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# What calculator to use?

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What calculator should I get that works almost just like the web2.0calc.

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OK, THX.....I'll take a look at that vid......

CPhill  Mar 8, 2017
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I don't really know what calculator is the most like the web2.0calc, but I really like the TI-36X Pro, I think it is better than the expensive ones that do graphing and all that.

Here's my top 11 of the many reasons my calculator is better than those expensive ones:

1) It gives exact answers instead of rounded ones. My teacher was even surprised at its ability to give exact answers to some problems we had.

For example:

If you put β27 it will give you 3β3.

If you put cos(45ΒΊ) it will give you (β2)/2.

+ many, many more things

2) If you want to get a decimal answer just press one button. If you want to get it back to fraction form just press one button. On those other calculators you have to go to a whole menu and scroll down for a long time to get to that frac button.

3) The pi button is easier to get to. On those others you have to press 2nd and then pi. On mine you just press pi.

4) The factorial button easier to get. On mine its just one button. On those others you have to go to the menu and scroll for a long time.

5) It can solve quadratic and cubic equations (and give exact answers most of the time!)

6) It can make tables.

7) It can do matrices.

8) It can find definite integrals (and gives an exact answer when possible!)

9) It runs on solar powered batteries. Those others have to be charged and the battery can die on you!

10) It cost only about \$20 dollars if I remember correctly. Those others cost like \$180!

11) Also, you can't use those fancy ones on the ACT.

I'm sure there are more reasons. I'm sure there are things that I haven't even discovered about it yet. The only thing it can't do is graphing. Everyone told me I needed a fancy graphing calculator to get through my math classes but I have done just fine with my handy dandy TI-36X Pro. If you get one of these I guarantee* that you will find yourself saying, "I love my calculator!"

(I even prefer my TI-36X Pro to the web2.0.calc, but don't tell anyone I said that!!)

But you know, you should probably just get whatever calculator your teacher recommends...

*Ok fine I don't guarantee it.

hectictar  Mar 8, 2017
edited by hectictar  Mar 8, 2017
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Tha sounds like a pretty fancy calculator, hectictar....I may have to invest in one of those......!!!

CPhill  Mar 8, 2017
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It's pretty cool, if you ask me!

I found this quick demo of it if you want to watch it. https://youtu.be/ZnxCv_qupgU

(I didn't know about some of those things that he talked about. )

hectictar  Mar 8, 2017
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