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  • 1. Evolution of a Calculator By Jake Peterson
  • 2. Calculators are a useful tool for a wide array of people. They help students to businessmen do all kinds of calculations. Over the years, they have developed to become more and more advanced.
  • 3. The abacus originated in China Was used to do simple calculations
  • 4. <ul><li>Developed in late 1800s </li></ul><ul><li>Had the ability to add and do direct multiplication </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>Invented in the mid 1900s </li></ul><ul><li>Portable size </li></ul><ul><li>Battery operated </li></ul><ul><li>Used a chip </li></ul><ul><li>This made small calculators possible </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>Basic calculator able to do simple calculations </li></ul><ul><li>Could add, subtract, multiply, and divide </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller and more portable </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>Calculator that could keep records of what was done </li></ul><ul><li>Had more functions than the previous models </li></ul><ul><li>Good for accountants and people who work with numbers </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>Got smaller and skinnier </li></ul><ul><li>Had more abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Able to do trigonometric functions </li></ul><ul><li>Useful to a student in school </li></ul>
  • 9. <ul><li>Similar to older version </li></ul><ul><li>Made larger screen </li></ul><ul><li>Added ability to show graphs and tables </li></ul><ul><li>Common calculators used in high schools </li></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>Made simpler calculators that would appeal to younger kids </li></ul><ul><li>More portable and better looking </li></ul><ul><li>Some were bendable and clear </li></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>Made more advanced calculators accessible on phones </li></ul><ul><li>Just needed to buy the app </li></ul><ul><li>Saved money </li></ul><ul><li>No more need to carry a calculator </li></ul>
  • 12. Future In the future I believe calculators will no longer be needed. As a child, a small chip will be put in our brain that allows us to do calculations in our head.

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