# Looking for some order to learn algebra

1. May 14, 2017

### awholenumber

i have some confusions with some terms ,especially terms like simplify , solve .
Factors ,GCF ,LCM

Should i start learning it like this ?
Simplify fraction
Simplify Algebraic expression
Simplify Algebraic fractions
Solve Algebraic equations

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2. May 14, 2017

### FactChecker

The looks ok to me. You might look at Schaum's Outline of Elementary Algebra to see what they do.

3. May 14, 2017

### awholenumber

Thanks a lot :)

4. May 14, 2017

### Staff: Mentor

@FactChecker's suggestion is a good one, IMO.

The list above is a rough start, but most of the divisions are too broad to be very helpful.
We could include with "simplify fraction" these operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of rational expressions. Simplifying algebraic fractions usually means removing common factors from the numerator and denominator, and these depend on knowledge of factoring and least common multiple.

"Algebraic expression" could include lots of topics, including linear and quadratic expressions, rational expressions, expressions with radicals, expressions with exponents, and lots more.

"Algebraic equations" likewise includes many subtopics.

5. May 14, 2017

### awholenumber

Thanks a lot for the suggestions Mark44 ,