So, I hated math in high school, and thus did very poorly in it when I even went at all. Lately, though, I've been reading up more on it and doing some on my own, and find I quite like it and find it very interesting, it was just taught very poorly, also I'm in my secondish semester of college and I've switched my major to economics, something sort of math-intensive. I'm a bit behind since I have a VERY poor math background, and just following the regular course of classes will take quite a while, so I'm trying to study independently so I can jump up to Calculus I or II next semester. I've got some Calculus study guides and used textbooks to learn from, but before that, I want to know what precalculus topics I REALLY need to know to move forward?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Obviously trigonometry, but what type of algebra should I REALLY know like the back of my hand? For example, do I really need to have a good knowledge of synthetic division, etc to be successful in studying and attending calculus courses? I want to just do a quick review/self-study of the important precalculus topics that will be important for understanding and learning calculus itself before I really get in it. If someone could give me a list of the most important precalculus concepts to go over, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks.

(hope this is the right forum for this, seems it)

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