How to Use the CASIO FX-115ES For the EIT

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We have compiled some important functions that are needed for the EIT, and have shown below how to perform them on your calculator. However, we strongly recommend testing out all these functions using your calculator before the actual exam to ensure you know how to enter the data into your calculator correctly and verify the correct answer is given. This document was compiled only to assist you in learning your calculator while preparing for the EIT/FE exam. Test Masters takes no responsibility on how the calculator is used on the exam. Please send any feedback to calculator@testmasters.com.

1. To Reset Mode
, PRESS 1

2. Solving 2nd or 3rd Degree Polynomials
Steps to find the roots to a polynomial. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Press Mode 1 time Press 5 for EQN. Press 3 for 2nd degree polynomial. Press 4 for 3rd degree polynomial. Enter the value for a (the coefficient of x2). Press =. Enter the value for b (the coefficient of x). Press =. Enter the value for c (the constant). Press =. Press = to display the roots. The first root is displayed. Hit the down arrow to see the second root. If the roots are complex (in the form of a ± bi ), a + bi will be displayed. Press the down arrow for a − bi .

Examples: 1. Solve t 2 − 8t + 3 = 0 2. Solve x 2 − 4 x + 5 = 0 Answer: 7.6, 0.4 Answer: 2 ± i

3. Statistics
Get into STAT mode by pressing Mode, and then entering 3. Once in STAT mode, follow the calculator instructions below. • To enter one set of numbers, press 1. This is when you have one set of numbers that you are working with to find the standard deviation, average, etc. Prepared By Test Masters Educational Services

1. Prepared By Test Masters Educational Services . Press = after each number. Press Shift and then 1 to get into the Stat menu. Press = after entering each number. To view your data or change it. press the key ‘AC’. To convert to Rectangular. and then 2 (Data). and close the parenthesis. • Then enter the y-value. y). You can then select the option you would like to solve for. Polar –Rectangular Conversion To convert to Polar. • Press =. After entering the numbers. • Enter the r-value. press =. Press Shift and then 1 to get into the Stat menu. press the key ‘AC’. Enter all x coordinates and y coordinates. • Press =. and close the parenthesis. • Then enter the angle. 5. Once in STAT mode. b = slope. • Enter the x-value. press 2 (A+Bx). a = y-intercept. comma ( the ‘)’ key). Press 7 for linear regression. The numbers will be stored. press 2 for average and then =. press Shift. Linear Regression Get into STAT mode by pressing Mode. remember to square the standard deviation. r = correlation coefficient After entering the selection (for instance. comma ( the ‘)’ key). 2 for b). • Add a comma by pressing Shift. After entering the numbers. do the following: • Press Shift and then Rec (. Remember to press = after selecting the option.key). 4.• • • • • • Enter each number. follow the calculator instructions below. For instance. Press 5 for standard deviation and average. You can then select the option you would like to solve for. Make sure that you are in the correct column and line. σ n = population standard deviation and σ n −1 = sample standard deviation For Variance. • • • • • • • To enter data points for (x. and then entering 3. • Add a comma by pressing Shift. do the following: • Press Shift and then Pol (+ key).

Base Conversion Get into BASE mode by pressing Mode. 2. 4. To switch between the modes. Bin You can get into any of the four bases by pressing the buttons below. 7.When entering the angle. Once in BASE mode. 6. 5. 6. 3. Get into the base mode. Press =. you do not need to press Alpha. Hex). you will see one on the display: Oct. 1 to get out of the base mode. and then go to the base you would like to start with (Oct. Dec. and then entering 4. If you need to enter a letter for Hexadecimal. and then Mode. Just enter the key associated with that letter. Press the base key you would like to convert the number to (^. log). Dec. 596 Permutations of People (Order Matters): Prepared By Test Masters Educational Services . hex = hexadecimal (x’ key) dec = decimal (x2 key) oct = octal (ln key) bin = binary (log key) Steps for base conversion: 1. press Shift. How many different combinations of people are possible? 24 nCr 6 = Note: nCr is above the division key. whether it be Radians or Degrees. Hex. Press Mode. Always remember to press = to set this number into the base. Bin. You will be given the options. make sure that you are in the correct mode. Permutations and Combinations Example: Combinations of People (Order does not matter): A company employing 14 women and 10men is forming a six-person safety committee. ln. Notice how the display changes accordingly. ANSWER: 134. Enter the number.

and then 1 (Dim) or 2(Data). 5. If you have already entered a vector and you select 1(Dim). You will then see VCT on the top of your display.909. So it will erase the previous one. 4 (for vector B). cos. 5. press 1 to enter Vector A. To enter a vector: Press Shift.which is the ")" key → = Try various functions that also include sin. Press Shift. For instance. ln. 5. After enter it. and AC (red key). 9. To see the values for a vector already entered: Press Shift. Select the vector you would like to view. and then select the first vector. Prepared By Test Masters Educational Services . or 5 (for vector C). and k. You can enter up to 3 vectors.5 Press the following keys separated by an arrow: ∫ → Enter the limits To enter the function: 2 → − → Alpha → X which is the ")" key → x 2 → − Alpha → X . Select the dimensions of the vector. 5.24 nPr 6 = Note: nCr is above the multiplication key. it takes you through the process of reentering it. 8. 2(Data) lets you also view or change vectors that you have already entered. Now you are in the vector mode and can start performing vector calculations. press AC (the red key). e.120 8. and then 2 (Data). Integration Solve ∫ 1 −2 2 − x2 − x Answer: 4. Press = after entering each one. ANSWER: 96. Enter each cofactor for i. Vectors Press Mode. Select the vector you would like to enter. 1(Dim) lets you reenter vectors. It is stored as a vector. To find dot product: Press Shift. j. After viewing it. etc to make sure you know how to enter each one. press AC (the red key). Press either 3 (for vector A).

Now you are in the matrix mode and can start performing calculations. 1(Dim) lets you reenter the matrices. To find cross product: Press Shift. You will then see MAT on the top of your display. enter each element and press = after each one. and then 1 (Dim) or 2(Data). The magnitude will be displayed. 5. 10. It will erase the previous one. 5). Press Shift. 4. Press AC to run another vector calculation. it takes you through the process of reentering it. You will need to add the parenthesis in appropriate places when entering the formula. 2(Data) lets you also view or change matrices that you have already entered. press AC (the red key). Press AC (the red key) to perform another vector calculation. Press Shift. 4 (for vector B). Press the down arrow for more options. For instance. The matrix is stored. 6. After selecting the size of the matrix. Matrices Press Mode. Press AC to run another vector calculation. To find the angle between two vectors: The formula to find angle is given by: θ = cos −1 ⎜ ⎜ ⎛ A• B ⎞ ⎟ . press 1 to enter matrix A. Press the multiplication symbol. To enter a matrix: Press Shift. 4. Then press =. Select the matrix you would like to view. and the vector (either 3. and then the second vector (either 3. and then 2 (Data). Press =. and AC (red key). 5. When finished entering the elements. and then select the first vector. If you have already entered a matrix and you select 1(Dim). Then press =. Select the size of the matrix. 5. You can enter this directly to find the angle by A B⎟ ⎝ ⎠ selecting each part.and then 7 (Dot). 5. 5). 4. To see the values for a matrix already entered: Press Shift. or 5 (for vector C). 4. You can enter up to 3 matrices. and then the second vector (either 3. Select the matrix you would like to enter. Press either 3 (for vector A). 5). Prepared By Test Masters Educational Services . 4. After viewing it. To find magnitude of a vector: Press Shift. press AC (the red key). Abs (the hyp key). and then select the vector by pressing Shift.

11. To find the transpose of a matrix: Press Shift. Press the x-1 key. However. Press 3 (for matrix A). Press Shift. The inverse is displayed. 4. Prepared By Test Masters Educational Services . 5).109 To enter the function: . 4. 4. Enter the Z score. and then select the matrix (either 3. Press AC to run another vector calculation. and AC (red key). you must enter the ABSOLUTE VALUE of it to get the area to the left of it (if it’s on the left side of the chart). . Only one solutions is given. and then the second matrix (either 3. ALWAYS press =. and select the matrix (either 3. Otherwise. The product of the matrices will be displayed. 3(R()). Press =. Press AC (the red key) to perform another matrix calculation. 4. To find the inverse of a matrix: Press Shift. and then select the first matrix. 4 (for matrix B). The transpose will be displayed. The determinant will be displayed. Press 3 (for matrix A). and then the matrix. 4.5 → Alpha →= which is the "CALC" key → (1+ → Alpha → X . 4. if you have a negative Z score. Press Shift. To Solve a Function – Note the calculator gives you one solutions. Then press =. it does not actually solve it. Press AC to run another matrix calculation. This option (R()) is equivalent to the middle column on the normal distribution chart in your reference book. If the function has more than one solution. Then press the multiplication symbol. 4. and 7(Distr. and 8. 3 (STAT). 5). Then select the matrix by pressing Shift. Normal Distribution Press Mode. Then select the matrix by pressing Shift. 5). If you enter a negative Z-score. 4 (for matrix B). or 5 (for matrix C). even if there are multiple solutions. 9. Press AC (the red key) to perform another matrix calculation. 4. To multiply matrics: Press Shift. 4. then it assumes you want the remaining part (as if you were going through the center to the other side of the normal distribution graph).To find the determinant: Press Shift. or 5 (for matrix C). it will only display one. 1. Press =. and then 7.5 = (1 + x)6 Answer: -0.which is the ")" key → ) → x → 6 To solve the function: SHIFT → SOLVE which is the "CALC" key →= (bottom right ) NOTE : This takes a 5-10 seconds to solve. Then press =. 4.

Radians. Put in Complex mode  Mode 2 o R – P (for ES only)  Shift 2 3 o P – R (for ES only)  Shift 2 4 o Rect Entry  Real + Imag(i) o Pol Entry  Real [Shift][(-)] angle o S=D button shift the calculator out of weird modes  “Symbolic – Decimal” o Shift Setup to change between Degrees. use [shift][Re-Im] o P-R  Shift [-] o R-P  Shift [+] • . Grads For 115MS o To shift from real to imaginary.Casio 115 • Casio 115 o Complex numbers.

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