TI BA II Plus Help / Hints?

Does anybody have any hints on how to do some calculations quicker on this calculator? The only one I’ve really found is factorials using the 2nd nCr button. Somebody posted the 2 links below but wanted to know if anyone had any hints on how to get some of the statistical questions and other ones done quicker since time is very important on the test. Thanks in advance. Matt http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/ti_ba2/ http://www.tvmcalcs.com/

learn how to use the stats spreadsheet. it’s a lifesaver when you have to calculate std dev, covariance, etc. also learn how to use the depreciation one. that’s really helpful when they ask what the balance/ depreciation expense is in year X.

do they such computing intensive questions? S

dspapo, Thanks for the response and hint. I messed around with the stat function before class tonight some and it looks to be quite beneficial as a time saver. If I can save a good 5 - 10 minutes over the course of the exam that’d be a huge help. I plan on spending time during work tomorrow figuring it out more. Thanks and good luck.

I have the BA II Plus Professional and am having trouble getting the bond calculations to work. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong…what should be entered for the “YLD” ?