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    Will I be okay?

    I haven't took pre-calculus yet.

    I'm a sophomore. I doubled up in math (Algebra II/Geometry)

    I guess this will prepare me enough for pre-cal?

    Does pre-cal have more Algebra or Geometry in it?

    *I'm new so I don't know if this is on the right thread D:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austinn: View Post
    I haven't took pre-calculus yet.

    I'm a sophomore. I doubled up in math (Algebra II/Geometry)

    I guess this will prepare me enough for pre-cal?

    Does pre-cal have more Algebra or Geometry in it?

    *I'm new so I don't know if this is on the right thread D:
    Precalc is the next reasonable move for you. I would brush up a little with trig (just know some basic identieties, values of special angles, the difference between rads and degs, and pythagoras, of course...) Trig will be taught at some level in pre-calc. But to ensure success, buy yourself a book.. But you will do fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austinn: View Post
    I haven't took pre-calculus yet.

    I'm a sophomore. I doubled up in math (Algebra II/Geometry)

    I guess this will prepare me enough for pre-cal?

    Does pre-cal have more Algebra or Geometry in it?

    *I'm new so I don't know if this is on the right thread D:
    Undertaking Pre-Calc at the sophomore level is quite the ambitious move, but I'm certain if you could handle both Algebra II and Geometry as a freshman, you'll be fine. What you need to make sure of is that your algebra is in good form. Sloppy algebra will kill you--if not in Pre-Calc, then most certainly in Calculus, which I'd assume you'll take eventually.

    I like to say that the entire Calculus series is the best of both worlds--algebra and geometry. Calculus is (loosely) encompassed by a discipline called "Analytic Geometry," which by name alone encompasses both algebra and geometry. Therefore, in a Pre-Calc course, you'll see a lot of both as you prepare for the 3-part series that is Calculus (although in high school, you'll most likely take only the first part or two).
    Last edited by mr fantastic; September 20th 2009 at 01:19 AM. Reason: Removed things that are best left for the OP's institute Course Counsellor to determine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austinn: View Post
    I haven't took pre-calculus yet.

    I'm a sophomore. I doubled up in math (Algebra II/Geometry)

    I guess this will prepare me enough for pre-cal?

    Does pre-cal have more Algebra or Geometry in it?

    *I'm new so I don't know if this is on the right thread D:
    You should discuss your readiness for Pre-calculus with a qualified counsellor - your institute should have one.
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