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I don't have too much time with this my HP prime rev:C and in an exam, I realized that when I try to put things like Cos(π/2) the answer is not the number that I want, I have a similar problem with graphics if I put the cursor in (1,0) the calculator says that I have in (0.99999999,0).

If someone knows what I need to change in settings to solve the problem, it would be great. thanks in advance!

Here an example: https://imgur.com/649PMSj
I think you need to go to CAS mode to get the correct result and set the angle measure to radians in the Home Settings
Best,

Aries
(08-04-2018 06:52 AM)Aries Wrote: [ -> ]I think you need to go to CAS mode to get the correct result and set the angle measure to radians in the Home Settings
Best,

Aries

The small error will still exist in home mode though. It exists in the Casio too but the casio rounds such residual errors in trig functions to 0 to present a clean result. The Prime is more honest. Maybe for educational use, there could be a user flag that toggles this behaviour so that say a trig result below a threshold < 1e-11 say, is displayed as 0.
(08-04-2018 07:28 AM)Stevetuc Wrote: [ -> ]
(08-04-2018 06:52 AM)Aries Wrote: [ -> ]I think you need to go to CAS mode to get the correct result and set the angle measure to radians in the Home Settings
Best,

Aries

The small error will still exist in home mode though. It exists in the Casio too but the casio rounds such residual errors in trig functions to 0 to present a clean result. The Prime is more honest. Maybe for educational use, there could be a user flag that toggles this behaviour so that say a trig result below a threshold < 1e-11 say, is displayed as 0.

Y' know, Home = numerical and CAS = symbolic, on any numerical calculator getting a non-zero result (for cos(pi/2)) is an acceptable solution, as PI cannot be represented numerically.
This is where CAS comes into play, as a symbolic solver.
As you said, the Prime is more honest in this respect.
Best,

Aries
(08-04-2018 09:26 AM)Aries Wrote: [ -> ]
(08-04-2018 07:28 AM)Stevetuc Wrote: [ -> ]The small error will still exist in home mode though. It exists in the Casio too but the casio rounds such residual errors in trig functions to 0 to present a clean result. The Prime is more honest. Maybe for educational use, there could be a user flag that toggles this behaviour so that say a trig result below a threshold < 1e-11 say, is displayed as 0.

Y' know, Home = numerical and CAS = symbolic, on any numerical calculator getting a non-zero result (for cos(pi/2)) is an acceptable solution, as PI cannot be represented numerically.
This is where CAS comes into play, as a symbolic solver.
As you said, the Prime is more honest in this respect.
Best,

Aries

Indeed. I was targeting home mode in my comments. Any calc not showing an error here (numeric mode) is truncating or rounding the error. Im happy to see the error, but I can understand the comforting feeling to see cos(pi/2)=0, which is why the casio presents it as such even for a numeric calculation!
(08-04-2018 06:52 AM)Aries Wrote: [ -> ]I think you need to go to CAS mode to get the correct result and set the angle measure to radians in the Home Settings
Best,

Aries

THANKS!!
(08-04-2018 01:42 PM)jeanjpersia Wrote: [ -> ]
(08-04-2018 06:52 AM)Aries Wrote: [ -> ]I think you need to go to CAS mode to get the correct result and set the angle measure to radians in the Home Settings
Best,

Aries

THANKS!!

My pleasure
Best,

Aries
Also note that you can quickly toggle your angle settings by tapping near the clock, and then on the appropriate angle symbol.
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