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Why does -2 raised to 3 show 8 in the TI 83 plus.

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  • kakima Aug 06, 2010

    Exactly which keys are you pressing?

    (-) 2 ^ 3 ENTER produces -8 on my calculator. (-) is the key to the right of the decimal point.

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Press the keys:
. 5 8 * 1 2 . 0 1 x^-1 * 6 . 0 2 2 2ND [EE] 2 3 ENTER
and you should get 2.9E22. Do you get something different?

* is the multiply key on the right, between divide and subtract.

x^-1 is on the left, below MATH.

EE is the 2ND function of the , key, just above the 7.

Another way to calculate this is:
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This should give you the same result.

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