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# Calculators

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23 Jun 2010, 18:39
Hi Guys,

I have a question, in business school do classes allow you to use calculators during the exams? if so, are there any restrictions?

I have a TI-89 that i would love to use in B-School because it allows you to upload a financial calculator on to it similar to the BA II and also upload a statistic calculator.
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24 Jun 2010, 10:18
any quantitative class at booth allowed me to use calculators during exams. i used my trusty old ti-89 as well. i also had a baIIplus but never used it.
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25 Jun 2010, 10:16
okay thank you!
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09 Jul 2010, 14:43
can anyone chime in about financial calculators? wharton makes it seem as though we have to have one but only suggests a couple of models (hp 17bII+ and 19bII) i know there have to be older models or other brands that will suffice and wont cost me $200 _________________ My story of an average chick who stumbled into the 700+ club http://gmatclub.com/forum/700-clubbers-add-your-name-to-the-list-64636-100.html#p600519 My 2009-2010 Application Decisions http://gmatclub.com/forum/2010-profiles-w-admit-dings-results-no-discussion-78475.html?view-post=600694#p600694 VP Joined: 11 Dec 2006 Posts: 1430 Location: New York, NY Schools: NYU Stern 2009 Followers: 41 Kudos [?]: 221 [0], given: 6 Re: Calculators [#permalink] ### Show Tags 12 Jul 2010, 10:16 You can get a 12c for about$70 but will have to learn reverse polish.
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12 Jul 2010, 14:00
Never had a class where it was an issue.

I almost always used my laptop for calculations unless they were so simple that it was easier to use a calculator.

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13 Jul 2010, 10:37
will the TI BAII+ work for most financial stuff? it's cheaper than the HP's but seems like it does everything i'd need
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14 Jul 2010, 07:33
Seems fine. Nowhere near as cool as a 12c though.
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14 Jul 2010, 15:01
cool
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17 Jul 2010, 04:56
I have a 12c and have never used the financial functions in class or on an exam. For any exams I've had that required financial calculations, laptops were permitted. So you'll be fine with the BAII+. Some of my classmates don't even have financial calculators (most of the ex-engineers seem to still use graphing calculators) and haven't seemed to have any problems.
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