# Racer's Lounge - To anyone who is great at math PLEASE I NEED YOUR HELP GETTING READY FOR THE G.E.D.

05-20-2010, 09:08 PM
Sometime in the near future I'm gonna need help because I'm a c- if not a d student in math so please I need your help guys. And theres alot more to the english part of it then I thought.

Thanks
Matt

MeentSS02
05-20-2010, 09:09 PM
We're here to help...let's start with the basics:

2 + 2 = ?

Z28_LT1
05-20-2010, 09:14 PM
So....what type of math exactly?

05-20-2010, 09:16 PM
stuff I dont even remember learning in school it's been a long time has i'm 32 and i graduated when I was 18, They rushed me through my final year I have a problem with retention too. I'll get back with you guys tomorrow on that one. and 2+2=4 LOL I dont know but for some ungodly reason I'm having major issues with subtraction :(

Shackleford
05-20-2010, 09:17 PM
So....what type of math exactly?

Probably just arithmetic and algebra.

Z28_LT1
05-20-2010, 09:19 PM
^^^

Yeah, I thought that after I posted. I got up to Calculus in HS, I don't remember shit about Algebra now...

05-20-2010, 09:19 PM
yeah exactly I did take alegbra in high school but there is other things on there too

Z28_LT1
05-20-2010, 09:26 PM
IMO, Geometry and Basic Trig was the easiest of all the math I took in HS...

05-20-2010, 09:28 PM
just the word "trig"makes me shiver

Shackleford
05-20-2010, 09:33 PM
just the word "trig"makes me shiver

It can certainly be intimidating, but it's not too bad. Just remember the trigonometric functions such as sine, cosine, tangent, etc., are simply ratios made up of the sides of a triangle. The starting point is the unit circle. A unit circle has a radius of one.

05-20-2010, 09:36 PM
a triangle only has 3 sides right? LOL

Z28_LT1
05-20-2010, 09:49 PM
Almost all of Trig and Geometry is just a plug and play formula. If you know what you're looking for, there's a plug and play formula for it...

92builtbird
05-20-2010, 10:02 PM
I think Trig was the easiest of all the maths. Very basic functions, and either your answer was right or wrong, and you'd know it immediately just by the rules associated with sine, cosine, etc..

camaro981289
05-20-2010, 10:33 PM
Math Freakin Sucks man! Good luck to you.

SSmoken
05-21-2010, 12:13 AM
isnt it easier to just finish high school ?

KnightmareCS
05-21-2010, 12:57 AM
SOH CAH TOA
Sine- Opposite/Hypotenuse
I hate calculus.

Shackleford
05-21-2010, 08:21 AM
SOH CAH TOA
Sine- Opposite/Hypotenuse
I hate calculus.

Don't forget

cotangent: 1/tangent
cosecant: 1/sine
secant: 1/cosine

mike171562
05-21-2010, 08:24 AM
stuff I dont even remember learning in school it's been a long time has i'm 32 and i graduated when I was 18

Wait, if you graduated High School, why are you taking your GED?

05-21-2010, 08:30 AM
I did but with a special diploma I'm learning disabled I passed the reading with flying colors but failed the math portion of the h.s.c.t. and no one will take it so I have to get my ged.

ttranssam
05-21-2010, 08:56 AM
lol ha thats kind of funny. i remember trig and alegbra, there just easy for me. but when it comes to the duh stuff i have to go look back and re learn it. ive been out of school now for 8 years, now when i have to re learn the shit i need to know its soooo easy. makes me wonder how the hell i was a c student

Joshu
05-21-2010, 11:08 AM
We're here to help...let's start with the basics:

2 + 2 = ?

2+2 = Football? .... Right Coach? haha

GUYS LISTEN
There will be no trig at all on the GED tests. At most there will be simple linear algebra and geometry. I don't see any sine, cosine, tangent etc crap on there.

You will need to know basic triangulate principals like all angles add up to 180, the Pythagorean theorem, what a right triangle is etc.

GED tests are designed to help those who are obviously behind. That said, it isn't that hard if you get like a study book that many publishers offer.

You can do it man.

Juicy J
05-21-2010, 11:11 AM
Google some math tests. There are some free ones on the internet that will grade you, and show you how to do the problems that you missed.

Search for "free GED math practice test," and you might find something.

Free tests helped me out a lot in calculus. I had a 99.3 average.

It'llrun
05-21-2010, 12:03 PM
I've known more than a few people who took the GED and most had no trouble passing. It didn't cover serious math and was surely more about English. I know 1 person who took it twice. He was labeled SLD and while he didn't make it the 1st time, it wasn't because he couldn't pass, but instead because he rushed through things that he felt slowed him down. He seemed to think it was a race, probably because it was a timed test.

Simply enough, I suggest you read every question you get to, twice, unless you recognize the answer immediately. If it's truly a "no brainer" for you, answer and move along. If you finish before time is up(if they still time it), go back and look over your work. Once you do that, your odds of passing are pretty good. Anyone who can read and write well is likely to pass the GED the 1st time, provided they paid attention to the questions.

TXZ28LS1
05-21-2010, 12:16 PM
I just got done with college algebra and brain dumped everything.. got a B in that class..definitely hate math..:bang: