Minimum Operation Description

Minimum Option


The minimum option is used to find a relative minimum. While viewing a graph, press .



Press to obtain the minimum option

Since a function may have more than one relative minimum, it is necessary to specify an interval containing the desired low point on the graph. The question "LeftBound?" appears at the bottom of the screen. Use the to move the blinking cursor to the left of the relative maximum. Press .



The question "RightBound?" appears at the bottom of the screen. Use the to move the blinking cursor to the right of the relative maximum. Press .



The TI-86 will look for the relative maximum between the triangular markers. The question "Guess?" appears at the bottom of the screen.



Move the blinking cursor close to the relative minimum. Press .



The coordinates of the minimum appear at the bottom of the screen. In this case the maximum point is about (6, -18.25).