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April 24th, 2012, 02:57 AM   #1
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When can I move to Algebra?

Hey guys, So I am learning myself math for College as School did not do it.

I love to learn I love Math but in school I never got the chance to do much of it, (won't go into detail)

But I need help on how can I move on to Algebra? How much Basic math must one know till they can move on? How would I know when I can move on?

Basic math such as
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Subtract
Times
Multiply
Negatives Numbers
Power Numbers (need a refresher)

Thanks for anyhelp!
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April 24th, 2012, 03:04 AM   #2
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Re: When can I move to Algebra?

Do you have a strong concept about arithmatic??
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April 24th, 2012, 03:16 AM   #3
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If you have, then you can move to algebra.

P. S before moving to algebra, learning a little bit about complex number may be useful
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April 24th, 2012, 04:51 AM   #4
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Don't learn complex number now. You will be introduced to complex number in algebra. Go a head, but get a very good book.
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Re: When can I move to Algebra?

You need a very good grasp of algebra to move to calculus. It looks like you're ready to study algebra, but it will be a while until you can do calc.

Don't let the name fool you, complex numbers are very easy.
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April 24th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #6
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Re: When can I move to Algebra?

I would recommend going ahead into algebra, otherwise you may always have doubt if you are ready. You can review any arithmetic (pre-algebra) topics as they arise.

Get your hands on a good high school algebra textbook, and post here with any questions you have.
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Thanks for the help guys!

Great advice, I am going to go for it. First going to get a book to get started, and move on from there!


Thanks again!
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Let us know how it goes.
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