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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello, I asked for help on the "Science & Math Textbooks" subforum, but it looks like there are not many users in there. So I hope you don't mind if I ask for help in this subforum since I need help on this soon.

Copy and paste from my other thread:

"Hello, it has been a few years since I took an algebra class, and therefore I have already forgotten a lot of material. I will be taking a college trigonometry class soon during winter session and I was wondering if you could recommend me a good Algebra I and II book to review before taking the class. I will be taking, at a later time, pre-calculus, calculus I, calculus II, etc. so, if the book covers some of that material as well, it would be a good plus.

Please recommend me only books. I know there is a lot of free material, including videos, online, but I prefer a book."

The user "slider142" replied to me and recommended me the following books: "Sheldon Axler's Algebra and Trigonometry is nice, and so is Lang's Basic Mathematics. I also recommend What Is Mathematics? just for fun, if you have the time."

However, I replied by saying that those books are more than 500 pages and that I won't be able to read most pages from either book since my class begins a month and a few weeks from now, and I also need to get ready for another class.

So, could you guys recommend me some shorter math books? What do you think of the following book?

https://www.amazon.com/Precalculus-Mathematics-Nutshell-Geometry-Trigonometry/dp/1592441300/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415518943&sr=8-1&keywords=Precalculus Mathematics in a Nutshell&tag=viglink20267-20

Copy and paste from my other thread:

"Hello, it has been a few years since I took an algebra class, and therefore I have already forgotten a lot of material. I will be taking a college trigonometry class soon during winter session and I was wondering if you could recommend me a good Algebra I and II book to review before taking the class. I will be taking, at a later time, pre-calculus, calculus I, calculus II, etc. so, if the book covers some of that material as well, it would be a good plus.

Please recommend me only books. I know there is a lot of free material, including videos, online, but I prefer a book."

The user "slider142" replied to me and recommended me the following books: "Sheldon Axler's Algebra and Trigonometry is nice, and so is Lang's Basic Mathematics. I also recommend What Is Mathematics? just for fun, if you have the time."

However, I replied by saying that those books are more than 500 pages and that I won't be able to read most pages from either book since my class begins a month and a few weeks from now, and I also need to get ready for another class.

So, could you guys recommend me some shorter math books? What do you think of the following book?

https://www.amazon.com/Precalculus-Mathematics-Nutshell-Geometry-Trigonometry/dp/1592441300/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415518943&sr=8-1&keywords=Precalculus Mathematics in a Nutshell&tag=viglink20267-20

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