CalcMe exercises solutions

Note: There are several live demos on this page, identified with the label INTERACTIVE DEMO. If you click into the area containing the CalcMe parameters, it will launch a new browser window containing a CalcMe session with all the operations you can see. Try it out, change the parameters or options. You won't break anything.

Write a CalcMe algorithm that does the following actions in the order they appear:

  • Define the variable y as the quotient of 39 divided by 7 and the variable z as the remainder of 63 divided by 11.
  • Specify the variable y as a prime number and factor the variable z.
  • Define p as a 2nd degree polynomial in x with roots y and z.
  • Evaluate p in 0 and -3 and save the results in two variables, then find the greater common divisor of these results.
  • Illustrate the graph of p and cos(y·x+z).

INTERACTIVE DEMO

Write a CalcMe algorithm that does the following actions in the order they appear:

  • Define a list L of 4 random numbers between –10 and 10 excluding 0.
  • Find the least common multiple of two random different numbers of the list.
  • Define a random number x as a decimal number (to the second decimal place) between 7 and 15 that is not an integer number.
  • Define a random number y as a rational number (to the first decimal place) between 3.2 and 6.8 that is not an integer number.

INTERACTIVE DEMO

Write a CalcMe algorithm that does the following actions in the order they appear:

  • Define a list L of random coefficients between -5 and 5, excluding 0 of random length between 5 and 10 (creating a user function for the randomness).
  • Define a polynomial p(x) of degree 2 with random coefficients from the list L and find its roots.
  • Plot the graph of p(x) in green, draw the minimum or the maximum of the function and write on the plotter the coordinates of the point.
  • Create a list K whose elements are the quotient of L's elements and its position if, and only if, its greatest common denominator is 1.

INTERACTIVE DEMO

Exercise 1

Write a CalcMe algorithm that generates order 3 random matrices until you find one with the determinant 1. Besides, this algorithm should count how many matrices are generated until finding the required one.

INTERACTIVE DEMO

Exercise 2

Write a CalcMe algorithm that does the following actions in the order they appear:

  • Create two lists L1 and L2, that contain the first ten multiples of two different random numbers between 3 and 9.
  • Merge the two lists into one ordered list L3.
  • Create a new list L that only saves the numbers appearing on both lists L1 and L2 using programming tools.

INTERACTIVE DEMO

Exercise 3

Write a CalcMe algorithm that does the following actions in the order they appear:

  • If the matrix is square and invertible, calculate its inverse.
  • If the matrix is square but not invertible, calculate its nucleus.
  • If the matrix is not square, call the function again with the matrix multiplied by its transpose.

INTERACTIVE DEMO