Do you have to learn precalculus before doing calculus?

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- October 24th 2007, 10:12 PM #1

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- October 24th 2007, 10:17 PM #2
yes. there are many things you learn in precalculus (and college algebra) that you will need in calculus. i'll let you in on a secret. 95% of the time, when students do bad at calculus, it is not the calculus that they have trouble with, it's the stuff that comes before it, things like basic algebra and simplifying things, etc