#1

So, I have my College Algebra final tomorrow (kind of a dumb name for a highschool class). I got misplaced in math this year, and I'm barely passing. I have a 62% for the semester which equals 80% of my final grade, with the final making up the other 20%. Lucky I'm not alone in my failure, so instead of the regular grading scale, I only need a 55% to pass.

So what my fellow UGers do I need to get to pass this horrid class?

So what my fellow UGers do I need to get to pass this horrid class?

#2

A passionate night with the teacher.

#3

I suggest getting an A so your transcript doesn't have a big "D" on it.

#4

common sense will tell you that anything higher than a 62 and you'll be fine...

#5

I wish I could help, but since 2004, Ive listened to Dillinger Escape Plan and Meshuggah and I get all the daily math I need.

What you can do, though, is study as hard as you can. Memorizing formulas is key.

What you can do, though, is study as hard as you can. Memorizing formulas is key.

#6

hahah dude if you can't even figure this out you're completely ****ed on a MATH exam

#7

So what my fellow UGers do I need to get to pass this horrid class?

study?

#8

I'm honestly terrible at math. This class is way beyond my capabilities. I get A's and B's in every other class, including college level and advanced classes in every subject except math. I've really tried this semester, much harder than I did in my other classes, I'm just terrible at math.

Oh and by the way, that was to the guy who told me to study, which is what I've been doing the majority of the day.

Oh and by the way, that was to the guy who told me to study, which is what I've been doing the majority of the day.

#9

hahah dude if you can't even figure this out you're completely ****ed on a MATH exam

No one else has offered a better answer, including yourself.

#10

Ohhh god forbid someone use a calculator and some actual math to answer the ****ing question. #1 you need a 27% on your final to get a 55% in the class; #2, prolly why you have a 62% in the first place: Overall Grade (55%) = current grade (62%) x weight (80%) + final score (X) x weight (20%), do algebra and ya got it.

#11

No one else has offered a better answer, including yourself.

well, look, what is it exactly that you have trouble with?

#12

**** if I know, I haven't known what's been going on in

*my*Algebra class for at least a good month or two.
#13

if ur using a graphing calculator, put a lot of the formulas in ur calc so u dont have as much to memorize

#14

well, look, what is it exactly that you have trouble with?

The guy right above you answered pretty well.

#15

The guy right above you answered pretty well.

nonono, i mean, what kind of stuff are you having trouble with in the course? surely there are a few mildly intelligent people here in the Pit that may be willing to help you...

#16

I wish I could help, but since 2004, Ive listened to Dillinger Escape Plan and Meshuggah and I get all the daily math I need.

What you can do, though, is study as hard as you can. Memorizing formulas is key.

hilarious, the 2nd part, not the first...but uhh, math. i hate math, sucks that they misplaced you and youre most likely screwed, but like they said about memorizing formulas

i remember just barely passing geometry with a d both semesters so they put me in applied algebra 2 the next year (applied = retarded). i passed that with a's both semesters and they tried to put me in calculus honors for my last year, needless to say i was mortified

#17

this is why im a music major lol i still gottaa take college algebra but no other math is required

#18

nonono, i mean, what kind of stuff are you having trouble with in the course? surely there are a few mildly intelligent people here in the Pit that may be willing to help you...

Oh, sorry I thought you had just misunderstood my question. I think I've got a fair understanding of most of the things. I a lot of stuff dealing with functions (functions= the devil). I've got a pretty decent study guide, I was just wondering how well I needed to do because I have to finish a College English paper by Monday that decides if I get an A or B.

#19

WRite the formulas on little cards and tape them to the inside of a hoodie.

Been using that trick since the 5th grade...

Been using that trick since the 5th grade...

#20

hilarious, the 2nd part, not the first...but uhh, math. i hate math, sucks that they misplaced you and youre most likely screwed, but like they said about memorizing formulas

i remember just barely passing geometry with a d both semesters so they put me in applied algebra 2 the next year (applied = retarded). i passed that with a's both semesters and they tried to put me in calculus honors for my last year, needless to say i was mortified

How in the world did you manage that? In my school you have to get an A or B+ in Geometry just to get a shot at AP Calculus, which isn't for another three years afterwards.

#21

Honestly, if you have a graphing calculator and you know how to use it, there is absolutely no reason you should fail your final.

#22

How in the world did you manage that? In my school you have to get an A or B+ in Geometry just to get a shot at AP Calculus, which isn't for another three years afterwards.

Ya same at my school. They put me in Geometry in 8th grade. I ace every test, so ima get shoved into AP Calc for my sophmore year.

#23

if ur using a graphing calculator, put a lot of the formulas in ur calc so u dont have as much to memorize

AKA cheat.