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## What should I study before college algebra?

Topics include **polynomial**; logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities, systems of equations, conic sections, and mathematical modeling. This is a challenging and technical course primarily intended for those majoring in Mathematics, Physical Science or Engineering.

## What math do you need to know for college algebra?

Most high schools require three years of math: either two years of **algebra and one of geometry**, or these integrated into a three-sequence course. This is the standard preparation for college algebra or precalculus.

## How difficult is college algebra?

College Algebra, like any lower division math course is extremely easy… At this **level there is no “easy” and there is no “hard”**. … There is math that you know (easy) and math that you have yet to learn (hard).

## Is college algebra easy?

**College Algebra is often easier for students who have just taken an Algebra course**. But if you don’t have recent experience in Algebra, you will probably pass College Mathematics more easily. Both exams are doable if you study. The math CLEP subjects have more free resources than other subjects.

## How long is college algebra?

Most college algebra courses are worth **three or four credit hours**.

## Is college algebra algebra 1 or 2?

**Neither College Algebra** nor any other college course has been approved as an equivalent of Algebra II/Advanced Algebra. Algebra II or Advanced Algebra is required for high school graduation.

## How do I know if Im ready for college algebra?

**You’ll need to know the following topics in order to be prepared for College Algebra.**

- Whole Numbers and Integers.
- Fractions and Decimals.
- Expressions and Equations.
- Geometry and Measurement.
- Probability and Statistics.
- Linear Equations and Functions.
- Systems of Equations and Word Problems.
- Exponents and Polynomials.

## What math comes after algebra 2?

The typical order of math classes in high school is:

Geometry. Algebra 2/**Trigonometry**. **Pre-Calculus**. **Calculus**.

## What college math is the easiest?

The easiest would be **Contemporary Mathematics**. This is usually a survey class taken by students not majoring in any science. The hardest is usually thought to be Calculus I.

## Is college hard or easy?

In summary, **college classes are definitely harder than high school classes**: the topics are more complicated, the learning is more fast-paced, and the expectations for self-teaching are much higher. HOWEVER, college classes are not necessarily harder to do well in.

## Is college trigonometry hard?

**College trig seems harder**. I think it is harder. In high school class we learned sine, cosine, tangent. In my college class we also had to know the unit circle like the back of our hand, did trig identity proofs, and had difficult problems on exams and quizzes.

## How bad is an F in college?

A **failing grade will likely hurt your** GPA (unless you took the course pass/fail), which could jeopardize your financial aid. The failure will end up on your college transcripts and could hurt your chances of getting into graduate school or graduating when you originally planned to.