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August 25th, 2009, 06:39 AM  #1 
Joined: Jun 2009 Posts: 22 Thanks: 0  Which is more difficult: Precalculus or Calculus?
Which branch of mathematics would you say is more difficult to learn: Precalculus or Calculus?

August 25th, 2009, 04:35 PM  #2 
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Calculus will be even more difficult unless you master precalculus first.

August 25th, 2009, 10:25 PM  #3 
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If we assume that one has learned all prerequisites of precalculus, then if he/she has mastered precalculus, then if he/she has mastered all calculus (assuming the branches of calculus I, II & III), then he/she will have concluded that calculus is definitely a harder subject than precalculus.

August 27th, 2009, 01:27 PM  #4 
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I had a more difficult time with Precalculus, but I enjoyed it more than Calculus. Though if you take Physics, you will appreciate Calculus ALOT more

August 27th, 2009, 03:40 PM  #5 
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Ah, what the heck. . .? Both precalculus and calculus are incredibly easy!

August 27th, 2009, 03:46 PM  #6  
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August 27th, 2009, 03:48 PM  #7 
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Ha ha ha! 
August 28th, 2009, 01:39 AM  #8 
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Easy? In that case, find the exact value of 
August 28th, 2009, 02:53 AM  #9 
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Perhaps I would have clarified this. Learning the concepts of precalculus and calculus for the regular educational purpose was easy, but not the special type of problems like those hard ones, like olympiad problems for example. I spent 30 minutes on this problem, but still no clue. Do you have a solution?

August 28th, 2009, 11:04 AM  #10 
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I know the sum's value, but I will probably not be giving any help or stating anything as to how easy or difficult it is to obtain.


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