Ok so basically, I am 18, currently studying computing at university, and hopeless at maths.

I have always been a boss at quickly adding things together or solving logical problems (hence I own ass at programming algorithm solving). Sadly however, I am hopeless with algebra. I am completely useless when it comes to things such as the order of operations, learning all of the different rules (such as the exponent rules, logarithm rules, quadratic rules ect). I simply can't keep that much in my head. While I am completely hopeless, I always seem to get passing marks of 60% or more with little effort, however I am tired of completely re learning everything over and over after forgetting it.

So I was thinking maybe I should learn maths the right way and start from scratch before it's too late (because I had a test just earlier and I know I failed that, which rarely happens).

Bottom line, I suck at maths because I have no interest in it. I rape at electronic system design and algorithm design because they actually interest me (and I usually fluke the math in the process). So maybe I need to spark an interest. So feel free to post some of the awesome things you have been enabled to do since you became a maths master, maybe I will gain interest.

Also can someone tell me how to solve this. I was looking at it for ages and I clearly failed to do it properly:

Two numbers whos product is 15.78 and whos sum has a difference of 1.15