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TI-83Plus I get the wrong answer when I use the SIN, COS or TAN buttons.

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Make sure you are set to degrees, radians, or grads, whichever angular measurement you are using.

The DRG key toggles through the three modes of input, and the display shows which you are in.

30 SIN will give the correct 0.5 answer if you are set to use DEG.

Set to RAD and since 30 degrees = (30)(pi)/180= 0.52234 rad, set to RAD and 0.52234 SIN also gives you the correct 0.5 result

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I wonder if your calculator is set to the wrong units. Your calculator can be set to degrees, radians, or gradians. I assume that you want it set to degrees.

When I click 1 2nd and cos, I will always get 0, because using the 2nd before the cos turns the function into cos^-1 (inverse cosine). The inverse cosine of 1 is 0 because the cosine of 0 is 1.

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