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Why Do People Not Use A Calculator When Shopping

Is buying a expensive calculator worth it?

Let me give you one example where I believe it is worth it …The math professors at the regional college near here demonstrate all calculator skills with the TI-84-Plus calculator, but they suggest that all students buy their own 83+ or 84+ model.First, I bought the 84+ Silver Edition, but when I found out that the CE had come out, I decided to splurge. It’s the best decision I ever made, and I found out last year, that the people at TI even upgraded the operating system to add features that I’d thought should have been there, features that still are not available on the Silver Edition or on the older 84’s or 83’s.If you will be taking math at the university, find out what calculator will be used for all demonstrations, then buy the best possible upgrade of that model.Do not do what some students do … they find out from a math friend that they absolutely love a different but possibly better calculator, and it might be better, but when the professor demonstrates how to solve something on one calculator, the same method might not work on that “other” calculator. (However, there’s nothing wrong with learning, on your own time, to use a second calculator. I do own an HP Prime and a TI-nspire CX CAS, but because I used the 84-CE so much for homework (including almost all of the unassigned problems in the Study Plan), that is the first calculator that I usually pick up when I want to do a quick calculation.Postscript:If your professors do recommend the 84, do some research: Google Search: Why the TI-84-CE is better than all the other TI-84's

Why do many mainland Chinese people ignore shopkeepers?

Ahh , it's embarrassing. Yes, it is rude.  And lots of Chinese do this, but not all. I guess we are used to not greeting the shopkeepers in China. In United States, sometimes in small town people say hello to each other when they meet on streets. But in China, with its enormous population, people are pre-disposed to ignore other people because there are so many people. You don't have the time to greet everybody. That partly explains why they ignore the shopkeepers. But that's not the whole reason.Now I am going to reveal a more embarrasing reason for my culture. Chinese culture is very education/status/money-conscious. People who don't have enough status or money don't have dignities in China. I know it sounds very harsh but it's true. If you come to China, you can see everybody admires high-status businessman like Jack Ma. Less people care about poor or disadvantaged groups than Americans generally do.  Shopkeepers and street cleaners in China are simply not treated with enough respect.  In the US, every person on every job almost is treated with politeness or respect. It is a much more relaxing culture to live in, because you don't have to worry if you don't have a LV bag  or a Beemer to drive.  I guess in China, with limited resource and huge population, it is normal yet sad to see this phenomenon, which everybody tries to attain the good resource, like money, job, whatever you call it. Everybody in China is climbing up the social ladder to be more prominent and the competition is severe. It's the reality. And I guess and hope that it would change for the better when my country reaches a certain level of prosperity and awareness.But trust me the shoppers don't mean ill. They are just used to their way. And in China, the shopkeepers don't greet the customers very often, but they will respond quickly if you need something. Chinese culture is VERY practical and some consider politeness as unnecessary. Ahh, i know this means not much, but I hope I can apologize to you for my country's shoppers.

Which online store should I use to shop for used graphic calculators?

This is the graphic calculator i used throughout my Maths A Levels and has served me very well, pricey but well worth it. Interface is simple and relatively easy to understand. And believe me some graphic calculators are terrible on that front.http://www.google.co.uk/products...

Do I need a graphinh calculator for high school?

Yes, you will most definitely need one. Tell the parents to suck it up and buy it used online. There are a lot on ebay. It's much more expensive to buy a graphing calculator in store than one thats used online.

Can you pawn a T.I. Calculator?

I am a pawnbroker in WA and have good news and bad news. I buy TI calcs if and ONLY if the person who brings it in has the manual, and if the calc is in good condition, with the cover. I can't sell a TI without a manual, so I don't buy them without a manual. If you have the manual and it's in good shape, call up your local pawn shop and ask them for an estimate. They will want to know the model # and what kind it is, graphic or scientific or graphic scientific. My estimates are based on the current retail value of a particular item, and my ability to re-sell it. Let's say your calculator is selling at Office Max for $150. My re-sell amount would be in between $80 and $110, depending on the condition of the item. I would offer you in between $20 and $40, again, depending on the condition. I am able to buy an item for a fourth to a third of my re-sell amount in order to make margin. It's that amount because, let's say, the item sits on my shelf for a while collecting dust, and one day someone comes in and offers to pay $60 for an item I've got priced at $90. I am able to discount the item because I have a margin for discounting based on my cost of the item, what I payed for it. Give it a try and see if the money's right, if not, there's always craigslist!

TI-83 calculator VS TI-84 calculator!!!!!!?

ok im going into 8th grade and school supply shopping TODAY! i need to know if my school supply list says "scientific calculator or TI-83 (TI-83 is recommend for Algebra 1 and course 3) i am in course 3 and i found a TI-84 at target for $99 and all the TI-83's were more expensive. so all i really need to know is the difference between the 2 (TI-83 and TI-84) THANK YOU SO MUCH! and remember im going into 8th grade and i will be using this calculator through collage :) thank u and god bless <3

If Chinese people are good at maths, then why do they use calculators when you purchase something from their store?

You must understand that people with Chinese ethnicity are not born with immediate math intelligence- a newborn child won’t com out of their mothers womb, and have a mind explosion of knowledge to solve difficult mathematics questions that even a person like you can answer in a hour.The “Chinese” people who you are idealizing in your mind- that they’re amazing at math- is someone who has studied and worked hard to gain that knowledge.From this question, you are grouping all people with Chinese ethnicity as with math intelligence. And, by saying they use calculators, you are saying that everyone with Chinese ethnicity use calculators when they are selling something (anyways, who said that all Chinese people sell things!?).Don’t you find that ridiculous?You don’t even know whether the seller is good at math, why do you assume that all of the ‘Chinese people’ need to use the calculator.Don’t you find your own question funny?If they are very good at math, they will be able to solve many problems, and maybe be rich- meaning they are more than capable than becoming a seller.So, maybe, just maybe, those Chinese people you see, use a calculator for a reason.And you can perhaps find that reason if you search, “Why do people use calculators” on Quora.P.S, I’m not upset, so don’t worry.:)

How can I calculate a used vehicle's sales tax in California?

If you're selling your vehicle, you don't need to pay sales tax. This is because taxes are collected from the purchaser rather than the seller. As a seller, you already paid sales taxes.NOTE: If you're a dealership, it's a different story. Dealers are often expected to collect sales tax, either by the state tax authority or by the lender that finances the car (assuming the car is financed). But private sellers do not need to collect taxes.To your question, sales tax is usually based on where the purchaser will register the vehicle. If, for example, someone from Wyoming buys a car in California, they don't pay California's sales tax: they pay the sales tax in their home state when they register.My guess is that this rule is designed to discourage consumers from shopping in states, cities, and/or counties merely to try and "duck" sales tax. If, for example, you bought a car in California, you'd pay 7.5%. If you bought in Wyoming, it would be 4%. On a $50k vehicle, you could save $1,750 by traveling to Wyoming and driving back (or, just go to Oregon, where the state sales tax rate is 0%). That's a powerful incentive for people to shop out of state (or whatever), so taxes aren't based on where you buy, but where you live.Finally, you would think that city and county sales tax rates would be easy to calculate, but they're often very difficult to calculate. In my home state (Colorado), each city and county charges sales tax, plus a state sales tax, plus there are small special district taxes in a handful of communities. People often have no idea where they live (in terms of county, special district, etc.), and it's not always possible to locate an address. So it was very hard for dealerships to calculate sales tax rates, and (in Colorado) the state spent a small fortune building a website that dealers could use to verify tax rates by address.But in any case, if you're a private seller, it's the other guy's problem. If you're buying, you can probably get the answer from your local dealer.