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#1 2011-10-13 09:59:34

Registered: 2011-10-13
Posts: 1

Introduction pinkdaisy

Hello everyone

I am new here and need to learn algebra. I have returned to school after being out for more than 35 years. I have never had algebra in my life. I have tried buying books to help me learn but they tend to be too technical and I end up frustrated and lost.

I have to start from the very beginning. The most math I have ever had was the basics; add, subtract, multiple and divide so this is going to be a challenge. If anyone has any knowledge that will help me please feel free to put it up. All help is welcome.

This site was recommended by a friend. She said there may be other sites that will help too.


#2 2011-10-13 10:34:12

From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 108,443

Re: Introduction pinkdaisy

Hi pinkdaisy;

Welcome to the forum. Do you have a book you are learning out of? Are you in some kind of algebra course?

You can start here.

At the first sign of danger, bring your questions right back here. I will assist, or someone else will.

I admire your courage.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.


#3 2011-10-13 11:04:12

Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,636

Re: Introduction pinkdaisy

Hi pinkdaisy, and welcome.

Start where bobbym suggested, and do the questions at the bottom of each page.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman


#4 2011-10-13 21:01:25

bob bundy
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 7,835

Re: Introduction pinkdaisy

hi pinkdaisy

Welcome to the forum.

Yes, you'll get help here.  Just try to be as clear as you can about what you are stuck on.  smile

This site was recommended by a friend.

We thank your friend for this kindness and praise her (?) wisdom.  up


Last edited by bob bundy (2011-10-13 21:03:53)

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei


#5 2011-10-14 02:11:49

Sarah Rebekah
Registered: 2011-09-25
Posts: 540

Re: Introduction pinkdaisy

Welcome to the forum

Love is the key to life


#6 2011-10-14 21:45:32

Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 22,555

Re: Introduction pinkdaisy

Hi pinkdaisy,

Welcome to the forum!

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi. 

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.


#7 2011-10-14 23:33:40

Real Member
From: Harlan's World
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 16,030

Re: Introduction pinkdaisy

hi pinkdaisy

welcome to the forum!!!

all questions are welcome here!

“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.


#8 2012-04-03 18:34:35

Registered: 2012-03-27
Posts: 21

Re: Introduction pinkdaisy

Hi Pinkdaisy,
Welcome to the forum. Maths is fun when you try to learn it.So, Just give it a try.

Last edited by anky2930 (2012-04-03 18:35:02)


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