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    Hello everyone,
    I wonder if it is possible to graph |x|+|y|=x^2+y^2 function on TI89 Titanium if so can someone please provide me step-by-step instructions because I always get stuck with the "Undefined Variable" error. No matter what I have done I could not manage to solve the problem. Thanks for your contribution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe View Post
    Hello everyone,
    I wonder if it is possible to graph |x|+|y|=x^2+y^2 function on TI89 Titanium if so can someone please provide me step-by-step instructions because I always get stuck with the "Undefined Variable" error. No matter what I have done I could not manage to solve the problem. Thanks for your contribution.
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    Thanks for the reply but I did not understand what to do. On Wolfram Alpha when I enter the variables I can get the graph, but when I enter them in the same format on TI-89 Titanium I get the "Undefined Variable" error. How can I define the variable, which graph mode and which settings should I use? On the other hand when I use implict differentiation I get a graph that is not alike with the graph I get on Wolfram Alpha. I am very confused should TI89 not be able to graph such functions with ease?(BTW I am a high-school student and unfamiliar with implict differentiation)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe View Post
    Thanks for the reply but I did not understand what to do. On Wolfram Alpha when I enter the variables I can get the graph, but when I enter them in the same format on TI-89 Titanium I get the "Undefined Variable" error. How can I define the variable, which graph mode and which settings should I use? On the other hand when I use implict differentiation I get a graph that is not alike with the graph I get on Wolfram Alpha. I am very confused should TI89 not be able to graph such functions with ease?(BTW I am a high-school student and unfamiliar with implict differentiation)
    You need to read the link provided and follow the instructions. They will help you and you don't need to know anything about calculus to do this. Basically what you are going to do is graph this 3-d equation and then only view the xy-plane, which will show you what you are looking for.
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    I have managed to graph the sample function on the link but I am still unable to graph |x|+|y|=x^2-y^2 any suggestions? When I try to graph it the only thing I see is x axis and y axis
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe View Post
    I have managed to graph the sample function on the link but I am still unable to graph |x|+|y|=x^2-y^2 any suggestions? When I try to graph it the only thing I see is x axis and y axis
    What do you have set for you x and y min/max values?
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    screenshots ... note that the graph is in a small window.
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    I have finally managed to graph the equation my mistake was to write the equation z=x^2-y^2=|x|+|y|
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
    screenshots ... note that the graph is in a small window.
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