power notation  Hewlett Packard
This is a discussion on power notation  Hewlett Packard ; hey just wondering if theres a way to set my hp50g so that when im
calculating numbers with power notation, ( example 3^5 + 5^4) that my
calculator provides the answer in the same power notated form?? any
one have ...

power notation
hey just wondering if theres a way to set my hp50g so that when im
calculating numbers with power notation, ( example 3^5 + 5^4) that my
calculator provides the answer in the same power notated form?? any
one have any ideas?? thanks Dan Ripley

Re: power notation
On Tue, 24 Apr 2007 06:01:04 0500, Ripley (believe it or not
> just wondering if theres a way to set my hp50g so that when im
> calculating numbers with power notation, (example 3^5 + 5^4)
> that my calculator provides the answer in the same power notated form?
What should '3^5+5^4' look like in that form?
In "Exact" mode,
you can do '3^5+5^4' EVAL FACTOR to get '2^2*7*31'
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Re: power notation
On 24 Apr., 13:01, rink...@hotmail.com wrote:
> hey just wondering if theres a way to set my hp50g so that when im
> calculating numbers with power notation, ( example 3^5 + 5^4) that my
> calculator provides the answer in the same power notated form?? ...
how should that be possible ?
which power would you like ? ( its ambiguous )
example:
3^5 + 5^4 = 868 ^1 = 29.4618 ^2 = 9.5391 ^3 = 5.4279 ^4 = 3.8699 ^5
= ...

Re: power notation
Dan Ripley writes:
> hey just wondering if theres a way to set my hp50g so that when im
> calculating numbers with power notation, ( example 3^5 + 5^4) that my
> calculator provides the answer in the same power notated form?? any
> one have any ideas?? thanks Dan Ripley
One easy solution would be to assign FACTOR to a key, and just press
it whenever you wish to see the last result fully factored. I keep
COLLECT assigned to shiftandhold ACOS; it does the same thing as
FACTOR for integers, and since it's on a shiftandhold key, it
doesn't interfere with regular use of ACOS.
Hope that helps!
Joe

Re: power notation
how would the calculator know what base to give the answer in?
using your example would the answer be:
3^6.16
or
5^4.2
?
On Apr 24, 7:01 am, rink...@hotmail.com wrote:
> hey just wondering if theres a way to set my hp50g so that when im
> calculating numbers with power notation, ( example 3^5 + 5^4) that my
> calculator provides the answer in the same power notated form?? any
> one have any ideas?? thanks Dan Ripley