Which graphing calculator is used in colleges?

AgaBoogaBoo

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I need to get a graphing calculator because some lowlife scum took mine at the end of last year and wanted to get an idea of what you guys reccomend so I don't have to buy another one next year.

The TI-86 is priced pretty close to the 84 and the 89 is within $17 of those so none of them are much more expensive than the other. I think I remember someone saying you can't use the 89 with certain professors/tests, which is why I pretty need someone to help me decide between the 86 and 89.

Any advice?
 

Fullmetal Chocobo

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Friend of mine just got his masters in mathematics, and he was still using a TI-83... Whatever you can get really... All the new ones just have more extra stuff.
Tas.
 

PinmasterJay

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What are you going to be majoring in?

I am engineering and have found the TI-89 to be useful.
I wouldn't count on being able to use your programmable calculators on exams though...
 

BigJ

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You will more than likely not be able to use anything above a Ti-83/Ti-84 on a test, and in many cases you won't be able to use any calculator at all.

I would get the a used Ti-84 and a used Ti-89.
 

AgaBoogaBoo

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Originally posted by: PinmasterJay
What are you going to be majoring in?

I am engineering and have found the TI-89 to be useful.
I wouldn't count on being able to use your programmable calculators on exams though...
Something in engineering followed hopefully by an MBA along with a minor or two.
 

LS20

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most of the time you can use anything that doesnt have the huge display like the 92 and shizzle