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## How long do graphing calculators last?

about 3 years

## How do you use a slide rule?

Operation

- Use the double-decade scales A and B.
- Use the folded scales. In this example, set the left 1 of C opposite the 2 of D. Move the cursor to 7 on CF, and read the result from DF.
- Use the CI inverted scale.
- Use both the CI inverted scale and the C scale.
- Using a circular slide rule.

## Does anyone still make slide rules?

Though they’re no longer produced, the company still stocks around 1,200 or so and occasionally gets an order for some. Why would anyone still want to buy a slide rule, when inexpensive calculators are so readily available? According to Haase, slide rules are better suited to some functions than are calculators.

## Why are graphing calculators still a thing?

Today, graphing calculators are pretty much the only devices standardized tests allow because their technology has not evolved. They don’t connect to the Internet. They can’t communicate with other devices. And companies like Texas Instruments and Casio can charge a premium for this.

## How old is the TI-84?

The TI-84 Plus is a graphing calculator made by Texas Instruments which was released in early 2004.

## Do I really need a graphing calculator?

Many schools prefer if students have their own handheld scientific calculator. In the highest level math classes, like AP Calculus, a graphing calculator may be required. A graphing calculator does even more. It will have a larger screen that allows you to type in a function, then see a graph of it.

## Do kids still use TI 83?

Technology has not yet killed the reliable old TI-83. Nearly 20 years later, students are still forced to use a prohibitively expensive piece of outdated technology. It’s not because better tools aren’t available; they exist, and some of them are even free.

## Can you use a TI 84 on the ACT?

The TI-84 Plus graphing calculator is allowed during the entire portion of the math section of the ACT. You can use your TI graphing calculator to work through problems more efficiently, help verify answers, and model a difficult word problem.

## How old is the TI-83?

Comparison of Texas Instruments graphing calculators

Calculator | CPU | Year Released |
---|---|---|

TI-82 | Zilog Z80 @ 6 MHz | 1993 |

TI-83 | Zilog Z80 @ 6 MHz | 1996 |

TI-83 Plus | Zilog Z80 @ 6 MHz | 1999 |

TI-83 Plus Silver Edition | Zilog Z80 @ 6 MHz/15 MHz (Dual Speed) | 2001 |

## Are graphing calculators obsolete?

Texas Instrument’s best-selling graphing calculator, the TI-84, is a woefully outdated piece of technology. Since its debut in 2004, its specs and components have remained virtually unchanged. An obsolete piece of technology has managed to maintain a stranglehold on an increasingly tech-savvy education market.

## Are old calculators worth anything?

Most vintage pockets electronic calculators are a dime a dozen, with few exceptions (an original 1975 HP-25 programmable calculator in great condition might be worth about $100 or so).

## What is the most powerful calculator?

RE: The most powerful calculator in the world Remain HP Prime and HP 50g.

## Should I get ti83 or 84?

In the real world this makes the TI-84 Plus about 2x as fast as the TI-83 Plus. The TI-83 also has 160 KB of storage whereas the TI-84 Plus has 480 KB. Both calculators have the same 24 KB of RAM. The main software difference is that the TI-84 Plus is that the TI-84 Plus has MATHPRINT and the TI-83 doesn’t.

## Are calculators always right?

Yes, pretty much every calculator is wrong since it operates on the finite precision representation of numbers so you cannot avoid rounding and a truncation.

## Why are calculators so expensive?

What gives? It’s all about supply and demand. Graphing calculators are still widely used by students, and schools have strict boundaries for what these gadgets can do. Many curriculums in American math classes require the use of a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator (or its equivalent).