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# My ti-89 gives me a data type error when I am asking for rref on the matrix that I entered.

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An argument is of the wrong data type

Posted on May 13, 2014

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Posted on Oct 07, 2007

I had the same problem, this worked for me:

Mode -> page 2 -> Exact/Approx change from "Exact" -> "Auto"

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

SOURCE: Calculating out npv and irr

Use the "FINANCE" app:

[APPS] [1] [ENTER]

for npv: select "7:NPV"
now you should get "npv(" on your screen.
use: npv(interest rate, cost {cash flows}, {frequencies of cash flows})

for irr: select "8: irr"
"irr(" will come up.
use: irr(interest rate, cost {cash flows}, {frequencies of cash flows})

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

I assume you are speaking of solving a system of equations with a number of unknowns. If not, please correct me. Here's an example in practice:

If you have a system of 3 equations with 3 unknowns, you would set up your matrix so that the coefficients of each variable for a particular equation are on one row. So, given equations x + y + z = 0, 2x + 3y - 4z = 1, x + -z = -1 you would type the following into your calculator: [[1,1,1,0][2,3,-4,1][1,0,-1,-1]] and press enter to make sure you typed it correctly. notice that in the third row there is a zero, since we have zero time y for the third equation. Then row-reduce the matrix (2nd > 5 > 4 > 4 or in the CATALOG as rref). You should get out the matrix [[1,0,0,-1][0,1,0,1][0,0,1,0]]. This says that x=-1 y = 1 z=0 since my first column contained the coefficients for the x variable, the second for the y variable, and the third for the z variable. The last column contains the solution, the part on the other side of the equals sign.

Hope this helps! For more reading (from someone else; I just made this one up), check out the Wikipedia articles on Gaussian elimination and Systems of linear equations

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

Hi,
There is nothing wrong. For all units except temperatures you use the [|=>] the arrow operator to convert from one to anther. For temperature conversions however, you must use the tmpCnv( command.

Exemple of syntax. tmpCnv( is accessed through the catalaog or enter using the Alpha_shifted keys (Ti89)

tmpCnv( 100_ deg C,_ deg F) [ENTER] should give 212
You should explicitly enter the underscores, the degree symbols and the C, and F. The last two need not be capital letters).

Hope it helps.

Posted on Dec 05, 2009

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On first line select QuadReg quadratic regression, X is from column1, Y is from column 2. Store RegEQ The regression equation in say Y1(x)

Press ENTER to save to get the Regression Equatio. Here it is
As you can see I cheated: a perfect parabola. R^2 =1.

And here the best fit represented on same graph as the satistical data

Usually you have to try different regression models, until you find the one that fits best the experimental data.
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I assume you are speaking of solving a system of equations with a number of unknowns. If not, please correct me. Here's an example in practice:

If you have a system of 3 equations with 3 unknowns, you would set up your matrix so that the coefficients of each variable for a particular equation are on one row. So, given equations x + y + z = 0, 2x + 3y - 4z = 1, x + -z = -1 you would type the following into your calculator: [[1,1,1,0][2,3,-4,1][1,0,-1,-1]] and press enter to make sure you typed it correctly. notice that in the third row there is a zero, since we have zero time y for the third equation. Then row-reduce the matrix (2nd > 5 > 4 > 4 or in the CATALOG as rref). You should get out the matrix [[1,0,0,-1][0,1,0,1][0,0,1,0]]. This says that x=-1 y = 1 z=0 since my first column contained the coefficients for the x variable, the second for the y variable, and the third for the z variable. The last column contains the solution, the part on the other side of the equals sign.

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Hello,
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Go to your matrix button and enter a "3x4" matrix.

Then enter it as follows:

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4 3 2 9
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Then exit out and go to "2nd->matrix->math->rref(". Then press enter.

Your screen should look like this:

rref(

Then go to matrix and select your 3x4 matrix, press enter and close it with a parathesis. Your screen should look like this:

rref([A])

Press enter and the screen should say this:

1 0 0 2
0 1 0 -3
0 0 1 5

So,
x=3
y=-3
z=5

Hope this cleared up the confusion!

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