Anyone around here fluent in ti83?

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    No, Ti 89 calculators are not allowed on the ACT niether are Ti 92s. Any calculator with a QWERTY key format or wireless communication device, as well as, calculators with built-in computer algebra systems are prohibited.

    If you completely cover the infrared port on wireless communication devices they are allowed.
    TI89 is allowed on both ACT and SAT. It does not have a QWERTY key format, nor wireless communication device, as for the algebra systems thing, u can put that on the 83 if u wanted. anyways, the proctors check calcs in both tests and clearly read the TI-89 on my calculator and approved accordingly.

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    Originally posted by Captain Penguin

    Regardless, TI is so much better than other calculator brands its not funny. Casio and HP are terrible compared to a good 'ol ti83+ IMHO.
    I disagree

    Here's a (biased) comparision between a Casio and a Ti83, the Casio costs less.
    http://www.casio.com/education/downl.../83vs9850+.pdf

    There is one BIG downside with ti83 compared to Casio, for example: There is no GUI.
    If you want to use the function binompdf(,,) you have to know the order in which the arguments should be typed. With Casio, the GUI takes care of that with menus. Much better.
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    TI-89's are awesome. Don't even bother buying an 83 for $100 when you can get an 89 for $130. 89's are about 10x stronger.

    And yes, they are allowed on the SAT's and ACT's (in calculator permitted areas of course).

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    TI89 is allowed on both ACT and SAT. It does not have a QWERTY key format, nor wireless communication device, as for the algebra systems thing, u can put that on the 83 if u wanted. anyways, the proctors check calcs in both tests and clearly read the TI-89 on my calculator and approved accordingly.
    I don't think schools are checking properly for calculators that have been prohibited. The day before the test I went through and deleted all my programs expecting them check my calc. They didn't check it at all.

    The info I posted on what calculators are allowed and what ones aren't came from,

    www.act.org/aap/taking/calculator.html

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    youre right, thats what it says on the site, i gues theres some flaw between the ACT company based out of Iowa and the Proctors they hire. At least here in Tampa Florida at test center Walter L. Sickles High School. it clearly states on their site its prohibited, in bold. i dont know what the deal is.

    edit>> maybe its a new rule?

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    Seriously, does anyone know much about programming the friggin' thing? I wouldn't have posted that code if I didn't have hope of getting help. It's so hard to find a decent website through all the filters we have at school and I don't get after school access very often.
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    Re: Anyone around here fluent in ti83?

    Originally posted by deathstryke
    I was just wondering. I tend to do most of my programming on it since it happens to be on me at all times and is thus more convenient than c++. I'm currently trying to make a program to handle the "ambiguous case of the law of sines" that I'm having difficulty with. Here's the code.

    Code:
    :Lbl {theta}
    :0->A:0->B:0->C:0->E:0->F:0->G:0->H:0->{theta}
    : Disp "SIDE?"
    :Input A
    : Disp "SIDE?"
    :Input B
    : Disp "ANGLE OPPOSITE SECOND SIDE?"
    :Input {theta}
    :A(sin({theta})->H
    :If B<H
    :Then
    : Disp "NO SOLUTION"
    :If B>H and  A>B
    :Then
    :Goto A
    :If B>H and A<B
    :Then
    :Goto B
    :Lbl B
    :asin((Asin(B))/B)->C
    :180-({theta}+C)->D
    : (Bsin(D))/sin({theta})->E
    :ClrHome
    : Disp "SOLUTIONS:"
    : Disp "SIDE 1: "B
    : Disp "ANGLE 1: "{theta}
    : Disp "SIDE 2: "A
    : Disp "ANGLE 2: "C
    : Disp "SIDE 3: "E
    : Disp "ANGLE 3: "D
    :Pause
    :ClrHome
    :Goto {theta}
    A(sin({theta})->H
    You have too many open parenthesis here.

    Also, whenever you have a Then, you should use an End to end the then. Kind of like { and } in C/C++. Then={ and End=}

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    the big issue is that it won't output anything when I input a one solution case. I changed the code earlier (will post in the morning) to be better mathematically, but it still doesn't work.
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    New code:
    Code:
    :Lbl {theta}
    :0->A:0->B:0->C:0->E:0->F:0->G:0->H:0->{theta}
    :Disp "SIDE?"
    :Input B
    :Disp "SIDE?"
    :Input A
    :Disp "ANGLE OPPOSITE SECOND SIDE?"
    :Input {theta}
    :Asin({theta})->H
    :If B<H
    :Then
    :Disp "NO SOLUTION"
    :If B>H and  A>B
    :Then
    :Goto A
    :End
    :If B>H and A<B
    :Then
    :Goto B
    :End
    :If B=H
    :Then
    :Goto C
    :End
    :Lbl B
    :asin((Asin({theta}))/B)->C
    :180-({theta}+C)->D
    :(Bsin(D))/sin({theta})->E
    :ClrHome
    :Disp "SOLUTIONS:"
    :Disp "SIDE 1: ",B
    :Disp "ANGLE 1: ",{theta}
    :Disp "SIDE 2: ",A
    :Disp "ANGLE 2: ",C
    :Disp "SIDE 3: ",E
    :Disp "ANGLE 3: ",D
    :Pause
    :ClrHome
    :Goto {theta}
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    Code:
    :Lbl {theta}
    :0->A:0->B:0->C:0->E:0->F:0->G:0->H:0->{theta}
    :Disp "SIDE?"
    :Input B
    :Disp "SIDE?"
    :Input A
    :Disp "ANGLE OPPOSITE SECOND SIDE?"
    :Input {theta}
    :Asin({theta})->H
    :If B<H
    :Then
    :Disp "NO SOLUTION"
    :Stop
    :End  
    :If B>H 
    :Then
    :If A>B
    :Goto A
    :If A<B
    :Goto B
    :End
    :If B=H
    :Goto C
    :Lbl B
    :asin((Asin({theta}))/B)->C
    :180-({theta}+C)->D
    :(Bsin(D))/sin({theta})->E
    :ClrHome
    :Disp "SOLUTIONS:"
    :Disp "SIDE 1: ",B
    :Disp "ANGLE 1: ",{theta}
    :Disp "SIDE 2: ",A
    :Disp "ANGLE 2: ",C
    :Disp "SIDE 3: ",E
    :Disp "ANGLE 3: ",D
    :Pause
    :ClrHome
    :Goto {theta}
    As I told you, all of your then's need an end. Also, if you only want the 1 line after an if executed, a then/end isn't needed. I also took the liberty of optimizing the code a bit.

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    Thumbs up

    thanx man, it worked like a charm. What confuses me is that I made a big (2Kish) program with if then loops everywhere without a single end that works just fine. The program was designed to roll stats for d&d using various methods. Oh well, now I just have to get the rest of the program working and formatted for the screen.
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    If you ever have troubles again PM me, ive made several (10-12) games for the TI-83 plus, but I stopped when the limitations ........ed me off, I tried to learn asm coding with it, but it was too confusing, I would have helped you but havent been on in the past few weeks.
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    Will do. Programming really helps pass the time in math.
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