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  • the calculator???

    i just received the ticket of admision today and i am not having any of the calculators mentioned in it
    so what you people recommend
    which one i should buy
    BA-35 BAII plus BAII plus professional TI-30X TI-30Xa TI -30 XIIS
    or TI-30XIIB
    tell me such a calculator which may also be helpful in other exams also
    or can i use my calculator whichever it is?

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    Buy the TI 30X-IIS. It's about $15. This calculator is very "mathy". It is very easy to use. The first exam is probability, which is a math subject. If you pass the first exam, then buy BA-II Plus. Remember you can use two calculators on the exam. I used both on Course I, last year. However, I didn't touch the BA-II Plus during the entire time. Good luck.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by shanebarnes
      Buy the TI 30X-IIS. It's about $15. This calculator is very "mathy". It is very easy to use. The first exam is probability, which is a math subject. If you pass the first exam, then buy BA-II Plus. Remember you can use two calculators on the exam. I used both on Course I, last year. However, I didn't touch the BA-II Plus during the entire time. Good luck.
      I second that suggestion. The TI-30XIIB/S (battery/solar) is the easiest calculator to use. It's relatively inexpensive too, so check it out. It runs about $15 for the battery and $20 for the solar.

      Oh, and you can bring more than two calculators, as long as they're one of the approved ones. I took 4 to Course 2 and 3 to Course 4 last sitting.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wat
        I second that suggestion. The TI-30XIIB/S (battery/solar) is the easiest calculator to use. It's relatively inexpensive too, so check it out. It runs about $15 for the battery and $20 for the solar.

        Oh, and you can bring more than two calculators, as long as they're one of the approved ones. I took 4 to Course 2 and 3 to Course 4 last sitting.
        What about the TI-30XIIB/S makes it so easy to use? What functions do you like about it?

        Right now, I have TI-30Xa and BA-35. The only think that I do not like about them is that I cannot type something like 3+((5/6)^2)/2 in without breaking the equation into pieces and then putting it together because of the parentheses.
        Does the TI-30XIIB/S reduce this problem?

        Thanks!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Karen
          What about the TI-30XIIB/S makes it so easy to use? What functions do you like about it?

          Right now, I have TI-30Xa and BA-35. The only think that I do not like about them is that I cannot type something like 3+((5/6)^2)/2 in without breaking the equation into pieces and then putting it together because of the parentheses.
          Does the TI-30XIIB/S reduce this problem?

          Thanks!
          The TI-30XIIB or S has the ability to make extensive use of the parentheses. Enclose the expression with as many/little parentheses you want. Also, I like the way that the TI-30XII stores numbers. There are 5 memory slots in the calculator (A,B,C,D,E) and when doing calculations, once you've designated what a letter is (for example, C = 4.356), you can multiply 4 * 4.356 by simply entering "4C".

          Also, in case you have no idea what the answer to a question is, there's the random integer function. Let it pick a number 1 - 5 and choose the corresponding letter on your answer sheet.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wat

            Also, in case you have no idea what the answer to a question is, there's the random integer function. Let it pick a number 1 - 5 and choose the corresponding letter on your answer sheet.
            I've never used the random number generator but that is a very great idea. TI-30XIIS is also my calculator of choice because you can scroll up to figure out where you made mistakes and storing numbers into memory is very easy. I brought my BAII+ to the course 1 exam so that I would have something to use in the case of an extreme emergency but I ended up not touching it.
            Whether you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be running.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ken
              I've never used the random number generator but that is a very great idea. TI-30XIIS is also my calculator of choice because you can scroll up to figure out where you made mistakes and storing numbers into memory is very easy. I brought my BAII+ to the course 1 exam so that I would have something to use in the case of an extreme emergency but I ended up not touching it.
              That sounds about right. I would only advocate using the financial calculators for Exam FM/2 (and maybe Course 6). Other than that, the TI-30XII's are user-friendly and fairly straightforward.

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              • #8
                Ti-30x Iis

                it is a great calculator but i coundnt find "x!" ... am i missing something?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RedRaider
                  it is a great calculator but i coundnt find "x!" ... am i missing something?
                  Hit the PRB button, it is in the second rown down from the top, the second button in. Then move your cursor over two spaces.
                  -karen

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