What are the basic maths that I'll need to know (or be better off knowing) before I start to learn algebra? Obviously Multiplication and Division, but what else? Thanks in advance guys.

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- Mar 22nd 2013, 02:24 PMSynicadeWhat math do I need to know before I learn Algebra?
What are the basic maths that I'll need to know (or be better off knowing) before I start to learn algebra? Obviously Multiplication and Division, but what else? Thanks in advance guys.

- Mar 22nd 2013, 03:21 PMMacstersUndeadRe: What math do I need to know before I learn Algebra?
The core of simple algebra is knowing the Order of Operations, BEDMAS (Brackets, Exponents, Division/Multiplication, Addition/Subtraction) when evaluating expressions and SAMDEB (the reverse order) to isolate the unknown variable on one side.

- Mar 23rd 2013, 01:14 AMuperkurkRe: What math do I need to know before I learn Algebra?
As what MacstersUndead said, algebra is more about manipulating equations and rearranging them so they're simplified. You'll most certainly will want a good grasp of BEDMAS, fractions, and your times tables.

Good luck!