Solution 29030: Input is Returned as the Solution After Pressing the [enter] Key When Using the TI-36X Pro Scientific Calculator.
After inputting my data and pressing [enter], why does the TI-36X Pro scientific calculator return my input as the solution?
The TI-36X Pro scientific calculator has built-in functionality called "MathPrint" which is similar to what is found on the TI-84 Plus family and TI-Nspire family handhelds. MathPrint allows the calculator to display input and output in symbolic or exact form such as:
√11 is displayed as √11
2π is displayed as 2π
1⁄8 is displayed as 1⁄8
To make the TI-36X Pro scientific calculator display solutions in decimal or approximate form, the "toggle" key or [◄►≈] key must be used.
Please Note: The [◄►≈] key is located directly below the [+] key.
So, if the user inputs √11 and presses [enter], then presses the [◄►≈] key, the TI-36X Pro scientific calculator will return the solution of 3.31662479 instead of √11.
Please see the TI-36X Pro guidebook for additional information.