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November 20th, 2015, 07:14 AM   #1
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Studying Math at University: How to catch up the high school basics?

Hello everyone,

I take like my 9000th approach to get into "scientific" math. After I found myself pretty succesful in lectures on logics and such, I still struggle with "true" mathematics at university level.
I am not sure, whether I get the more complicated concepts the lectures are about, but basically I find myself not being able to handle the kinda basic steps in mathematics, since I slept pretty much all my high school time. :/

Is there any book or website, that covers all the basics of high school topics without being too extensive? So something that's complete, but comes "to the point" and concedes the reader some cognitive capacity?
It really makes me dull, to read through all those high school books which serve 3 lines of "rules" every 20 pages.

If you could recommend anything like to me, I would be very grateful!

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I haven't used these books personally, but you could try:

An SAT I book such as Kaplan New SAT 2016 Strategies, Practice and Review with 3 Practice Tests: Book + Online by Kaplan | 9781625231543 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble

An SAT II Math book such as Barron's SAT Subject Test Math Level 2, 11th Edition by Richard Ku M.A. | 9781438003740 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble

Without stating what country you are in (I don't know what GE means) and the highest level of math you know, it could be hard to help you. For example, can you solve this system of linear equations?

-x + 2y = 1
3x - 4y = 1
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