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Is the ti-89 calculator allowed for the SAT?

russiaruns123russiaruns123 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 331 Member
edited May 2010 in SAT Preparation
Just a quick question: is the ti-89 allowed for the SAT?
Post edited by russiaruns123 on

Replies to: Is the ti-89 calculator allowed for the SAT?

  • benhparkbenhpark - Posts: 745 Member
    nope, only -83, -83 plus, -84, etc... or a simple calculator (+,/,*,-) is allowed. Besides, you wont need to use complex calculations for the sat...
  • russiaruns123russiaruns123 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 331 Member
    I am aware that I don't need the calculator for complex calculations but it is the only one I have in my possession.

    Thanks for your answer.
  • shahdinshahdin - Posts: 2,178 Senior Member
    any calculator (with out a keyboard) is allowed, proctors really dont check, 2 or 3 people were using a ti-89 in the room I took the exam this may.

    However, you really dont need it on the exam. It would best just to use a ti-83 + etc, just use any calculator you're comfortable with.
  • jefgreenjefgreen Registered User Posts: 452 Member
    Yes, the TI-89 Titanium is allowed on the SAT. The ACT, however, does not allow it.

    Hope this helps you out.
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Registered User Posts: 12,496 Senior Member
    ^ You are correct; benhpark is mistaken.
  • benhparkbenhpark - Posts: 745 Member
    oh, it was? thank you, jefgreen. whew... i thought my TI-89 was of no use.
    i stand corrected. :)
  • jefgreenjefgreen Registered User Posts: 452 Member
    No problem :). Just as an aside, all you really need is a simple scientific calculator. Albeit, a graphing calculator does save a bit of time if you want to use it for graphing and all of that nonsense.
  • pckellerpckeller Registered User Posts: 1,073 Senior Member
    Also, for students who are not completely fluent at solving algebraic equations, the solve function is very helpful. It is the one thing that sets the ti89 apart.
  • tb0mb93tb0mb93 Registered User Posts: 1,320 Senior Member
    What exactly is the solve function? Because doesnt the 83, 84, etc. have that thing where you go to catalog and then solve(
  • HalogenHalogen Registered User Posts: 1,199 Senior Member
    I used the TI-89 Titanium on the PSAT and SAT and I saw several other students also using it.
  • jefgreenjefgreen Registered User Posts: 452 Member
    What is the solve function?
  • junhugiejunhugie Registered User Posts: 350 Member
    You can put in an expression, like solve(2x+3=5,x) and it spits out the x value. Here, it would say x = 1. You can also put in multiple values, like x, y, etc, and it gives you there value related to each other. It's a very nice feature.
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