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# TI-84+ and Casio (fx-CG 50) Micropython: Simplifying Nested Radicals

TI-84+ and Casio (fx-CG 50) Micropython: Simplifying Nested Radicals

Introduction

The following program will simplifying the following expression:

√(x + y) = √a + √b

The input is x and y, with output a and b.  The following conditions are implied:  x > y and x > 0.

To see the derivation of simplification and examples, please check out this blog entry:

TI 84 Plus Program:  DENEST

“EWS 2018-11-12”
Disp “√(X+Y)=√(A)+√(B)”,”X>Y”,”X>0″
Prompt X,Y
X/2+1/2*√(X^2-Y^2)→A
X/2-1/2*√(X^2-Y^2) →B
√(A)→Z
round(Z,9)→Z
Disp ” “

If Y

Then
If fPart(Z)=0
Then
Disp √(A),”- √(“,B,”)”
Else
Disp “√(“,A,”)- √(“,B,”)”
End

Else
If fPart(Z)=0
Then
Disp √(A),”+ √(“,B,”)”
Else
Disp “√(“,A,”)+ √(“,B,”)”
End

End

Casio Micropython (fx-CG 50) Script denest.py

Input is the form of:

√(x1 * √x2 + y1 * √y2) = √a + √b

import math
print(“sqrt(x+y)=”)
print(“sqrt(a)+sqrt(b)”)
print(“x>y”,”x>0″)

print(” “)
print(“x1*sqrt(x2)”)
x1=float(input(“x1:”))
x2=float(input(“x2:”))
x=x1*math.sqrt(x2)

print(” “)
print(“y1*sqrt(y2)”)
y1=float(input(“y1:”))
y2=float(input(“y2:”))
y=y1*math.sqrt(y2)

a=x/2+math.sqrt(x**2-y**2)
b=x/2-math.sqrt(x**2-y**2)
z=math.sqrt(a)
z=round(z,10)
a=round(a,10)
b=round(b,10)

if y
if z-int(z)==0:
print(z,”-sqrt(“)
print(b,”?”)
else:
print(“sqrt(“,a)
print(“-sqrt(“)
print(b,”)”)
else:
if z-int(z)==0:
print(z,”+sqrt(“)
print(b,”)”)
else:
print(“sqrt(“,a)
print(“+sqrt(“)
print(b,”)”)

Source:

Michael J. Wester, Editor.  Computer Algebra Systems: A Practical Guide John Wiley & Sons: Chichester 1999.  ISBN 978-0-471-983538

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