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Generating An Algebraic Expression For The Polynomial - HP 48gII User Manual

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Generating an algebraic expression for the polynomial

You can use the calculator to generate an algebraic expression for a
polynomial given the coefficients or the roots of the polynomial. The resulting
expression will be given in terms of the default CAS variable X.
To generate the algebraic expression using the coefficients, try the following
example. Assume that the polynomial coefficients are [1,5,-2,4]. Use the
following keystrokes:
‚Ϙ˜@@OK@@
„Ô1‚í5
‚í2\‚í 4@@OK@@
—@S M @
`
The expression thus generated is shown in the stack as: 'X^3+5*X^2-2*X+4'.
To generate the algebraic expression using the roots, try the following
example. Assume that the polynomial roots are [1,3,-2,1]. Use the following
keystrokes:
‚Ϙ˜@@OK@@
˜„Ô1‚í3
‚í2\‚í 1@@OK@@
˜@S M @
`
The expression thus generated is shown in the stack as:
Select Solve poly...
Enter vector of coefficients
Generate symbolic expression
Return to stack.
Select Solve poly...
Enter vector of roots
Generate symbolic expression
Return to stack.
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