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    Math Whiz'z (College Algebra question)

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    Tharsus
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    Math Whiz'z (College Algebra question)

    Post by Tharsus on Fri May 09, 2008 4:42 pm

    Alright check this out I am about to buy my books and they are reccomending a TI-80 Scientific calculator.

    I have a TI-30Xa Is there really that much differance that I would need to buy this $135 calculator cause Im new to the college thing and If I buy that and cant use it im liable to throw it at the professor.

    So you guys who took MA-109 think this TI30 will do what I need it to do? or should I buy this TI-80???

    Any help would be appreciated I dont wanna drop cash on bullcrap i dont need.
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    Re: Math Whiz'z (College Algebra question)

    Post by Jephthah on Fri May 09, 2008 5:00 pm

    Sorry dude, I had to use a TI-Abacus Very Happy
    Ok I am not that old, I had a TI-85 through college which it and the TI-80 does graphing and a few other things. I am not sure what all the TI-30xa can do. I am searching for a compare site, but I am not having any luck.
    Maybe there is no comparson. lol
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    Re: Math Whiz'z (College Algebra question)

    Post by Lorahand on Fri May 09, 2008 7:08 pm

    The upgrade is well worth it.... the graphing part is great. When i went through college I had a TI-86 <--- or 85 one of those and I am so glad i made the purchase. If you are good with programming you can mkae formulas and all that also with it. So to answer your question though, I don't think you can make a comparrison, only because both calculators do totally diff things, and one is deff a lot more high tech then the other.


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    Re: Math Whiz'z (College Algebra question)

    Post by Lorahand on Fri May 09, 2008 7:09 pm

    Oh and by the way I used that calc all the way through calculus 1-3, and Differential Equations, and also all my accounting classes.


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    Re: Math Whiz'z (College Algebra question)

    Post by Rhodar on Sun May 11, 2008 1:05 am

    I also had a TI 86 all through college (major was ME, gradutated in 2001)... it's essential for the graphing capabilities, and being able to store programs (or, what looks like a program but is an equation/thumbrule etc) was good too...

    My 1st calculator however was a TI 1, I think, it had glowing wires (orangish glow) with little magnifiying bubbles over each bumber area, and used 2 C batteries... lol!
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    Re: Math Whiz'z (College Algebra question)

    Post by Heztac on Sun May 11, 2008 4:25 pm

    Change your major at once to somthing that will not require the use of anything call a TI - anything! affraid

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    Re: Math Whiz'z (College Algebra question)

    Post by Nulli on Sun May 11, 2008 4:43 pm

    I have never needed more then a TI-83 in college that has worked for Calc, ALG, Stats. They are simple to use many tutorials on the web to figure anything out. You can find them cheap on Ebay, and sell them for the same price when you are done. If you are going into business a BA-II is a must but buy one from someone fininshing their Finance classes. You can always ask your professors most still use the 83 and whatever the majority is using is the way to go for the simple reason that it is easy to reproduce the calculation. I have watched many stuggle with super fancy calculators trying to figure out how to work a problem out and miss other parts of the class cause of it.
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    Re: Math Whiz'z (College Algebra question)

    Post by hsalive on Sun May 11, 2008 4:45 pm

    i was always amazed at a math class that wouldnt allow notes but would allow the use of the ti calculators, i mean, seriously wtf you think i'm not going to program formulas and notes into the caluclator

    hehe actually my last highschool math class i had a college prof as a teacher and she dumped all her programs into our calculators, that go me all the way through college and then some

    was so sweet, course now adays one can simply get one and plug it into the net with the right equipment and probably fare better than i
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    Re: Math Whiz'z (College Algebra question)

    Post by Brakkish on Mon May 12, 2008 6:10 pm

    Hector wrote:Change your major at once to somthing that will not require the use of anything call a TI - anything! affraid

    /signed

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    Re: Math Whiz'z (College Algebra question)

    Post by Bevhawk on Mon May 12, 2008 8:33 pm

    /agreed
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    Re: Math Whiz'z (College Algebra question)

    Post by Brandonius on Mon May 12, 2008 9:34 pm

    I couldn't help you here, I always do my math by counting the amount of Meatball subs it would take to solve the equation. I would explain the logic behind this but only me and other fat people would understand.

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