help with calculator

Discussion in 'Math' started by S_lannan, May 4, 2008.

  1. S_lannan

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Anybody know how to do binary and hex calculations on a ti voyage 200?
    I'm sick of bringing 2 different calculators to class :D.
  2. mik3

    Senior Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    search for users manual in google :)
  3. Mark44

    Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    I went to the site and downloaded the manual for the OP's calculator, but the download proceeded very slowly and then quit on me before I could find out about its capabilities.

    From what I saw, though, it looks like this calculator doesn't have the ability to display numbers in hex or binary mode. Because it's programmable, there's the possibility of writing a program to do the conversion.

    That might be an interesting exercise, but I think I would just bring both calculators to class.
  4. S_lannan

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    I downloaded the user's manual and had the same headache as mark44 had.
    After a few days trying i got it and found it to be pretty useless and a real pain to navigate.

    For such an advanced calculator likely designed for advanced math and engineering it seems rather baffling why such a feature is not included...

    hopefully someones written a ti program and released it into public domain....
  5. flubbo


    Apr 21, 2008
    The voyage 200 supports 3 number bases:
    Decimal, Hex, and Binary
    to enter a binary number, just type 0b followed by the number.

    for Hex, type 0h followed by the hex digits

    The results are displayed in whichever number base you have the calculator set to.

    to convert from one base to another, enter the number, press {2nd] Y and type in either Hex , Bin , or Dec, followed by Enter.

    I have both Derive and a Voyage 200. Personally, I prefer using Derive, as it is much more powerful than the Voyage 200.

    To be honest, I was a little disappointed with the Voyage 200. At least you can program it (68K), so, If I felt crazy enough, I could write a radix convertor.

    Hopefully this will help.