Question about Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator
That depends on how simple a calculator. I'll give some examples below for calculating the cube root of 8.
On a TI-86, press 3 2nd [MATH] F5 MORE F4 8 ENTER
If the calculator has a "^" or "y^x" key, raise 8 to the 1/3 power. Again, on the TI-86, press 8 ^ ( 1 / 3 ) ENTER
If the calculator has a logarithm key, take the logarithm, divide it by three, then take the antilogarithm. Again, on the TI-86, press 2nd [e^x] ( ln 8 / 3 ) ENTER
On a slide rule, place the hairline over the number on the K scale and read the cube root on the D scale.
Posted on Jan 10, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: HOW TO FIND CUBE ROOT
There is a way to do it. I believe you go into "complex" or "math" buttons. These buttons are yellow on the calculator. Therefore, to access them you must hit "2nd" then the button.
Better yet, you can also get around this dilemma another way. You can enter "the cubed root of x" by raising x to 1/3.
For example the cubed root of x = x^(1/3). It is best to place parentheses around 1/3 so the calculator knows exactly what you mean.
Another example, the "cubed root of (x + 1)" can be entered by:
(x+1)^(1/3) Note the parenteses around both (x+1) and (1/3). This applies if the radical cover both "x" and "1".
Hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 09, 2007
SOURCE: Cube roots
You use the y^x (y to the x) key along with the 2nd function key. That does the opposite operation.
So, let's pick something we know the answer to as an example. How about the cube root of 8? We know 8 = 2 X 2 X 2, so the cube root of 8 will be 2.
8 2nd y^x 3 =
The display will show 2.
The three is the root you want. You can put in any number, with 2 being the square root, 3 the cube root, etc.
Posted on May 17, 2008
To extract the roots of orders higher than 2, you can use the universal power key labeled as [Y to x]. if the exponent is an integer 3, 4, 5, 6 etc.
it gives the cube the 4th power, 5th, 6th, etc.
If the exponent is 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6 you calculate the cubic root, the 4th root and so on.
When you use it to calculate the roots, the radicand (the number the root of which you are calculating) must be positive, otherwise you may get the result as a complex number.
The syntax of the command is value [Y to x] (1/ order of root)
Ex: cube root of 27 is entered as 27 [Y to x] (1/3)
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
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