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Solution 33811: Correcting a Syntax Error When Entering a Complex Value in Polar Form on the TI-Nspire™ Family.

How do I correct a Syntax error when entering a complex value in polar form?

When entering a complex value in polar form, it is possible to receive a syntax error if the value is not entered within parentheses ( ).

For Example:
12∠ 52

1) Enter [1] [2] [ctrl] [catalog].
2) Select [∠ ] and press [enter]. A "Syntax" error will appear.

To correct this, enter the example correctly using the steps below.

1) Press [(].
2) Press [1] [2] [ctrl] [catalog].
3) Select [∠ ] and press [enter].

4) Press [5] [2] [)].
5) Press [enter].

Please Note: The angle is interpreted according to the current Angle mode setting. The displayed answer may change according to these settings.

Please see the TI-Nspire CX, TI-Nspire CX CAS, TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS guidebooks for additional information.