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HP 50g Error and user Manual Error
10-29-2015, 11:54 PM (This post was last modified: 10-29-2015 11:56 PM by Joe Horn.)
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RE: HP 50g Error and user Manual Error
(10-29-2015 10:00 PM)lrdheat Wrote:  Just noticed an error on page 6-10 of the user manual that came with my HP 50g years ago...

In the explanation of the SOLVE environment, they use the equation e^x - sin(pi*x/3)=0.

They show a solution (a root) of ~4.5E-02. This is actually an extremum, (f(x)=~.9989) which the Prime correctly shows in it's solve app. I confirmed that the HP 50g handheld produces this error. ...
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Yes, the manual is in error in stating that it is a solution, but no, the 50g itself is not in error, because if you press the INFO menu key, you'll see that the returned value is an "Extremum". After pressing SOLVE on the 50g, you should always press INFO.

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