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lolilaughed
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Hello, my friend recently told me that for the SAT II Math 2, one should just buy the TI-89 because allegedly, it can perform many fucntions that the TI-84 cannot.

As such, I'm wondering if anybody has any information/tricks regarding this.

I have used google but cannot find any SAT II Math specific tricks or advantages that the TI-89 has over the TI-84..

Anybody who could shed a bit of light on this question would be highly appreciated.

As such, I'm wondering if anybody has any information/tricks regarding this.

I have used google but cannot find any SAT II Math specific tricks or advantages that the TI-89 has over the TI-84..

Anybody who could shed a bit of light on this question would be highly appreciated.

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## Replies to: Difference between Ti-84 and Ti-89

527Member1,130Senior MemberAs far as I know.... we only need calc for:

Matrices/Determinants, Standard Deviation, Extrapolation?

Anything else?

1,295Senior Member1,130Senior MemberFor curiosity's sake, what would those functions be? Maybe, I can learn what's too powerful for the TI-89 and write something up for TI-84

117Junior Member1,130Senior Membernone of which we need for the Math 2

Any other ideas?

115Junior MemberFor Math II, the equation solver and expression expanding/factoring capabilites might be helpful.

1,130Senior MemberBut I see what you mean about the TI-89. But for the MATH 2, there isn't that much calc stuff is there?

2,5293-4 questions are often solved ("solve" function, doh) faster on that machine.

I am not saying using TI-84 will prevent you from getting 800.

^lolilaughed - there is no calc on Math 2 you'd need TI-89 for.

In October there was question on maximum, but it was peanuts to answer with sheer graphing and tracing.

I wish TI-89 was a literary device and allowed on Literature. :D

527Member146Junior Memberteh 84 is more than enough. the calculus and all in math 2 is so basic that even a 84 is not required. but 84 is perfect for all ur needs. the right blend of smart, speed and simplicity. plus cheaper too.

134Junior Memberjust to add, i used an 89 and got an 800, and while i would've got an 800 with an 84, it would have taken a lot more effort.

1,313Senior Member3,256Senior MemberDisclaimer: Only when you know how to use the 89 will you unlock its true power!

16,060Senior Member