Use of TI-83 Plus

• July 8th 2008, 08:16 PM
KatMom
Use of TI-83 Plus
OK - I'm an older student. In class Mon. the instructor showed us how to use the TI-83 to find the factors of a number - I've been trying for over an hour to remember it and I can't. Can anyone tell me what buttons to push...say I wanted to find all the factors of 360.

• July 8th 2008, 08:59 PM
KatMom
• July 8th 2008, 09:43 PM
Reckoner
Quote:

Originally Posted by KatMom
OK - I'm an older student. In class Mon. the instructor showed us how to use the TI-83 to find the factors of a number - I've been trying for over an hour to remember it and I can't. Can anyone tell me what buttons to push...say I wanted to find all the factors of 360.

On the TI-89, you can just do "factor(n)" to get the prime factors. For example,

Code:

factor(360)
gives

$2^3\cdot3^2\cdot5$

But I'm not aware of any similar function on the 83. You could, however, very easily write a program to do such a thing.
• October 9th 2008, 10:18 PM
navyfalcon
TI-83 Basic Programs
TI-83 BASIC Math Programs - ticalc.org