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#1 2011-10-14 08:59:34



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 2011-10-14 09:34:12



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.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#3 2011-10-14 10:04:12



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 2011-10-14 20:01:25

bob bundy


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 (2011-10-14 20:03:53)

You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

#5 2011-10-15 01:11:49

Sarah Rebekah
Power Member


Re: Introduction pinkdaisy

Welcome to the forum

Love is the key to life

#6 2011-10-15 20:45:32



Re: Introduction pinkdaisy

Hi pinkdaisy,

Welcome to the forum!

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

#7 2011-10-15 22:33:40

Real Member


Re: Introduction pinkdaisy

hi pinkdaisy

welcome to the forum!!!

all questions are welcome here!

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

#8 2012-04-04 16:34:35



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 (2012-04-04 16:35:02)


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