Hello, I am just getting restarted with mathematics as an adult. Although it was always easy, I hated math when I was a kid/in school. I have recently decided to give it an honest second chance to see if I have any interest for a possible career change. So I got Algebra II for Dummies. I am already running into the same problem I had in school that teachers would never answer. Man would I be excited if someone could really answer some these questions for me. I just went over the review for factoring. Understanding is no problem, and even figuring out the answer before reading the explanation was kind of fun I have to admit. But I am still left with "OK, but what does this do for me? Why does factoring enable me to accomplish? When/where would this actually be applied?"
I might actually like this afterall if I could figure out an actual application for all of it. Sorry if I sound like a dork!