# help with calculator

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

1. ### S_lannan Thread Starter Active Member

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

2. ### mik3 Senior Member

Feb 4, 2008
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search for users manual in google

3. ### Mark44 Well-Known Member

Nov 26, 2007
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I went to the ti.com 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
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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 Member

Apr 21, 2008
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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.
:Flubbo.