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    Hi, I need a graphical calculator for a-level, and I've been given an (ancient) one by my uncle who used it in his Alevels about 15 years ago. It's a Sharp EL 9400.
    Anyone know if this will do me, or should I buy the one the college is offering?
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    (Original post by mayacarswell)
    Hi, I need a graphical calculator for a-level, and I've been given an (ancient) one by my uncle who used it in his Alevels about 15 years ago. It's a Sharp EL 9400.
    Anyone know if this will do me, or should I buy the one the college is offering?
    It'll do fine - buy the new one if you've got cash to splurge.
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    (Original post by mayacarswell)
    Hi, I need a graphical calculator for a-level, and I've been given an (ancient) one by my uncle who used it in his Alevels about 15 years ago. It's a Sharp EL 9400.
    Anyone know if this will do me, or should I buy the one the college is offering?
    Let other people splash out on a new one, only buy one when you see there is really some use in having one. IMHO they have very limited use in regular A level maths.
    If you do get one then choose the one your teacher recommends as it's useful to get some help to master them. And hang on to the original packaging so you can sell it in "unused, almost new condition" at the the end of your course.

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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    They have very limited use in regular A level maths.
    to add to this: same goes for further maths
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    I only bought mine to help with the polar coordinates in FP2 but my exam didn't require it in the end

    I have a ti-84 plus CE which is the upgraded colour version.
 
 
 
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