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# How does Hp prime graphing calculator solve equations, X Y Z W=V ?

03-31-2014 07:47 PM

I have purchased HP Prime Graphing, 35s and 28s calculators for my projects. I cannot figure out how the Prime Graphing one does equations such as X+Y+Z+W+Sin(Z)=V.

Please advise.

Very best regards,

Benjamin

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## How does Hp prime graphing calculator solve equations, X Y Z W=V ?

03-31-2014 08:51 PM - edited 04-01-2014 05:53 AM

There are several solvers in the HP Prime, but the kind you're looking for is probably the built in "Solver App". Just press Apps, tap the Solve app icon. In the Solve Symbolic View, type your equation into one of the ten slots, like this:

Then press Num. Enter the known values, highlight the unknown value, and tap Solve. Here's your equation solved for V with some sample inputs:

Of course, be sure to set any modes that your equation depends on, e.g. Degree or Radian mode. This can be done globally in Home Settings, or locally for each app in Symb Setup.

Hope that helps!

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## How does Hp prime graphing calculator solve equations, X Y Z W=V ?

04-01-2014 12:25 AM

Thank you for your respond. I have tried all the possible ways that I could think of, but it seems that there is a problem with the calculator software, or it is defective. I tried the very same procedure that you have indicated. As soon as I input for example X+Y "Enter", it gives me Error: Bad argument count!

Also, in Function Symbolic View mode, if I Enter X+2, it gives me Error: Bad argument count.

Very best regards,

Benjamin

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## How does Hp prime graphing calculator solve equations, X Y Z W=V ?

04-01-2014 02:57 AM

Hi,

If you are in RPN mode, use the ' ' [shifted ( ) key] when entering equations, because in RPN mode equations are algebraic expressions that require to be in ' ' marks.

HTH

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## How does Hp prime graphing calculator solve equations, X Y Z W=V ?

04-01-2014 05:55 AM - edited 04-01-2014 05:59 AM

Sorry, I assumed that you were in either Textbook Entry mode (the default), or Algebraic Entry mode. As Bart said, you'll have to surround your equation with single-quote marks if tyou're in RPN Entry mode, as in the edit line of this screen capture:

(Good catch, Bart!)

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## How does Hp prime graphing calculator solve equations, X Y Z W=V ?

04-01-2014 09:28 PM

Hello dear Joe,

First, I thank you very much for your time and reply, and appreciate your concerns.

I may need to explain more what I need to do with this calculator. I would like to find out if I could solve the equation/s by the information which has/have been provided by other equation/s, such as:

XxY-Z=V

2X+3Y-2Z=-2V

12X+Y-8Z=10V

16X+3Y+9Z=-49V, where V=-1

Then in a more complicated and larger scales.

P.S. Please note that people with HP Prime Graphic Calculators version V0.025.5106., need to contact the HP Technical Support Deartment, 800-HPINVENTS, and ask for the software/frameware up-date, there are some issues with these Versin-Calculators.

Very best regards, and have a great night,

Benjamin

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## How does Hp prime graphing calculator solve equations, X Y Z W=V ?

04-01-2014 10:16 PM

Just put all your equations into separate slots in the Solver app, up to ten of them at a time. You can save a copy of the Solver app so that you don't have to retype often-used sets of equations. See Chapter 13 in the HP Prime User Guide ("Solve app"), especially the section entitled "Several equations" (starts on page 263 in my copy; your version may differ).

Just remember that the solver (accessed by pressing Num) works with whatever equations have a checkmark in the Symbolic View (accessed by pressing Symb) and ignores the others. Sometimes you will want to start with only one equation checked, solve for a variable, then add more equations and solve for more variables, and so on, until they are all solved for. If you have a coherent system of equations, however, you can check them all right from the start.

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## How does Hp prime graphing calculator solve equations, X Y Z W=V ?

02-08-2018 01:38 PM

Great explanation. Simple question I hope you or some one can solve; Given the same example you just explained here, how can I use it in a custom program?

At the front end, you'd INPUT known values for variables, then run it through the solver, then TEXTOUT_P the number that equals 'X'.

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## How does Hp prime graphing calculator solve equations, X Y Z W=V ?

02-10-2018 11:13 AM

A possible program would be:

EXPORT MYPROGRAM() BEGIN INPUT({X,Y,Z,W,V}); A:=FNROOT(X+Y+Z+W+SIN(Z)=V,X,X); RECT_P(); TEXTOUT_P(A,100,100); FREEZE; END;

Instead of FNROOT you could also use:

Solve.SOLVE, or, when the Solve app is active you can simply use: SOLVE.

The Solve app is active when you see at the top of the screen: Solve.

FNROOT is a general Home command and accessable via:

Toolbox (key B)-Math-Arithmatic-Find Root.

SOLVE is an app command and accessable via:

Toolbox-App-Solve-SOLVE.

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