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**mamabear****Member**- Registered: 2012-02-08
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Hi everyone! As I just wrote the subject line I couldn't help but think what a loser I must sound like. Well I am here like everyone else; to learn some tips and tricks maybe. In a way, I wanted to share my story to stress the importance of finishing your education. I chose to raise my children first and then go back for my grade 12 which now I'm wondering if that was such a wise choice as I sit here nearly ripping out my hair trying to plug away at this trigonometry, grrrr

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 15,796

hi mamabear

welcome to the forum!!!if you ever have any problems feel free to ask.

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.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 91,501

Hi mamabear;

Welcome to the forum! I think you are right, It is not a wise choice to rip your hair out. It may not grow back! Posting the problem is much easier and less painful unless you are talking to me.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
- Posts: 15,375

Hi mamabear,

**Welcome to the forum!**

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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**DavidB****Member**- Registered: 2006-09-08
- Posts: 13

Hi, "mamabear".

Welcome to the Math is Fun forums. Good to have you here. There is a lot of math-related information here and many knowledgeable members. I am sure you will find these forums an excellent resource for any math-related question.

By the way: *No*, you do not sound like a loser. Life has many twists and turns; you are just doing things in a different order than other people.

See you around the forums.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Welcome mamabear. You are, in fact, a winner in life, aren't you?

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

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