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December 22nd, 2014, 05:01 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Dec 2014 From: United States Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Help! Rusty in math and starting Statistics
Hi. I'm trying to finish my transfer degree to a state college and in order to do that I need to either take Elementary Statistics and Probability or Finite Math. I chose Stats. It's been some time since I've taken a math class, and my last class was Intermediate Algebra. I've heard that both classes I can choose from are extremely difficult but according to the prerequisites, only Intermediate Algebra is required before starting either. Now it's been years since I took Intermediate Algebra. Is there any hope I will succeed in the Statistics class? Is there any kind of prepping I can do in the mean time (two weeks) just to prepare myself? Would Finite Math have been the better choice? Any responses are greatly appreciated, thanks. edit: I just saw there is an Academic Guidance forum. Maybe this can get moved there? Last edited by Hugo V; December 22nd, 2014 at 05:04 PM. 
December 22nd, 2014, 07:24 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,968 Thanks: 1152 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond 
You may want to review Intermediate Algebra, using current course materials.

December 23rd, 2014, 08:12 AM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Dec 2014 From: United States Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 
Thanks for the reply. I'm looking up some books right now to get in order to study. Is Intermediate Algebra the equivalent to A

January 27th, 2015, 12:32 AM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Aug 2012 Posts: 229 Thanks: 3 
What kind of statistics course is it? What topics are you covering? Answering those will help us better answer your question. 

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