# BUYING A POCKET CALCULATOR (is it necessary)

By tsuresh01

@tsuresh01 (821)

India

January 23, 2007 9:47pm CST

in recent years, pocket calculators have become almost as commonplace as wrist watches. there is now a tremendous choice of calculators at a great variety of prices.
the following points should be borne in mind when buying a calculator. firstly, there is the number of things the calculator can do. the most basic type of calculators have simply the four arithmetical functions(add,sub,multi, and divi) with perhaps a few other functions like percentage and square root .. and now days scientific, mathematical, statistical or other use,, do u really live to be used....

2 responses

@jwin2003 (242)

• United States

24 Jan 07

it really depends on your job i feel.. i do think its handy to have one around .. like the post before me yes cell phones have a calculator but there not as fast and cannot do anything complex. but like i said it really depends what you do for a living if it would be convenient or effecient for you to carry one around...

@emquinsat (1059)

• Philippines

24 Jan 07

I don't think thats necessary. If you have a cellphone in your pocket you wouldn't need a pocket calculator. Cellphones has the calculator function and i even have a scientific calculator software in my phone so i dont think i'd need to have a seperate gadget.