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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: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 16,000

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: 102,265

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.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
- Posts: 20,082

Hi mamabear,

**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.

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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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