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# HOW TO INPUT IMAGINARY NUMBERS INTO A MATRIX - Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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Unfortunately, you can't. From the most recent guidebook: "You can store only real numbers in TI-84 matrices. Fractions are stored as real numbers and can be used in matrices."

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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Press MODE and select one of the two complex modes.

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Any point on the line is a Real Number:

• The numbers could be rational (like 20/9)
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But you won't find Infinity, or an Imaginary Number.
Real does not mean they are in the real world They are not called "Real" because they show the value of something real.
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### I am trying to solve imaginary number equations with matrix using the TI-84 For example: (8+15i)x-8y = 10 -8x-(8-10i)y = 0 8+15i -8 10 -8 8-10i 0 should i convert to another form?

I am afraid you cannot use the TI8xPlus family of calculators to solve linear systems in matrix form. In this calculator, matrices must have real coefficients.
You can however separate (expand) the problem into a linear system of 4 equations in 4 unknowns and try to solve it with the calculator.
1. define X = a+i*b
2. Define Y=c+i*d
3. Rewrite the first equation substituting a+i*b for X and c+i*d for y.
4. Gather all real terms together, and all imaginary terms together on the left.
5. You will have (8a-15b-8c) +i(15a+8b-8d) = 10 +0i
6. This equation can be split into two equations by saying that
• the real part pf the left member is equal to the real part of the right member, this gives 8a-15b-8c=10, and
• the imaginary part of the left member is equal to the imaginary part of the right member, this gives 15a+8b-8d=0
Similarly, you rewrite the second complex equation substituting a+ib for X and c+id for Y, then expand the binomial products, gather the real parts on the left together, and the imaginary parts on the left together. After that you equate the real part on the left to the real part on the right, and do the same for the imaginary parts.

If I did not make mistakes during the expansions and the gathering of terms you should get the following equation
-(8a+8c+10d) +i*(-8b+10c-8d) =0+i*0 from which you extract an equation for the real parts, -(8a+8c+10d)=0 and another for the imaginagy parts i*(-8b+10c-8d) =i*0

If I did not make mistakes (you should be able to find them, if any) your system of two linear equations with complex coefficents has been converted to a system of 4 linear equations with real coefficients.

8a-15b-8c=10
15a+8b-8d=0
8a+8c+10d=0
-8b+10c-8d =0

Now, you can in theory solve this system with help of the calculator, to find a, b, c, and d. When these are found, you can reconstruct the X and Y solutions.

Now get to work: Ascertain that my extracted equations are correct, then solve for a, b,c, and d, and reconstruct X and Y.
I am no seer, but my hunch is that this system is degenarate. I will not explain what that means.

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