Number Subset

Routine Summary

Returns a subset of a number.

Inputs

A - the number to get the subset from
B - the starting position of the subset
C - the length of the subset

Outputs

Ans - the subset of the number

Variables Used

A, B, C, Ans

Calculator Compatibility

TI-83/84/+/SE

Author

Weregoose

URL: United TI

numbersubset.zip

``````:10^(2-B+int(log(A
:int((A-int(A/Ans)Ans)/Ans10^(C```
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With our number stored in A, and the staring position and length of the subset stored in B and C respectively, we get the subset of the number by first subtracting the number divided by 10 to the power of 2-B+int(log(A (which is used to get how many digits are in the number), and then dividing that result by multiplying 10 to the power of 2-B+int(log(A and 10 to the power of C (which is the length of the subset).

A simple example should help you understand this routine. Say you input the number 123, with a starting position of 2 and a length of 2, it will return a result of 23. You can also use negative and decimal numbers with the routine, and it will still work correctly: a number of 13579.02468 with a starting position of 4 and length 4 will return 7902.

This routine is comparable to the sub( command that works with strings.

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