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Old 04-10-06, 08:02 PM
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The Holy Grail for those who dislike/struggle in algebra

http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/m...ebra/index.htm
This is a fantastic website, and I feel like I've learned more in the 30 minutes studying it than the 2 weeks studying Logarithmic Functions in class.
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Old 04-10-06, 11:54 PM
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That stuff is high school material.
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Old 04-11-06, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Yan
That stuff is high school material.
It's algebra, obviously it's high school material. I'm also pretty sure phantom is in HS, and that most people on the planet couldn't solve a quadradic equation if their life depended on it.


Thanks for the source phantom, always good to have more resources.
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I learned algrebra in 6th grade.
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The reason most people can't solve the quadratic equation is simply because once you're out of high school and inthe real world. YOU NEVER ****ING NEED It. I've developed complex software that has been capable of scaling thousands to hundreds of thousands of simultaneous users and I've never once had to use the quadratic equation. That is why, despite several years of memorizing it I have to look the formula up if i ever need it. Which aside from people saying, oh do you know the quadratic equation I never have.

The site however seems to be a great source albeit I feel it is badly presented.
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Originally Posted by TexasGuy
The reason most people can't solve the quadratic equation is simply because once you're out of high school and inthe real world. YOU NEVER ****ING NEED It. I've developed complex software that has been capable of scaling thousands to hundreds of thousands of simultaneous users and I've never once had to use the quadratic equation. That is why, despite several years of memorizing it I have to look the formula up if i ever need it. Which aside from people saying, oh do you know the quadratic equation I never have.

The site however seems to be a great source albeit I feel it is badly presented.
also if once in your life you do need your quadratic equation most new TI graphing calculators have a program called polysolver, but dont tell my math teacher that.
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That is a great source. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Katrogen
That is a great source. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by TexasGuy
[D]espite several years of memorizing it I have to look the formula up if i ever need it.
Don't memorize formulas. Memorize methods.

Formula for solving quadratic equations = ...I forget.
Method for solving quadratic equations = complete the square.
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