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**scientific calculator**is a type of electronic**calculator**, usually but not always handheld, designed to calculate problems in science, engineering, and mathematics. They have almost completely replaced slide rules in traditional applications, and are widely used in both education and professional settings.People also ask, can you use a graphing calculator as a scientific calculator?

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**graphing calculator**is a**scientific calculator**with a high resolution screen and includes the ability to plot coordinates and**graph**functions.**Scientific**and**graphing calculators**still have all the basic operations available, so**we**caution students not to replace mental math and arithmetic with a**calculator**.Which TI calculators have CAS?

Calculators that have a computer algebra system are called symbolic or CAS calculators. Examples of symbolic calculators include the

**HP 50g**, the**HP Prime**, the TI-89, the TI-Nspire CAS, and the**Casio**ClassPad series.Are all graphing calculators programmable?

As you can see, these

**calculators**also have**graphing**capabilities. A**calculator**with**graphing**capabilities is most likely to be**programmable**. The easy way to tell if the**calculator**has**graphing**capabilities is by looking at the larger screen than would be found on a scientific**calculator**.