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May 20th, 2015, 07:47 AM  #1  
Member Joined: Aug 2014 From: Mars Posts: 74 Thanks: 8  Math 120 prep?
My degree states I need Math 120 at minimum. Last time I took the class (10 years ago), I failed... They went over mostly graphs. I am thinking it is mostly calculus, but am not for sure. I called administration and they repeated what is in the catalog. Quote:
My main question is how to prepare for this class. My career counselor 10 years ago recommended math 096, which I took and passed with no issue. At the end of last year I finished the book "Practical Algebra" and that book was the same stuff as math 096. So how do I prepare for this class? My best guess is calculus, which I have "How to Ace Calculus: The Streetwise Guide" and "Calculus Made Easy". Help Last edited by skipjack; May 22nd, 2016 at 12:45 AM.  
July 5th, 2015, 05:45 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2013 From: New York, USA Posts: 477 Thanks: 71 
It doesn't sound like a calculus course. Colleges are required to announce the textbook in advance, so you could look at the book the course will use.

May 19th, 2016, 12:14 PM  #3  
Member Joined: Aug 2014 From: Mars Posts: 74 Thanks: 8  Quote:
College Mathematics Edition: 3rd Author: Lambert I can find nowhere on the net. But I'm only look at the bookstore from the college site. I will have to wander in and take some photos of this bad boy. Last edited by skipjack; May 22nd, 2016 at 12:08 AM.  
May 21st, 2016, 07:20 PM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2013 From: New York, USA Posts: 477 Thanks: 71  http://www.amazon.com/BasicCollege.../dp/B000RZXGKY says "(University of Nevada, Reno, Math 120)." Is that the book? Is that the school you go to? Unfortunately the website doesn't give an edition number. Wherever you attend, the college should provide an ISBN number and not just a title and author. My mom is in a book club, and one time one of the women didn't like the book, but she had read a different book with the same title.

May 22nd, 2016, 12:44 AM  #5 
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