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TI-84 Plus Calculator's Math NUM Submenu

The Math NUM submenu houses several functions, including the absolute value function, the greatest-integer function, and the min and max functions. To access the Math NUM submenu, press the [MATH]

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Find the absolute value with the TI-84 Plus

The abs function evaluates the absolute value of the number or arithmetic expression that follows the function. This number or expression must be enclosed in parentheses. The calculator supplies the first parenthesis; you must supply the last parenthesis.

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Round numbers with the TI-84 Plus

The round function rounds a number or arithmetic expression to a specified number of decimal places. The number or expression to be rounded and the specified number of decimal places are placed after the function separated by a comma and surrounded by parentheses. The calculator supplies the opening parenthesis; you must supply the closing parenthesis.

Find the integer and fractional parts of a value

The TI-84 Plus calculator's iPart and fPart functions (respectively) find the integer and fractional parts of the number, or the arithmetic expression that follows the function. This number or expression must be enclosed in parentheses. The calculator supplies the opening parenthesis; you must supply the closing parenthesis.

Use the greatest-integer function

The TI-84 Plus calculator's int function finds the largest integer that is less than or equal to the number or arithmetic expression that follows the function. This number or expression must be enclosed in parentheses. The calculator supplies the opening parenthesis; you must supply the closing parenthesis.

Find minimum and maximum values in a list of numbers

The TI-84 Plus calculator's min and max functions find (respectively) the minimum and maximum values in the list of numbers that follows the function. Braces must surround the list, and commas must separate the elements in the list.

You can access the braces on the calculator by pressing [2nd][ ( ] and [2nd][ ) ]. The list must be enclosed in parentheses. The calculator supplies the opening parenthesis; you must supply the closing parenthesis.

When using the min or max function to find the minimum or maximum of a two-element list, you can omit the braces that surround the list. For example, min(2, 4) returns the value 2.

Find least common multiple and greatest common divisor

The TI-84 Plus calculator's lcm and gcd functions find (respectively) the least common multiple and the greatest common divisor of the two numbers that follow the function. These two numbers must be separated by a comma and surrounded by parentheses. The calculator supplies the opening parenthesis; you must supply the closing parenthesis.

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