# precalculus

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What is basic algebraic methods and is it part of calculus?

or part of precalculus?

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Do you mean that basic algebraic methods is part of precalculus?

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You set the choice and I chose one.  It was a simple answer.  What are you looking for?  When I went to school algebra was hugh school and calculus was college.

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In my educational path, you were expected to know algebra when you took calculus. It was a prerequisite. Pre-calc included algebra and trigonometry

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• 2 months later...

Basic algebraic methods are fundamental mathematical techniques used to manipulate algebraic expressions and equations. They are not part of calculus but are essential prerequisites for both precalculus and calculus. These methods include solving equations, simplifying expressions, working with variables, and understanding basic algebraic properties like the distributive property and the order of operations.

In precalculus, you build upon your algebraic skills to study topics like functions, trigonometry, and polynomial functions. These concepts are crucial for success in calculus, which is a branch of mathematics that deals with rates of change and accumulation, such as differentiation and integration.

So, to summarize, basic algebraic methods are not part of calculus but are an integral part of both precalculus and calculus, serving as the foundation upon which more advanced mathematical concepts are built.

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14 minutes ago, amaila3 said:

Basic algebraic methods are fundamental mathematical techniques used to manipulate algebraic expressions and equations. They are not part of calculus but are essential prerequisites for both precalculus and calculus. These methods include solving equations, simplifying expressions, working with variables, and understanding basic algebraic properties like the distributive property and the order of operations.

In precalculus, you build upon your algebraic skills to study topics like functions, trigonometry, and polynomial functions. These concepts are crucial for success in calculus, which is a branch of mathematics that deals with rates of change and accumulation, such as differentiation and integration.

So, to summarize, basic algebraic methods are not part of calculus but are an integral part of both precalculus and calculus, serving as the foundation upon which more advanced mathematical concepts are built.

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This is a nice summary, I hope you will look at it.

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On 10/2/2023 at 1:42 PM, studiot said:

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Yes, ChatGPT is not so bad... I think most postings of @amaila3 are just copies from ChatGPT.

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2 hours ago, Eise said:

I think most postings of @amaila3 are just copies from ChatGPT.

It looked so to me, as well.

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On 10/4/2023 at 7:11 AM, Eise said:

Yes, ChatGPT is not so bad... I think most postings of @amaila3 are just copies from ChatGPT.

Perhaps, but nevertheless the summary is good and perhaps useful to the OP as I said.

Furthermore if it is genuinely the output of an AI, known to be unreliable, then confirmation of its worth from a unreliable greybeard human may also be welcome.

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@studiot: sure. But I do not like when people give ChatGPT answers, as if they were their own. Honest would be a 'Let me ChatGPT that for you'.

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