Problem:
Using the TI-85 graphing calculator, plot the following table of values:
xy
14.3
26.5
48.9
53.2
61.0

Visualization:
Using the TI-85 graphing calculator:


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  1. Press the STAT key and then pick  EDIT  by pressing the F2 key.
  2. You can change the names for the list of values which you will be entering but it is not necessary. Press the ENTER key twice if do not change the names.
  3. To clear out previous data, pick  CLRxy  by pressing the F5 key.
  4. At the prompt  x1= , type in the first x-value: 1 and press the ENTER key.
  5. At the prompt  y1= , type in the first y-value: 4.3 and press the ENTER key.
  6. Keep repeating this to enter all five pairs of numbers. After you have entered the fifth pair, press the EXIT key.
  7. Press the EXIT key followed by the DRAW key.
  8. If some previous graph appears on the screen then
  9. Most probably you will need to change to the bounds of the viewing screen to see all of the data points. To do this,
  10. Pick  SCAT  by pressing the F2 key to see the collection of data points.