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To raise a number to a negative exponent, you have to first enter the base number then press the button right below the 'clear' button and then press the 'negative button' that is located right next to the 'enter button'. then you can enter the number

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Use the (-) key just to the right of the decimal point, not the - key. The second key is for subtraction.

Jan 27, 2013 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

Use the (-) key (just to the right of the decimal point key) instead of the - key when entering a negative number (not just exponents).

- is used to subtract one value from another. (-) is used to negate a value. - operates on two numbers, (-) operates on one.

- is used to subtract one value from another. (-) is used to negate a value. - operates on two numbers, (-) operates on one.

Mar 14, 2012 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

Be sure to use the (-) negative key and not the - minus key.

Feb 20, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

Use the (-) key just to the right of the decimal point key.

Dec 04, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

To enter an exponent, positive or negative, use the EE (Enter Exponent) key (the shifted function of the , key just above the 7 key). Do 5 2ND [EE] (-) 1 0 / 5 2ND [EE] (-) 1 0 ENTER and you'll see 1.

What I think you're doing (I can't be sure without seeing your keystrokes) is calculating

5*10^-10/5*10^-10 which is interpreted as (5*10^-10/5)*10^-10, which indeed is 10^-20.

What I think you're doing (I can't be sure without seeing your keystrokes) is calculating

5*10^-10/5*10^-10 which is interpreted as (5*10^-10/5)*10^-10, which indeed is 10^-20.

Oct 16, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

Use the universal power key marked [Y to x] or [Y^x].

This key allows you to calculate powers with arbitrary exponents.

To obtain the roots to any degree you make use of the fact that n-th root of a number X is equivalent to the number X raised to the power 1/n

10th root of X = X raised to the power 1/10

10 th root of 2345 = (2345)^ (0.1)

For this case

2345^(0.1)=2.172772644

This key allows you to calculate powers with arbitrary exponents.

To obtain the roots to any degree you make use of the fact that n-th root of a number X is equivalent to the number X raised to the power 1/n

10th root of X = X raised to the power 1/10

10 th root of 2345 = (2345)^ (0.1)

For this case

2345^(0.1)=2.172772644

Oct 04, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

To raise e to the xth power, use e^x, which is the second function of the LN key to the left of the 4 key.

To enter a decimal exponent, use EE, which is the second function of the , key above the 7 key.

To raise a value to another value, use the ^ key, above the divide key.

Also, don't forget to use (-) instead of - when entering a negative exponent (or any other negative value).

To enter a decimal exponent, use EE, which is the second function of the , key above the 7 key.

To raise a value to another value, use the ^ key, above the divide key.

Also, don't forget to use (-) instead of - when entering a negative exponent (or any other negative value).

Sep 29, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

You're not raising a negative number to an exponent, you're negating a number raised to an exponent.

If you want to raise -2 to the second power, you need to enter it as

( (-) 2 ) ^ 2

Without the parens, what you're getting is the equivalent of -(2^x)

If you want to raise -2 to the second power, you need to enter it as

( (-) 2 ) ^ 2

Without the parens, what you're getting is the equivalent of -(2^x)

Sep 19, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

Having gone over a month with no response, I assume this is no longer a problem.

Jul 11, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

I think you are using the minus symbol instead of the negative symbol (located below the 3).

Jul 01, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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