both modes. The default mode when you first turn it on is probably degrees. If this problem is in radians you will need to change the mode of your calculator over to radians before we start.

If cot(x) = -0.6, then tan(x) = 1/-0.6 from the formula I showed in the background section.

This means tan(x) = -1.6666666...

Now we just enter -1.66666667 and hit the tan-1 button to get the answer.

If we're operating in radians the answer is -1.0307 radians.

If we're operating in degrees the answer is -59.036 deg.

I hope this helps you out.

Dec 06, 2011 | SoftMath Algebrator - Algebra Homework...

Press the relevant function key [SIN],[COS],[TAN] followed by the angle value.

For inverse trigonometric functions [SIN^-1], COS^-1], or [TAN^-1], Press [SHIFT][SIN], [SHIFT][COS], or [SHIFT][TAN].

For other functions

sec(x)=1/cos(x)

csc(x)=1/sin(x)

cot(x)=1/tan(x)

When calculating trigonometric functions one must make sure that the angle unit the calculator is using is the correct one.

For inverse trigonometric functions [SIN^-1], COS^-1], or [TAN^-1], Press [SHIFT][SIN], [SHIFT][COS], or [SHIFT][TAN].

For other functions

sec(x)=1/cos(x)

csc(x)=1/sin(x)

cot(x)=1/tan(x)

When calculating trigonometric functions one must make sure that the angle unit the calculator is using is the correct one.

Aug 26, 2010 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

Hello,

You have 3 keys for the main trigonometric functions: [SIN], [COS] and [TAN]

To use them correctly you must set the angle unit to the one your problem calls for.

Press [SIFT][MODE] [3:Deg] for degree, [4:Rad] for radian, [5:Grad] for grad. Dependig on angle unit chosen a small D, R, or G appears on the top of the screen.

If you need the inverse trigonometric functions arcsine, arccosine, arctangent, you access them by first pressing the [SHIFT] key

Thus

arcsine [SHIFT][SIN] (sin^-1)

arcosine [SHIFT][COS] (cos^-1)

arctangent [SHIFT][TAN] (tan^-1)

The syntax for the function is

[SIN] # [ ) ] [=]; [SIN] 30 [ ) ] [=] gives 0.5

[COS] # [ ) ] [=] [COS] 19 [ ) ] [=] gives 0.945518576

Note: if the argument of the functions are numbers, the right parenthesis is not necessary. But if the argument is an expression (with various operations) better put the parenthesis to make sure the calculator is performing as one wants it to.

By the way, there are no keys, or key combinations to calculate cotangent, cosecant, and secant, but you can use the definitions:

**cotangent (x) = 1/tan(x) Do not confuse it with tan^-1**

**cosecant(x) = 1/sin(x) Do not confuse it with sin^-1**

**secant(x) = 1/cos(x) Do not confuse it with cos^-1**

Hope it helps.

You have 3 keys for the main trigonometric functions: [SIN], [COS] and [TAN]

To use them correctly you must set the angle unit to the one your problem calls for.

Press [SIFT][MODE] [3:Deg] for degree, [4:Rad] for radian, [5:Grad] for grad. Dependig on angle unit chosen a small D, R, or G appears on the top of the screen.

If you need the inverse trigonometric functions arcsine, arccosine, arctangent, you access them by first pressing the [SHIFT] key

Thus

arcsine [SHIFT][SIN] (sin^-1)

arcosine [SHIFT][COS] (cos^-1)

arctangent [SHIFT][TAN] (tan^-1)

The syntax for the function is

[SIN] # [ ) ] [=]; [SIN] 30 [ ) ] [=] gives 0.5

[COS] # [ ) ] [=] [COS] 19 [ ) ] [=] gives 0.945518576

Note: if the argument of the functions are numbers, the right parenthesis is not necessary. But if the argument is an expression (with various operations) better put the parenthesis to make sure the calculator is performing as one wants it to.

By the way, there are no keys, or key combinations to calculate cotangent, cosecant, and secant, but you can use the definitions:

Hope it helps.

Oct 30, 2009 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

Hello,

It may be due to the angle unit used. You can have angles in degrees, in radians, and in grads. You should set the default angle unit to waht you problem calls for.

To set degree as default SHIFT MODE 3

To set radians as default SHIFT MODE 4

To set grads as default SHIFT MODE 5

The values of angles calculated by the inverse trigonometric functions are in the default unit that is set . This may be the source of the wrong answers that you get.

Hope it helps.

It may be due to the angle unit used. You can have angles in degrees, in radians, and in grads. You should set the default angle unit to waht you problem calls for.

To set degree as default SHIFT MODE 3

To set radians as default SHIFT MODE 4

To set grads as default SHIFT MODE 5

The values of angles calculated by the inverse trigonometric functions are in the default unit that is set . This may be the source of the wrong answers that you get.

Hope it helps.

Sep 16, 2009 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

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Aug 23, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

go to:

mode

select DEGREE rather than RADIAN three lines down.

mode

select DEGREE rather than RADIAN three lines down.

Aug 20, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

for function = (sin,cos,tan,sec,cosec,cotan)

arc(function) = function^-1, calculated in the first quadrant for simplicity(0-pi/2) (0-90deg), as all functions repeat circularly

just another method of notation

http://www.mathwords.com/t/tangent_inverse.htm

arc(function) = function^-1, calculated in the first quadrant for simplicity(0-pi/2) (0-90deg), as all functions repeat circularly

just another method of notation

http://www.mathwords.com/t/tangent_inverse.htm

Jun 19, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

The answer that you have received in actuality is correct. However, it
is in exact form when the answer that you were looking for was an
approximation (decimal form) answer. To achieve this all you have to
do is hit the alpha button (the yellow button with a diamond in the
center) and then enter which will give you your desired answer :-)

Jan 14, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

here are the steps in changing it from radian to degrees

1. turn on your TI-83 plus

2. press the MODE button near the top of your calculator

3.go down to options and move the highlight from radian to degree, press enter and clear

you're good to go

1. turn on your TI-83 plus

2. press the MODE button near the top of your calculator

3.go down to options and move the highlight from radian to degree, press enter and clear

you're good to go

Feb 17, 2007 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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