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Just trying to do this simple cos problem

I keep putting this in my calculator but its not giving me the right answer what am I doing wrong. 9.6 N (cos) 73 degress

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You should check the units the angles is on (on the calc, it could be in radians or gradians, in ay case you';re getting a wrong answer)

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Can yall tell me whats the best way to get the answer i need ok simplify 3x/x+5+x-7

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I dont understand why I keep getting the wrong exponet in trying to figure out 1500nm divided by 10^9. the answer I get is 1.5 *10^-7 -but the answer is 1.5*10^-6. What am I doing wrong?


Without knowing exactly what you're doing I can't be sure, but I suspect you're entering the 10^9 as something like 1 0 EE 9 .

1 0 EE 9 gives you 10 * 10^9, which is 10^10. You should be doing this as 1 5 0 0 / 1 EE 9 = .

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My TI-Nspire won't give me the right answers for sin, cos, or tan


The trig functions depend on the angular mode. Make sure you have the proper one set.

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Wrong answer produced in sin / cos problems?


5sin(x)+1 = 0 is the equation you want to solve?
so
5sin(x) = -1
sin(x) = -(1/5)
arcsin( sin(x) ) = arcsin( -(1/5) )
x = -.201 (radians)
x = -11.5369 (degrees)

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How do I put cosecant, secant, and cotangent functions into my ti-84 plus?


By definition
  1. cosecant of X =1/sin(X), must not be confused with arc sine [sin^-1]
  2. secant of X =1/cos(X), must not be confused with arc cosine [cos^-1]
  3. cotangent of X =1/tan(X), must not be confused with arc tangent [tan^-1]
Because of these simple relations, calculator makers do not implement them with specific key sequences.
On this calculator, you have two ways to calculate one of these functions. EX cosecant of 37 degrees
  1. You enter 1 / [sin] 37 [ ) ] [ENTER] result is 1.661640141
  2. You enter [sin] [ ) ] 37 [ENTER] followed by [X^-1] to take the reciprocal of the previous answer. The [X^-1] key is the one just below [MATH].
A word of caution: secant cosecant and cotangent must not be confused with the inverse trigonometric functions arcsin, arccos, arctan

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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.

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

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How do i find inv for sin,i have tried the mode Deg 1 but i keep getting the wrong answer. can you help? Eg 0.6339869 INV cos ans should be 50.655113.


You didn't specify what calculator you have.

On my TI30XA, 0.6339869 '2nd' 'COS-1' gives 50.655114
On my Windows XP calculator, 0.6339869 'Inv' 'cos' gives 50.655114
On a Casio FX-300ES, 0.6339869 'Shift' 'cos-1'

I hope one of these helps. If not, let me know what calculator you have and I'll figure it out.

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How to get TI-94 to give me the Cos(20) = anumber not Cos(20)


instead of putting a whole number put in a decamal.... that worked for me
ex.
cos(25.)
not cos(25)

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go to:


mode
select DEGREE rather than RADIAN three lines down.

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Radian mode does not work properly


-1E-13 is a very small number. When doing this kind of a problem you can regard 1E-13 as 0.

Remember that pi is an irrational number. It is only estimated on your calculator. I just played around with a TI-83 and found the following answers:

cos(pi/2) = 0
cos(2*pi + pi/2) = 0
cos(4*pi + pi/2) = 1E-13
cos(20*pi + pi/2) = -1E-13

As you know, that correct answer to each of these is 0. The calculator gives non-zero answers because some very small errors are accumulating. There is nothing wrong with your calculator.

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TI-89 Problems


There isn't anything "wrong" with it.

Go to mode, and set the results of your inquiries from Exact to approx.

If you put in cos(e^2), it will print out cos(e^2) because it's the most exact it can be without going into a decimal. (cos(e^2) will be a transcendental number like Pi).

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