Basic (for TI-84)

Why an interest in this language?

This is going to sound extremely goofy but I enjoy reading math books and working through the problems. I think it keeps my mind sharp and keeps me in math mode! I know there is a joke I’ve heard and for a while I used it as a quote under my signature on my emails, “I’m not your therapist math, solve your own problems!” haha… wipes tear away oohhhh, that’s good stuff! 😉

So, I was reading a trig book and working through the problems when I came across a section on interesting/nerdy math facts and numbers. One number I came across was 1729 which has all kinds of interesting facts about it like it is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways!

The two different ways are these:

1729 = 13 + 123 = 93 + 103

As I began playing with this number I started doing a lot of research and wanted to display this number using binary code. I know you can convert things to binary but my Texas Instruments (TI) calculator didn’t have a simple way to do it. The best part is that you can write your own programs and then run them on your calculator! So, of course I figured out a way to write my own app and I run it on my calculator all the time.

CLICK HERE to view the code I wrote for the decimal to binary converter.

CLICK HERE to view the code I wrote for the GPS converter.

I will continue to put any programs I write for my TI-84. Feel free to download them and use them on your TI-84 as well!


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