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    What 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.
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    Re: 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.
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    Re: 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!
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