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# i feel so stupid..

Posted by on May. 26, 2010 at 1:14 AM
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I am taking a pre algebra course this summer. I am taking it online thinking it wouldn't be too bad. Well, the instructor posted everything and even though the course doesn't start until June 7th said we could start now. So i said what the heck and started.

I feel so stupid.

I don't understand this basic math.

:(

How in the hell am i going to pass this? Better yet..how in the hell do i stand a chance in nursing if i cannot understand basic fucking math?

seriously -2-(-1- -6)+-4 shoudln't be that hard..and the examples make it look easy but then i go and do it and i get stuck..

i give up..for now. Going to bed.

by on May. 26, 2010 at 1:14 AM
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by on May. 26, 2010 at 1:16 AM
two negatives equal a positive
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by on May. 26, 2010 at 1:20 AM

Ok.  I'm not great with math, but start with doing the problem in the parenthases (sp?) and work the problem from there.  I'll work it for you and put it here.

-1 - -6 = 5

-2 - 5 = -3

-3 + -4 = -7

Basically when you subtract a larger negative from a smaller negative you get a positive than when you subtract a larger positive from a small negative you get a negative.  Add two negatives together and you get a negative.  I really hope this helped you a bit.  Good luck.

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