TI-83+ Graphing Calculator: Questions

Andrew V

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I just got this calculator and I have a couple of questions:
- How would I go from a standard number (6,250,000) to a scientific notation (6.25 X 10 ^ 6 or 6.25e6)? I know how to go from Scientific to Standard but not the reverse.
- Where would I store formulas? Should I put it under “Programs”?
- How do I delete a Program that I’ve already created?
- Where can I find some games?

Thanks in advanced for your help.
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Joe D

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The TI-89 calculator is one of the best pieces of equipment invented.
Most of your questions can be answered by looking at the manual for the calculator. I don't play games since that would distract me to much in class.
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Andrew V

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Fred: Thank you for the link.
I tried looking through the manual and the software manual but I wasn't able to find my questions.
I actually have the "TI-83 +". Sorry for that mistake.
 

Philip_G

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Hrm. I have a TI83 around here somewhere I think. I have an 83 and a 92, I'll try to track down the 83 and refresh my memory to answer your ?'s if I can.
 

Joseph S

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My trusty ole '82 and '86 have a "Mode" menu where you select between "Normal" "Sci" and "Eng"
I guess your option is to choose Sci and do the e6=10^6 in your head if you need it. I'm not sure you can pick to translate(?bad usage here?) between Sci and Normal. It's just one or the other.
You can always switch back and forth. Once you get the answer, all you need to do is change the mode and push enter it should give you the desired result.
As for formulas they would go into programs, but my 86 has almost every formula and conversion I ever needed to use built-in.
I have no idea where to look for the games, it's been about seven years or so since I used it for that purpose.
Don't you go cheatin' though. It may be tempting, but it's not worth it!!!! They really ought to outlaw these things. I remember playing arachnoid and blackjack throughout calculus class for a week or so.
 

Andrew V

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Joseph: Thank you for your help. Switching the mode to “Sci” and just hitting enter did the trick. Don’t worry I won’t cheat. I would rather get a bad grade and learn from my mistakes then to cheat and not know the information. My math teacher lets us use Formulas during a Test so this isn’t considered Cheating.
Philip: I appreciate you looking for your Calculator so you can help me out.
I was able to find some games at: www.ticalc.org. I was able to figure out how to Delete Unwanted Programs.
I have a few more questions:
- What is the difference between storing something on the RAM or on the Archive?
- What are the L1-L6 Buttons for? They are the Second Functions above Keypad Numbers: 1-6.
- What would be the proper sequence for using the “Sci” Command? I found it by entering into the “Catalog” and hitting “S”.
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Joe D

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Whoops, read 89 for 83.
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