Special keys TI83, TI84 and TI89 example

JoeStats wants you to do the following on the ti83, ti84, and ti89 calculator: turn on the calculator, adjust the screens darkness, enter L5, enter U, open stat mode and exit to the default screen.

  • Turn on your TI83, TI-84, or TI89 calculator.
    | [ ON ] |
  • Adjust Darkness
    To make the screen darker
    | [2ND] |  Hold down | [ UP ] until you have reached desired darkness.

    To make the screen lighter

    | [2ND] | Hold down | [DOWN] | unit you have reached desired lightness.Note: when the batteries dies, the TI83, T84, and TI89 calculators will adjust the darkness to save battery life.  When this happens you will have to adjust the darkness to your likeness.
    showing the optimal ti-84 darkness setting is 6
  • Input L5 into your calculator
    Note: The 2nd key allows you to input the text that appears directly above a key on the left hand side.
    | [2ND] | [ 5 ] |
    Screenshot of the TI-83 L5 command
  • Input U into your calculator
    Note: The alpha key allows you to input the text that appears directly above a key on the left hand side.
    | [ALPHA] | [ 5 ] |
    showing TI-84 displaying L5 U
  • Open the STAT mode and then exit to the main menu
    Note the quit command exits out of menus back to the default home screen on the TI83, TI4, and TI84 calculator.  If you are using the TI89 calculator, the home button will automatically take you to the home screen.
    | [STAT] | [2ND] | [MODE] |

    Stat Mode Exiting Stat Mode
    Stat mode in the TI-84 showing TI-84 displaying L5 U
  • Clear default home menu
    Note: Clear removes one line, hit clear again to clear out the entire home screen.
    |[ CLEAR] |
    | [CLEAR] | [CLEAR] |
    TI-84 clear home screen
  • Turn off your calculator
    | [2nd] | [ON] |

Congratulation, you have learned the basics in navigating a TI83, TI84, and TI89 calculator.

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Last Modified on February 7, 2013 by JoeStat

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