 number ^ power issue? HP Prime

05282014, 04:58 PM
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 number ^ power issue? HP Prime
Hi,
I did not notice following with prior HP Prime firmware: 3^2 yields 9 but (3)^2 yields +9 I hope I am missing something here, otherwise this is a problem. 

05282014, 05:09 PM
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05282014, 05:09 PM
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Both results appear to be correct.
1. how would you evaluate 03^2? 2. the square of a negative number is positive I hope *I* have not missed anything here. 

05282014, 05:15 PM
(This post was last modified: 05282014 05:17 PM by Thomas Radtke.)
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(05282014 05:09 PM)Jonathan Cameron Wrote: I think this must due to precedence of operators. The Prime (now) thinks that unary negation is lower precedence than exponentiation.Please have a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operations In written or printed mathematics, the expression −3^2 is interpreted to mean −(3^2) = −9,[3] [...] [3] Allen R. Angel, Elementary Algebra for College Students 8/E; Chapter 1, Section 9, Objective 3 

05282014, 05:25 PM
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48 and 50 do the same in an algebraic obj...
TW Although I work for HP, the views and opinions I post here are my own. 

05282014, 05:29 PM
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05282014, 06:01 PM
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(05282014 05:29 PM)DrD Wrote: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=3^2Same on Google, same on Bing. 

05282014, 06:11 PM
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Thanks all  yes the Prime (and other calculators) are doing this correctly.
My error. 

05282014, 07:05 PM
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(05282014 06:11 PM)CR Haeger Wrote: Thanks all  yes the Prime (and other calculators) are doing this correctly. Woohoo! I get to win for once! TW Although I work for HP, the views and opinions I post here are my own. 

05282014, 08:17 PM
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(05282014 07:05 PM)Tim Wessman Wrote:(05282014 06:11 PM)CR Haeger Wrote: Thanks all  yes the Prime (and other calculators) are doing this correctly. Well don't let it go to your head Seriously, Tim. Thank you for all you do and for communicating information with us. Without you and Cyrille I suspect there would be no new RPN calculators from HP and certainly no RPN mode in the Prime. Steve Simpkin 

05282014, 08:18 PM
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05282014, 10:37 PM
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(05282014 07:05 PM)Tim Wessman Wrote:(05282014 06:11 PM)CR Haeger Wrote: Thanks all  yes the Prime (and other calculators) are doing this correctly. Don't worry, there are a lot more things the Prime can do correctly that I still wouldn't recognize as being correct. Blame my out of date firmware... 

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