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Calculator Techniques

for L.E.T.
ENGR. LUIGI CARLO M. DE JESUS

What do we need?

Using CALC and SHIFT + CALC button

The CALC button can be use:
To check the simplified answers on Algebraic and Trigonometric expressions on
multiple choice questions
To avoid using same values in an expression that could cause typing errors
To avoid long equations on the calculator display
To determine the case 1 and case 2 of partial fraction of an Algebraic expression
To evaluate the limits of a certain function as it approaches to a certain value

The SHIFT + CALC button can be use:

To solve the unknown automatically

Using CALC and SHIFT + CALC button

Sample Problems:
What is the value of A in the following equation?
If f(x) = 2x2+2, find the value of f(x+4).
a. 2x2+16x+24 b. 2x2+16
c. 2x2+6x+4

d. 2x2+16x+34

If f(x) = 3x+2 and g(f(x))=x, then g(x) is equal to:

a. x-2/3
b. 4x+9
c. 1/3(x-2) d. 3x-2

Using CALC and SHIFT + CALC button

Sample Problems:
Solve for the value of A when sin A = 3.5x and cos A = 5.5x.
a. 32.47
b. 33.68
c. 34.12
d. 35.21
Find the value of
a. 2 sin
b. 2 cos

c. 2 tan

Simplify the equation sin 2 (1 + cot 2)

a. 1
b. sin 2
c. sin 2 sec 2
Simplify the expression sec (sec ) sin 2
a. cos 2
b. cos
c. sin 2

d. 2 cot
d. sec 2
d. sin

Using CALC and SHIFT + CALC button

Sample Problems:
Simplify: sin x sin x cos2 x
a. sin3 x
b. cos3 x
c. tan3 x
d. cos2 x sin x
Evaluate: (1 sin x) / cos x
a. cos x / (1 + sin x)
c. sin x / (1 + sin x)

b. cos x / (1 sin x)
d. sin x / (1 sin x)

Evaluate: (sin2 x + 4sin x + 3)/ cos2 x

a. (3 sin x)/ (1 sin x)
b. (3 sin x)/ (1 + sin x)
c. (3 + sin x)/ (1 sin x)
d. (3 + sin x)/ (1 + sin x)

Using CALC and SHIFT + CALC button

Sample Problems:
Find the value of x: log (x-1)(x-3)= 0.5
a. 5

b. -5

c. 3

d. -3

b. 1

c. 2

d. 3

b. 2

c. 3

d. 4

Evaluate :
a. 0

Evaluate :
a. 1

Using CALC and SHIFT + CALC button

Worker A can finish a job in 3 hours. When working at the same time as Worker B, they can finish the job
in 2 hours. How long does it take for Worker B to finish the job if he works alone?
a. 5 b. 6 c. 7 d. 8

X can finish a certain job in 10 days if Y will help for 6 days. The same work can be done by Y in 12 days
if X helps for 6 days. If they work together, how long will it take for them to do the job?
a. 3.75 days

b. 8.4 days

c. 4 days d. 32.73 days

A job could be done by eleven workers in 15 days. Five workers started the job. They were reinforced with
four more workers at the beginning of the 6 th day. Find the total number of days it took them to finish the
job.
a. 10.34 b. 18.45 c. 15.03 d. 20.56

In the expansion of (2x3 3/x)12. Find the term that is free of x.

a. 34, 246, 080b. -34, 642, 080

Complex Numbers (Use mode + 2)

The mode + 2 can be use
To evaluate complex numbers
To evaluate case 3 and case 4 of the partial fraction of algebraic expression
Sample Problems:
What is the value of A in the following equation?

Find the rectangular form of e 1 i

Find the exponential form of i 2 i
Find the rectangular form of ln( 3 + 4i )
Find the rectangular form of log( 6 + 4i )
Simplify i1005 + 2 ( i2014 ) ( i + 2)12

Laplace Transform in LineIO

(Use mode + 1 and Shift + mode + 2)
The LineIO (Shift + mode + 2) is used:
To speed up the calculations of linear operations such as differential, integral and summation
operations
Under integral operations includes the Laplace Transform operations

F(s) =

f(t) e

-st

Sample Problems:
f(t) = 3t
f(t) = 3 + cos(t)

dt

Matrix (Use mode + 6)

Determine the determinant, cofactor, adjoint and inverse of the matrices below
1.

1
4

2
5

2.

1
0
3

4
-2
1

7
1
-2

3.

0
1
3

-1
0
-1

5
2
4