Quadratic Formula Program TI84 Calculator

Quadratic Formula Program TI84 calculator you can download here.

Below you can see it in action:

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Quadratic Formula Program TI 84 Calculator

In the first example, we have a typical quadratic equation:

quadratic formula program ti84

So, in the form of Ax^2 + Bx + C = 0, A would be 1, B would be 5 and C would be 6. Basically, the A, B, and C are the coefficients of the terms of your expression, in descending powers of x.

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Once you enter these, the calculator will give you this output:

ti84 quadratic formula program

Please notice how it will show you the x1 and 2 answers as -2 and -3. Those are your solutions to your quadratic equation.

Below that, it shows how it would show up as the second-to-last step of a quadratic equation done by hand. Basically, the answer is (-5 +/-1)/2. Read aloud, it would be

Negative 5 plus or minus 1, divided by 2.

That’s how the answers are negative 2 and negative 3.

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A Quadratic Equation With Imaginary (Complex) Solutions

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Sometimes you will encounter quadratic equations with imaginary solutions. That’s because the discriminant is negative. Any time the discriminant is negative, or below zero, your solutions will be imaginary numbers. As such, you’ll see i in the answers.

The QUAD program will momentarily change a mode on your TI 84 calculator. It will change from whatever setting you have to a +bi answers.

Not to worry: the QUAD program will restore whatever setting you had before using the program. However, I’d recommend you change your mode to a + bi. In case you encounter a negative in the radical, your calculator will furnish you with a complex answer. That’s helpful in most math classes from algebra 1 onwards.

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If You Need To Download Quadratic Formula TI84 Calculator:

Download TI Connect so your calculator can communicate with your computer. This is so you can download TI 84 calculator programs from mcstutoring.com and other sites.

Here is a video showing you how to do this:

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You will also need to download the quadratic formula program TI84 for your calculator. You can follow the steps in this video here:

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So, as long as you have a TI 84 calculator, a mini-USB to USB cable to help your calculator communicate with your computer, a computer, you should be fine. You’ll just need to download TI Connect so that your devices can communicate.

After that, you can download QUAD and you should be fine.

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Closing Thoughts

If you ever have ideas for other calculator programs you’d like for your TI 84, please let me know. There might be some I’ll post for free. For others, I’d charge a nominal fee.

May your TI 84 calculator serve you well.

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By Martin

Martin McSweeney is a National Merit Finalist, Pomona College Graduate, and member of MENSA. He has worked at the Center for Talented Youth (Loyola Marymount University campus); Upward Bound (Harvey Mudd campus); various test prep companies; and Whittier High School. Now, Martin helps students of all abilities improve their relationship with math.