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Ti-84 Plus Graphing Calculator For Dummies, 2nd Edition by C. C. Edwards, Jeff McCalla

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Chapter 3

Dealing with Fractions

In This Chapter

arrow Setting the mode

arrow Converting fractions and decimals

arrow Accessing hidden shortcut menus

arrow Using fractions and mixed numbers

arrow Entering complex numbers in fractions

arrow Working with complex fractions

I often hear students ask, “Where is the fraction key?” The short answer is that there’s no fraction key, per se. The long answer is that there are many fraction tools built into this calculator. For starters, isn’t a fraction just division in disguise? So, pressing / between two numbers creates a fraction. Of course, there’s much more to dealing with fractions on this calculator. To learn all the fraction functionality that is at your fingertips, just continue reading this chapter.

Setting the Mode

Do you prefer fractions or decimals? Would you rather work with an improper fraction or a mixed number? There’s no right answer to these questions, but what ...

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