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what is a non-programmable calculator

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    what is a non-programmable calculator im really confused and i feel dumb asking this question lol
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    Any of the five quidiish scientific ones will do
    Programmable ones are ones where you can store notes in, like expensive graphical ones.
    Gawd, I love my calculator
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    (Original post by QuantumTheory)
    Any of the five quidiish scientific ones will do
    Programmable ones are ones where you can store notes in, like expensive graphical ones.
    Gawd, I love my calculator
    thanks coz my teacher said i could only use a non programmable calculator i was thinking is it the normal caluculators or the scientific ones or the ones where pictures of triangles can show up shapes and that
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    Yeah, if it says it has a memory, like say 54Kb on the front, it is.
    But they're usually really expensive, so don't worry.
    You doing AS or A2 or GSCE or Uni level maths?
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    (Original post by xxx-Sarah-xxx)
    thanks coz my teacher said i could only use a non programmable calculator i was thinking is it the normal caluculators or the scientific ones or the ones where pictures of triangles can show up shapes and that
    A normal calculator which looks mostly like this should be fine:
    http://www.activitiesforlearning.com...culator%20.jpg

    It just has a screen to display numbers and keep track of the calculation you're entering.

    Graphic calculators are likely to be programmable, and look like this:
    http://uk.geocities.com/priyasaravan...ures/casio.jpg

    They have larger screens that can display graphs etc. The problem with programmable calculators is that you could store programs to solve problems on them rather than learning how to do them yourself.
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    It depends what you are doing, I have the Casio Fx 991ES for AS maths and it is really good
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    Also the purpose of non-programmable calculators is that so you can't cheat in a test or an exam.

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