Question about Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

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In the MATH MISC menu you'll find the xth-root function. Use this to find the 5th root.

5 xth-root 32 ENTER will give 2.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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SOURCE: What is the cube root function on the ti-86

look under math calc and there should be an x^3 key

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

If you mean the fifth root, use the xth-root function (MATH 5). For example, to calculate the fifth root of 32, press 5 MATH 5 3 2 ENTER

Jan 19, 2014 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

That depends on how simple a calculator. I'll give some examples below for calculating the cube root of 8.

On a TI-86, press 3 2nd [MATH] F5 MORE F4 8 ENTER

If the calculator has a "^" or "y^x" key, raise 8 to the 1/3 power. Again, on the TI-86, press 8 ^ ( 1 / 3 ) ENTER

If the calculator has a logarithm key, take the logarithm, divide it by three, then take the antilogarithm. Again, on the TI-86, press 2nd [e^x] ( ln 8 / 3 ) ENTER

On a slide rule, place the hairline over the number on the K scale and read the cube root on the D scale.

On a TI-86, press 3 2nd [MATH] F5 MORE F4 8 ENTER

If the calculator has a "^" or "y^x" key, raise 8 to the 1/3 power. Again, on the TI-86, press 8 ^ ( 1 / 3 ) ENTER

If the calculator has a logarithm key, take the logarithm, divide it by three, then take the antilogarithm. Again, on the TI-86, press 2nd [e^x] ( ln 8 / 3 ) ENTER

On a slide rule, place the hairline over the number on the K scale and read the cube root on the D scale.

Jan 10, 2013 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

Use the xth-root function, which should be the fifth item in the MATH menu.

Press 6 MATH 5 1 . 4 7 7 6 2 ENTER

Press 6 MATH 5 1 . 4 7 7 6 2 ENTER

Apr 16, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

I assume you mean the fifth root of 64.

Raise 64 to the 1/5 power. Press 6 4 ^ ( 1 / 5 ) ENTER

If you get a symbolic answer, press diamond ENTER to convert it to numeric form.

Raise 64 to the 1/5 power. Press 6 4 ^ ( 1 / 5 ) ENTER

If you get a symbolic answer, press diamond ENTER to convert it to numeric form.

Feb 19, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

Yes, your Ti 86 should solve square root problems. At the HOME screen press [CLEAR] [2nd] [x^2] which gives the (Square Root Symbol) to display at the Home screen. Then enter the number you want the square root of and close the bracket [ ) ] and, press the [ENTER] key.

You can even get the square root of complex numbers too. Select the correct complex format in the mode settings. For example: I'll do one in the rectangular form by enter a number as (a, b). I then will go to [2nd] [MODE] then [Arrow down] 3 times and make sure the RectC is highlighted and selected. Then quit out of the mode settings screen and enter [CLEAR] [2nd] [x^2] [ ( ] [9] [ , ] [ - ] [4] [ ) ] [ ) ] [ENTER], this displays the SQRT((9,-4)) equals (3, 2); The real part is 3 and the imaginary part 2.

You can even get the square root of complex numbers too. Select the correct complex format in the mode settings. For example: I'll do one in the rectangular form by enter a number as (a, b). I then will go to [2nd] [MODE] then [Arrow down] 3 times and make sure the RectC is highlighted and selected. Then quit out of the mode settings screen and enter [CLEAR] [2nd] [x^2] [ ( ] [9] [ , ] [ - ] [4] [ ) ] [ ) ] [ENTER], this displays the SQRT((9,-4)) equals (3, 2); The real part is 3 and the imaginary part 2.

Jan 09, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

In the MATH MISC menu you'll find the xth-root function. Use this to find the 3rd root.

3 xth-root 8 ENTER will give 2.

3 xth-root 8 ENTER will give 2.

Sep 13, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

Use the root function in the MATH MISC menu.

To find the 5th root of 32: enter 5 then the root function and then 32 and then ENTER to get 2.

To find the 5th root of 32: enter 5 then the root function and then 32 and then ENTER to get 2.

Apr 06, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

- Use the universal power key marked with [^].
- To avoid problems if the exponent is an expression, enclose it in parentheses.
- To enter any power type number^(exponent)
- If exponent is negative use the (-) change sign key next to the dot, below the 3 key.
- To calculate the roots (cubic, fourth, fifth, etc.) roots use the fact that a root of n-th order can be represented as ^(1/n)
- Ex: cube root of 27: 27^(1/3); square root of 64 : 64^(1/2) or 64^(0.5)

Feb 26, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

Hello,

The square root has a dedicated key sequence [2nd][V square root symbol]

Square root of 21.2846 is entered [2nd][V square root] 21.2846 [ENTER] .

The result is`4.614.

I suspect you want to calculate the 4th root of 21.2846. If it is the case you enter that as

21.2846 [^](1/4) =2.148

Square root can be also entered as [^](1/2)

Cube root is entered as [^] (1/3)

..

nth root is entered as [^](1/n)

Hope it helps.

The square root has a dedicated key sequence [2nd][V square root symbol]

Square root of 21.2846 is entered [2nd][V square root] 21.2846 [ENTER] .

The result is`4.614.

I suspect you want to calculate the 4th root of 21.2846. If it is the case you enter that as

21.2846 [^](1/4) =2.148

Square root can be also entered as [^](1/2)

Cube root is entered as [^] (1/3)

..

nth root is entered as [^](1/n)

Hope it helps.

Nov 19, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

You can enter any root by typing the number, then hitting MATH and 5, which brings up the root symbol with the x in front of it: x√. So the fifth-root would be 5 -> MATH -> 5 and then whatever number you want to get the fifth-root for: 5x√10 for example. As someone else had mentioned, you can also raise it to a rational power: 3^(1/3) which would be the same as the cubed root of 3, but you could also type: 3 -> MATH -> 5 -> 3 and get the same answer, but looking like this in your calculator: 3x√3. The option for 4 actually is a predefined cubed-root, and the one for option 5 there is the root symbol that can be used with any number before it to get any root you want. There are no parenthesis as you get when using the predefined square-root and cubed-root functions, though, so you may want to type them in yourself if entering a long string of operations in the calculator at one time to make sure the calculator doesn't include numbers under the root that you don't want it to. But I guess it depends on preference in terms of what method you choose between the rational exponents or the root symbol (and most would go with whichever seems easiest and quickest to enter), but you asked specifically how to get the cubed-root on the TI-83 Plus, so there's my best attempt at answering your question.

Aug 22, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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