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Solution 12088: Correcting a "Domain Error" when Performing Number Base Conversions on the TI-89 Family, TI-92 Plus and Voyage™ 200 Graphing Calculators.

How can I correct a Domain error when performing number base conversions on the TI-89 family, TI-92 Plus, and Voyage 200 graphing calculators?

If the calculator is set to APPROXIMATE, it will return a Domain error when performing a base conversion.  To check the mode setting:

• Press [MODE].
• Scroll  down to the Exact/Approx setting.
• Press the right arrow key.
•  Select EXACT or AUTO.

Another possibility is that the number being entered is not a integer. The TI-89, TI-89 Titanium, TI-92 Plus, and Voyage 200 cannot convert a decimal number (ex. 2.9) to another number base.

If a Domain error is still given, then reset the default settings on the calculator. To do so, press [2nd] followed by [6] then [F1] [ENTER]. Choose Default and press [ENTER] until the following message appears: "Defaults Set." Once the default has been reset, attempt the problem again.

Please see the TI-89 family, TI-92 family and Voyage 200 guidebooks for additional information.