HP50g or other: U. of Houston calc exams

08102015, 02:12 PM
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08102015, 03:42 PM
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(08102015 02:12 PM)Hlib Wrote:(08102015 12:07 AM)CR Haeger Wrote: ... If this is correct ...Prime users aren't engaged in this little things. They go to sleep and don't know, whether their calculator will work tomorrow. I'm a Prime user too... It seemed to work (quickly) today. I am a novice on the 50G. Using CAS: solve([(2*x3*y) = (67*a^2),(3*x+5*y) = (7+2*a),(7*x+11*y) = (46*a)],[x,y,a]) Exact x,y,a: {[(52*√211067381)/8092,(4*√21106+7213)/8092,(2*√21106+23)/238],[(52*√211067381)/8092,(4*√21106+7213)/8092,(2*√21106+23)/238]} Approx x,y,a: {[−1.84571307168,0.819560532948,1.31747093989],[0.021442186857,0.963187860527,−1.12419362897]} 

08102015, 03:50 PM
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(08102015 02:12 PM)Hlib Wrote: Prime users aren't engaged in this little things. They go to sleep and don't know, whether their calculator will work tomorrow.My Prime has been working every day I needed it, so I don't fear tomorrow For the first problem (sum of factors of 224551579230): Code: CAS.ifactors(224551579230)▶L1 And for the second problem (2015 .19), in CAS mode: Code: solve({2x3y=67a,3x+5y=7+2a,7x+11y=46a},[a,x,y]) and with a^2 in the first equation : Code: solve({2x3y=67a^2,3x+5y=7+2a,7x+11y=46a},[a,x,y]) 

08122015, 04:22 PM
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The following problem, from the 2013 Houston calculator exam, seems conceptually simple to solve, but the manipulations necessary to solve it from start to finish on the 50g are not so obvious:
14. There are 3 points of intersection of pairs of the lines 2x+3y=4, 7x2y=3 and x+y=15. Give the area of the triangle determined by these three points. It seems clear that the "shoelace formula" of Meister and Gauss* is needed, and a little program to apply that would be nice. Peter * <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoelace_formula> 

08122015, 05:26 PM
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(08122015 04:22 PM)Peter Murphy Wrote: It seems clear that the "shoelace formula" of Meister and Gauss* is needed, and a little program to apply that would be nice. Cf. 50G Question, has anyone programmed gauss's... Cheers Thomas 

08122015, 09:29 PM
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(08122015 04:22 PM)Peter Murphy Wrote: The following problem, from the 2013 Houston calculator exam, seems conceptually simple to solve, but the manipulations necessary to solve it from start to finish on the 50g are not so obvious: We could also seek the points {A, B, C} of the intersections of d1 and d2, d2 and d3, d1 and d3 (with solve for example) and then S=1/2.AB /\ AC  

08122015, 10:53 PM
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08122015, 11:21 PM
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(08122015 04:22 PM)Peter Murphy Wrote: The following problem, from the 2013 Houston calculator exam, seems conceptually simple to solve, but the manipulations necessary to solve it from start to finish on the 50g are not so obvious: Are these questions expected to be solved solely via a calculator? Are these supposed to be approached via programming? Is some pencil to paper math allowed to simplify this? I worked an answer (A = 285 19/25 ?) by first rotating x+y=15 to y=15 then rotating the other lines slopes CCW by the same amount. Finding the intersection of these transformed lines yield the base, height of the triangle. 

08132015, 01:10 AM
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Only a numerical answer is required; solvers are free to rotate lines (which sounds like a very neat idea!) or to apply any other solving skills they may bring to bear.
(In 2013, problem 9 asked for the sum of the first 213 odd integers. One hopes that some contestants did this in seconds, on paper, with a trivial calculation at the end.) But if we can become more competent users of our calculators (or if we can show others how they may do so) by putting them to work even when it's not required, we may want to do so, confirming results obtained more easily by thinking outside the calculator box. Or sleeve, as the case may be. Peter 

08132015, 06:35 PM
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(08122015 04:22 PM)Peter Murphy Wrote: The following problem, from the 2013 Houston calculator exam, seems conceptually simple to solve, but the manipulations necessary to solve it from start to finish on the 50g are not so obvious: I tried to calculate the area in a different way: Code:


08132015, 08:26 PM
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08132015, 11:14 PM
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(08132015 01:10 AM)Peter Murphy Wrote: Only a numerical answer is required; solvers are free to rotate lines (which sounds like a very neat idea!) or to apply any other solving skills they may bring to bear. Thanks and I agree that these are good exercises to explore. BTW  my idea to rotate the lines might work, but I did it wrong... so far. 

05032017, 10:19 PM
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Gravedigging, maybe, but this is a nice source of problems. Thanks for sharing!
Wikis are great, Contribute :) 

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