# Tell me to say something and I will speak

Tell me to say something and I will speak,

I can split things up or double them in size.

No, I'm not living, since I am man made.

Most love me, but others forbid my aid.

Some occupation need to utilize me every day.

Some of me may sound like American music makers, but I am far from that.

I have 10 main components with an additional four.

But, if you upgrade me I may do wrong, soak up the sun, or become part of a tree.

So tell me this, What am I?

Are you

Arithmetic A calculator/Abacus

An Arithmetic calculator answers basic math questions

Tell me to say something and I will speak,

You can write many words on a calculator (from comments)

I can split things up or double them in size.

Split = Divide, double = multiply

No, I'm not living, since I am man made.

Arithmetic is man made although it is based on logic Calculators are man made

Most love me, but others forbid my aid.

They are forbidden on some exams, but students love them.

Some occupation need to utilize me every day.

Some cashiers use calculators everyday, as do many other professions in engineering/science

Some of me may sound like American music makers, but I am far from that.

Texas Instruments is a popular calculator brand, it sounds like a band from Texas playing instruments (from comments)

I have 10 main components with an additional four.

10 digits with "+ - / *"

But, If you upgrade me I may do wrong, soak up the sun, or become part of a tree.

Upgrade a standard calculator to a scientific one, and you get the functions SIN, TAN, LOG which is something wrong, soaking up the sun, and part of a tree (from comments)

• You guess is incorrect, but you mentioned the correct answer in your post! – QuantumTwinkie Aug 3 '18 at 16:43
• oh i got it. Updating my answer – wolfram42 Aug 3 '18 at 16:45
• That is correct, the only thing is ROT13(V jnf ersreevat gb Grknf vafgehzragf(n cbchyne oenaq) sbe bar pyhr, naq va gur ynfg V jnf ersreevat gb FVA, GNA, naq YBT, juvpu ner shapgvbaf ba n pnyphyngbe. :Q) – QuantumTwinkie Aug 3 '18 at 17:06
• Also the fact that you can do this with it. wikihow.com/Write-Words-With-a-Calculator – QuantumTwinkie Aug 3 '18 at 17:09

Are you

Tell me to say something and I will speak,

I can split things up or double them in size

I'm not entirely sure about this one. Maybe it's referring to how many items you can view per page?

No, I'm not living, since I am man made.

Thank you, humanity. This is one of our greatest accomplishments.

Most love me, but others forbid my aid.

Like on a test, or homework, or at work if your boss is stingy.

Some occupation need to utilize me every day.

I google stack exchange pretty much everyday, would that count? But seriously, Google is imperative for many jobs, mostly because it's used as a fact checker more than anything else (though I would recommend caution with this, it's not good to get reliant on Google if you have a STEM related job...).

Some of me may sound like American music makers, but I am far from that.

I have 10 main components with an additional four.

I'm not sure what this is. Maybe it's referring to the number counterpart of Google, a googol.

But, If you upgrade me I may do wrong, soak up the sun, or become part of a tree.

Again, not really sure on this one.

• Great guess, but incorrect. You are close though :D – QuantumTwinkie Aug 3 '18 at 15:51