# Bootstrapping

Hey all, Just curious if anyone uses nifty calculator tricks for bootstrapping. I am looking for various ways to shave time off my test as I tend to test slow (I currently use the BA II) Thank you and good luck!

hmmm i use a TI, but im afraid i just do it manuallyâ€¦ i dont know how to use the memory, so i use a helluva lot of brackets (())(())(())(())

Iâ€™m doing this off memoryâ€¦ If you have (1+.04/2)^2 (1+.x/2)^4 = (1+.05/2)^6 I think I just push these: 1 enter .05 enter 2 / + enter 6 x^y enter 1 enter .04 enter 2 / + enter x^2 / sqrt(x) sqrt(x) enter 2 * check that. I could be wrongâ€¦ but my calculator is not handy right nowâ€¦

wrong calculatorâ€¦ nvmâ€¦ must be too earlyâ€¦

hmmm, anyone or is it always manual?

its manual boss, but rest assured, if you see a question that requires the math, it wonâ€™t involve your discounting more than 3 or 4 periodsâ€¦wouldnâ€™t be fair to make us punch into the calculatior for 5 minutes only to find you made a ( ) error and screwed it all up.