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TI-83+....Places with good prices ??

brunswickite

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i would try for a ti-89

its alot better, if you are in engineering or take higher then calc 1 math classes
 

CaseTragedy

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Originally posted by: brunswickite
i would try for a ti-89

its alot better, if you are in engineering or take higher then calc 1 math classes
depends on your uses. i prefer 83 since i'm mostly stats.


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PowerMacG5

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Originally posted by: brunswickite
i would try for a ti-89

its alot better, if you are in engineering or take higher then calc 1 math classes
Second and Thirded.
 

ViperMagic

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I bought mine for $35, also got a TI89 for $20. My friend gave them to me one day... im not terribly sure why they were so cheap. He assured me that they wern't stolen, so whatever :)
 

AFB

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Originally posted by: brunswickite
i would try for a ti-89

its alot better, if you are in engineering or take higher then calc 1 math classes
Hehe, I'm still in highschool. Next year I take Algebra 2. If the TI-89 does every thing the 83 does, then it is fine. I am just looking for a place with a good price.
 

PowerMacG5

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Originally posted by: amdfanboy
Originally posted by: brunswickite
i would try for a ti-89

its alot better, if you are in engineering or take higher then calc 1 math classes
Hehe, I'm still in highschool. Next year I take Algebra 2. If the TI-89 does every thing the 83 does, then it is fine. I am just looking for a place with a good price.
THe Ti-89 does pretty much everything that the 83 does, and for the things it doesn't (obscure things you prolly won't care about) there are easy workarounds. Plus the Ti-89 has man, many, many more functions that it can do than the 83.
 

AFB

Lifer
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Originally posted by: Marauder911
Originally posted by: amdfanboy
Originally posted by: brunswickite
i would try for a ti-89

its alot better, if you are in engineering or take higher then calc 1 math classes
Hehe, I'm still in highschool. Next year I take Algebra 2. If the TI-89 does every thing the 83 does, then it is fine. I am just looking for a place with a good price.
THe Ti-89 does pretty much everything that the 83 does, and for the things it doesn't (obscure things you prolly won't care about) there are easy workarounds. Plus the Ti-89 has man, many, many more functions that it can do than the 83.
I just need it for calculations with graphs.(i.e. finding intersection points and zero)



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oboeguy

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Originally posted by: amdfanboy
Originally posted by: Marauder911
Originally posted by: amdfanboy
Originally posted by: brunswickite
i would try for a ti-89

its alot better, if you are in engineering or take higher then calc 1 math classes
Hehe, I'm still in highschool. Next year I take Algebra 2. If the TI-89 does every thing the 83 does, then it is fine. I am just looking for a place with a good price.
THe Ti-89 does pretty much everything that the 83 does, and for the things it doesn't (obscure things you prolly won't care about) there are easy workarounds. Plus the Ti-89 has man, many, many more functions that it can do than the 83.
I just need it for calculations with graphs.(i.e. finding intersection points and zero)



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The geek gadget lust here is too high, put your shades on or something. If that's all you need (what you wrote above), some flavor of TI-83 will suit you just fine. I got mine on fleaBay (need it to teach a class!). The extra features of the TI-89 seem like serious overkill for Algebra 2. If you ever get around to calculus, then, maybe, the TI-89 would really shine. FYI, I believe there's a replacement for the 83 line coming out, called the 84 (not surprising). Check out TI's site to read-up.
 

tweakmm

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If you are still in HS, TI-83+ is the way to go and AT FS/FT is the way to go to get one.:beer:
 

Howard

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Originally posted by: amdfanboy
Originally posted by: Marauder911
Originally posted by: amdfanboy
Originally posted by: brunswickite
i would try for a ti-89

its alot better, if you are in engineering or take higher then calc 1 math classes
Hehe, I'm still in highschool. Next year I take Algebra 2. If the TI-89 does every thing the 83 does, then it is fine. I am just looking for a place with a good price.
THe Ti-89 does pretty much everything that the 83 does, and for the things it doesn't (obscure things you prolly won't care about) there are easy workarounds. Plus the Ti-89 has man, many, many more functions that it can do than the 83.
I just need it for calculations with graphs.(i.e. finding intersection points and zero)
ti83 will be fine.


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TerryMathews

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The best calculator IMO to buy is the 86. If you aspire to attend college, most of them disallow use of TI-89 or TI-92 on tests at the Calc level or higher, due to the fact that they can symbolically solve most derrivatives and integrals (that are solvable).
 

kenshorin

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Originally posted by: amdfanboy
Prices ??
Dunno if you know anyone around a college campus, but people are selling these things off cheap all the time. I had one that I sold a couple months ago, to a friend on campus.

Might be worthwhile to go to a college campus and put up an ad saying that you want one, and how much you'd be willing to pay. Maybe get a call on it.
 

BaboonGuy

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the 89 is so sweet. comes in handy for a lot of things: for example it can factor polynomial functions for you :)
 

jacob0401

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Algebra 2...no need for TI-89, get a TI-83+...

There have been a few over on FS/FT for aorund $50.

As for calculus 1 you don't need a calculator if you really want to learn the material.
 

oboeguy

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Originally posted by: amdfanboy
I plan on pre-cal in 11th and calc as a senior.
In that case don't waste your time here: ask a calculus teacher at your school which calculator(s) they use / allow in the class. That should solve your problem faster than we can. Well, other than suggesting where / how to buy. I still recommend eBay. There are tons of decent dealers selling new, sealed TI's below retail (figuring in shipping, too).
 

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