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# Hmm which graphical calculator to buy? watch

1. (Original post by Moa)
I ordered it from www.amazon.de, dont be scared by german language, shipping is only 4 quid and took three days
Actually I do have €100 lying on a cashcard from the last time I took a trip to Germany (Thankfully I study German A level ) - Cheers for that!

EDIT: Hmmm...And it would take up the €100 in their entirety. Would you say the calculator is definitely worth it for that price? What do you use it for?
2. (Original post by Longorefisher)
Actually I do have €100 lying on a cashcard from the last time I took a trip to Germany (Thankfully I study German A level ) - Cheers for that!

EDIT: Hmmm...And it would take up the €100 in their entirety. Would you say the calculator is definitely worth it for that price? What do you use it for?
See there is only one difference between this calc and the one you got there for 50quid.

Both got natural display and natural input, but only the more expensive one outputs answers in the natural format.

If you write "cos (0.25*pi)" you will get 0.7071067812 answer on the 50 pound one and sqrt2/2 on the more expensive one.

It is a must if you work on complex number.
Cheap calcs do not support complex numbers, and more expensive calcs do not output natural answers. And there comes 9860GII.

-it also does factorizing where you put in values of a, b, c and uses quadratic formula. 0.234589 answer = useless, root answer = good.

To conclude, if you work on complex numbers (FP2, FP3 - FP1 can be done on 5quid casio) I would say its worth it, with factorizing as a nice bonus. If you only do a normal A-Level get the 50 quid one.
3. (Original post by Longorefisher)
Ah fair enough :-) -what's the model you have like? Useability? Speed? Programming?
Which one, my graphical one?

or my non-graphical one?

4. would I be allowed to bring a Texas Ti-84 to a maths exam (edexcel board, A2 lvl)
5. (Original post by freefrag)
would I be allowed to bring a Texas Ti-84 to a maths exam (edexcel board, A2 lvl)
Yes I believe you are allowed, (I think it is the Ti-89 that is banned) although you don't need a calculator that advanced for A2.
6. (Original post by Greg.)
Which one, my graphical one?

or my non-graphical one?

The graphical one?
7. (Original post by freefrag)
would I be allowed to bring a Texas Ti-84 to a maths exam (edexcel board, A2 lvl)
Only calc's with CAS are banned, thats Casio ClassPad 330 or Ti-89

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