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    Question Which of these types of math is the easiest?

    COLLEGE ALGEBRA

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    PRECALCULUS -- FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS

    First of all, I haven't passed high school algebra yet, and math is not my thing... So which of these choices is easiest for someone interested in biology (me)?

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    Re: Which of these types of math is the easiest?

    They're probably all at about the same level, though when I was in high school, trigonometry and precalculus were taught together as one course.

    College algebra will probably be easiest though since it's designed for people who are not necessarily imbeciles, but do not need to take more advanced math courses.
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    Re: Which of these types of math is the easiest?

    I'm pretty good at algebra, factorisation and trigonometry, despite being in one of the lowest classes at my school..

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    Re: Which of these types of math is the easiest?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevin11951 View Post
    COLLEGE ALGEBRA

    TRIGONOMETRY

    PRECALCULUS -- FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS

    First of all, I haven't passed high school algebra yet, and math is not my thing... So which of these choices is easiest for someone interested in biology (me)?
    Maybe im missing the point, but how do those subjects help someone interested in biology?
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    Re: Which of these types of math is the easiest?

    i'd go with trig. math kinda was my thing though. honours trig was the class i got the most sleep in, so it wasn't too hard.

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    Bodsda, they help by fulfilling requirements for graduation.
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    Re: Which of these types of math is the easiest?

    I had to go to Wikipedia to find out what the terms mean. It is so long since school that I don't know them any more. My impression is that precalculus might be more useful to you.

    You should be thinking not only in terms of what you can pass easily, but also in terms of what could be useful in your later studies. For my part, I am continually surprised at how often something I learned at school in math (which I never liked, although I think I wasn't bad at it when I applied myself) turn out to be useful to me.

    Maybe you should have a talk to your biology teacher and see if you can get some advice there?
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    Re: Which of these types of math is the easiest?

    Trig provided that you've had geometry. Otherwise, algebra. I was required to take so much math for my EE degree, I wound up being just five credits shy of a math minor by the end of my sophomore years, but by that time I was getting pretty sick of math. I had all the math I needed for the rest of my courses and that was good enough for me.

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    Re: Which of these types of math is the easiest?

    They are all equally simple. Precalculus will help you later on with Biology though. Lots of graphs and stuff
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    Re: Which of these types of math is the easiest?

    For biology, I could only assume that college algebra would be the most useful. They all sound rather easy.

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