Question about Casio FX-300MS Calculator

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You need a calculator with a Computer Algebra System or CAS to be able to perform polynomial division. This calculator FX-330Ms cannot handle it: No CAS.

Posted on Feb 01, 2012

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SOURCE: My calculator is returning an answer with a 7 for division

You need to set the number of decimal places to 1 or more.

• Press [2nd] [MODE] and scroll to FLOAT.

• Press
the right arrow key until the number of decimal places needed is
highlighted.

• Press the [ENTER] key.

For 2 decimal places, 2
should be highlighted. All answers will then be rounded to 2 decimal
places.

• Press [2nd] [QUIT] to return to the home screen.

Posted on May 03, 2010

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That depends on the order of the polynomial. If the polynomial is of second order, the quadratic formula will give you its roots. There are similar formulae for third, fourth, and fifth order polynomials, and it has been proven that no such formulae exist for higher-order polynomials.

Some TI calculators have a numerical solver which can produce numerical solutions to arbitrary polynomials. Since you declined to specify the model of your calculator, I'm afraid I can't tell you whether yours has one or not.

If you need further assistance, please reply to this post and be sure to specify the model of your calculator.

Some TI calculators have a numerical solver which can produce numerical solutions to arbitrary polynomials. Since you declined to specify the model of your calculator, I'm afraid I can't tell you whether yours has one or not.

If you need further assistance, please reply to this post and be sure to specify the model of your calculator.

Feb 12, 2012 | Texas Instruments Office Equipment &...

I am not sure I understand what you want, but if I am guessing right, you need to calculate formulas for derivatives, where the name of some variable appears eg= d(x^2)/dx = 2 x.

Sorry, the calculator does not have a CAS, you cannot perform symbolic calculations regardless of the subject (derivatives, integrals, sums of series, factoring polynomials, expanding polynomial products, polynomial division, etc.)

Sorry, the calculator does not have a CAS, you cannot perform symbolic calculations regardless of the subject (derivatives, integrals, sums of series, factoring polynomials, expanding polynomial products, polynomial division, etc.)

Feb 08, 2012 | Casio FX-9860G Graphic Calculator

No it cannot factor. It does not do symbolic manipulations.If you know a bit of theory of polynomials you can find the roots of the polynomial equation. The calculator has a Solve utility. Once you have the roots, you can use your knowledge about polynomials to carry out the factorization procedure.

Aug 31, 2011 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

I do not own that calculator so I checked the manual. In the chapter Manual calculations it explains the use of matrices but not a single reference to eigenvalues or eigenvectors. I looked also in the advanced functions chapter but nothing on eigenvalues. I believe you will have to use the general algebraic methods for calculating eigenvalues: characteristic polynomial and its solutions. Set up the equation det (Mat A -lambda Mat I)=0 where A is your original matrix and I is the Identity matrix with same dimensions as A. The determinant will give you a polynomial equation in the eigenvalue lambda. the degree of the polynomial will be equal to the dimension of the matrix. You might want to feed the equation to the polynomial solver to find some eigenvalues.

Jun 30, 2011 | Casio Algebra FX 2.0 Calculator

Sorry, but no! it is not capable of factoring anything. It can however solve for the roots of a polynomial equation.Write your polynomial as P(X)= a(X² +(b/a)X+c/a) =0. Use the calculator to solve the polynomial equation X² +(b/a)X+c/a =0 and find the roots X1, and X2. You will then be able to write the original polynomial as P(X)=a(X-X1)(X-X2). Beware that by using the calculator, the values of the roots are approximate.

Mar 14, 2011 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

The short story is that this calculator does have a computer algebra system or CAS and thus cannot factor polynomials with arbitrary (unknown) coefficients or known coefficients.

However if the coefficients are given you can ,if you are willing to travel that way, factor approximately a polynomial P(x).

Basically, the idea is that any polynomial P(X) of degree n can be written in the factored form (X-x_1)(X-x_2)...(X-x_n), where x_1, x_2, x_3,...x_n are the roots (real or complex) of the equation P(X)=0.

The procedure ( for a 3rd degree polynomial) is as follows: (the fixYa site parser will remove the plus signs, so I am writing the whole word plus instead of the mathematical sign

If you want to factor a cubic polynomial P3(X) = aX^3 plus bX^2 plus cX plus d , you write the corresponding cubic equation as**aX^3 plus bX^2 plus cX plus d =0** , then you divide all terms of the equation by** a** to obtain

**X^3 plus (b/a)X^2 plus (c/a)X plus (d/a)=0.**

You use the calculator to solve (approximately) this equation.

Suppose you find the 3 roots**X1,X2,and X3.**
Then the polynomial X^3 plus (b/a)X^2 plus (c/a)X plus (d/a) can be cast in the
factored form (X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3) and the original polynomial P3(X) can
be written as

**P3(X) = a*(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3) **

You can handle the quadratic polynomial the same way.

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2) where X1, X2 are the two real roots.

To find the various roots you must use the solve( application.

However if the coefficients are given you can ,if you are willing to travel that way, factor approximately a polynomial P(x).

Basically, the idea is that any polynomial P(X) of degree n can be written in the factored form (X-x_1)(X-x_2)...(X-x_n), where x_1, x_2, x_3,...x_n are the roots (real or complex) of the equation P(X)=0.

The procedure ( for a 3rd degree polynomial) is as follows: (the fixYa site parser will remove the plus signs, so I am writing the whole word plus instead of the mathematical sign

If you want to factor a cubic polynomial P3(X) = aX^3 plus bX^2 plus cX plus d , you write the corresponding cubic equation as

You use the calculator to solve (approximately) this equation.

Suppose you find the 3 roots

You can handle the quadratic polynomial the same way.

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2) where X1, X2 are the two real roots.

To find the various roots you must use the solve( application.

Nov 11, 2010 | Casio FX-9750GPlus Calculator

The short story is that this calculator does have a computer algebra system or CAS and thus cannot factor polynomials with arbitrary (unknown) coefficients or known coefficients.

However if the coefficients are given you can ,if you are willing to travel that way, factor approximately a polynomial P(x).

Basically, the idea is that any polynomial P(X) of degree n can be written in the factored form (X-x_1)(X-x_2)...(X-x_n), where x_1, x_2, x_3,...x_n are the roots (real or complex) of the equation P(X)=0.

The procedure ( for a 3rd degree polynomial) is as follows:

If you want to factor a cubic polynomial P3(X) = aX^3 bX^2 cX d , you write the corresponding cubic equation as**aX^3 bX^2 cX d =0** , then you divide all terms of the equation by** a** to obtain

**X^3 (b/a)X^2 (c/a)X (d/a)=0.**

You use the calculator to solve (approximately) this equation.

Suppose you find the 3 roots**X1,X2,and X3.**
Then the polynomial X^3 (b/a)X^2 (c/a)X (d/a) can be cast in the
factored form (X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3) and the original polynomial P3(X) can
be written as

**P3(X) = a*(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3) **

You can handle the quadratic polynomial the same way.

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2) where X1, X2 are the two real roots.

However if the coefficients are given you can ,if you are willing to travel that way, factor approximately a polynomial P(x).

Basically, the idea is that any polynomial P(X) of degree n can be written in the factored form (X-x_1)(X-x_2)...(X-x_n), where x_1, x_2, x_3,...x_n are the roots (real or complex) of the equation P(X)=0.

The procedure ( for a 3rd degree polynomial) is as follows:

If you want to factor a cubic polynomial P3(X) = aX^3 bX^2 cX d , you write the corresponding cubic equation as

You use the calculator to solve (approximately) this equation.

Suppose you find the 3 roots

You can handle the quadratic polynomial the same way.

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2) where X1, X2 are the two real roots.

Sep 11, 2010 | Casio FX-9750GPlus Calculator

Hello,

The Casio FX-300ES does not handle symbolic algebra. So it cannot factor a general polynomial expression. The methods can be found in any book on Algebra.

However if you are interested in approximate factorization of quadratic and cubic polynomials, you can use the calculator to do that. It can solve aX^3 +bX^2+cX+d =0 and the quadratic equations.

If you want to factor a cubic polynomial P3(X) = aX^3+bX^2+cX+d , you write the corresponding cubic equation as**aX^3+bX^2+cX=d =0** , then you divide all terms of the equation by** a** to obtain

**X^3+(b/a)X^2+(c/a)X+(d/a)=0.**

You use the calculator to solve (approximately) this equation.

Suppose you find the 3 roots**X1,X2,and X3.** Then the polynomial X^3+(b/a)X^2+(c/a)X+(d/a) can be cast in the factored form (X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3) and the original polynomial P3(X) can be written as

**P3(X) = a*(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3) **

You can handle the quadratic polynomial the same way.

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2) where X1, X2 are the two real roots

Hope it helps.

The Casio FX-300ES does not handle symbolic algebra. So it cannot factor a general polynomial expression. The methods can be found in any book on Algebra.

However if you are interested in approximate factorization of quadratic and cubic polynomials, you can use the calculator to do that. It can solve aX^3 +bX^2+cX+d =0 and the quadratic equations.

If you want to factor a cubic polynomial P3(X) = aX^3+bX^2+cX+d , you write the corresponding cubic equation as

You use the calculator to solve (approximately) this equation.

Suppose you find the 3 roots

You can handle the quadratic polynomial the same way.

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2) where X1, X2 are the two real roots

Hope it helps.

Sep 27, 2009 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

Hello,

Sorry, but you cannot use this calculator to factorize a general polynomial.

1. It does not know symbolic algebra.

2. It can only manipulate numbers.

However if you have polynomials of degree 2 or 3, with numerical coefficients (no letters) you can set [MODE] to equation and use the equation solver to find the real roots of 2nd degree or 3rd degree polynomials. Assuming that your polynomials have real roots (X1, X2) for the polynomial of degree 2, or (X1, X2, X3) for the polynomial of degree 3, then it is possible to write

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2)

P3(X)= a(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3)

This is an approximate factorization, except if your calculator configured in MathIO, has been able to find exact roots (fractions and radicals)

where a is the coefficient of the highest degree monomial aX^2 +...

or aX^3 +....

But I have a hunch that this is not what you wanted to hear.

Good luck.

Sorry, but you cannot use this calculator to factorize a general polynomial.

1. It does not know symbolic algebra.

2. It can only manipulate numbers.

However if you have polynomials of degree 2 or 3, with numerical coefficients (no letters) you can set [MODE] to equation and use the equation solver to find the real roots of 2nd degree or 3rd degree polynomials. Assuming that your polynomials have real roots (X1, X2) for the polynomial of degree 2, or (X1, X2, X3) for the polynomial of degree 3, then it is possible to write

P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2)

P3(X)= a(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3)

This is an approximate factorization, except if your calculator configured in MathIO, has been able to find exact roots (fractions and radicals)

where a is the coefficient of the highest degree monomial aX^2 +...

or aX^3 +....

But I have a hunch that this is not what you wanted to hear.

Good luck.

Mar 08, 2009 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

Hello,

Sorry, but you cannot use this calculator to factor a general polynomial.

1. It does not know symbolic algebra.

2. It can only manipulate numbers.

However if you have polynomials of degree 2 or 3, with numerical coefficients**
(no letters) **you can set [MODE] to **Equation **and use the equation solver
to find the real roots of 2nd degree or 3rd degree polynomials.
Assuming that your polynomials have real roots (X1, X2) for the
polynomial of degree 2, or (X1, X2, X3) for the polynomial of degree 3,
then it is possible to write

**P2(X) =a*(X-X1)(X-X2)**

P3(X)= a(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3)

where a is the coefficient of the highest degree monomial aX^2 +...

or aX^3 +....

This is an approximate factorization, except if your calculator configured in MathIO, has been able to find exact roots (fractions and radicals)

While the [MODE][5:Equation] only handles quadratic and cubic equations, the [SHIFT][SOLVE=] solver finds the roots of arbitarry expressions (not limited to polynomials). In principle you can use it to find the roots of an expression. If it is a polynomial of dgree higher that 3 you can factor it (approximately).

But I have a hunch that this is not what you wanted to hear.

Hope it helps.

Sorry, but you cannot use this calculator to factor a general polynomial.

1. It does not know symbolic algebra.

2. It can only manipulate numbers.

However if you have polynomials of degree 2 or 3, with numerical coefficients

P3(X)= a(X-X1)(X-X2)(X-X3)

where a is the coefficient of the highest degree monomial aX^2 +...

or aX^3 +....

This is an approximate factorization, except if your calculator configured in MathIO, has been able to find exact roots (fractions and radicals)

While the [MODE][5:Equation] only handles quadratic and cubic equations, the [SHIFT][SOLVE=] solver finds the roots of arbitarry expressions (not limited to polynomials). In principle you can use it to find the roots of an expression. If it is a polynomial of dgree higher that 3 you can factor it (approximately).

But I have a hunch that this is not what you wanted to hear.

Hope it helps.

Dec 09, 2008 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

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