I heart* my TI-84

my department (a.k.a academic group) loaned me a TI-84 Plus Silver Edition because students here are all supposed to be equipped with one. I just love how I’m learning new mathematics everyday with the TI-84. For example,

1) Andrew Wiles is wrong because according to my TI-84
$\sqrt[12]{1782^{12} + 1841^{12}} = 1922$

2) Pi is a rational because according to my TI-84
$33102 \pi = 103993$

I look forward to learning more new mathematics with my TI-84.

*just in case you do not understand sarcasm, I have provided the following references.
1) Please see the page on Simpson’s Maths Season 7 under episode Treehouse of Horror VI .

2) Martin Griffiths: The Mathematical Gazette, Vol. 86, No. 506 (Jul., 2002), pp. 263-264

To be fair, MATLAB tells me the same thing.

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