January 29, 2001    





What is the most difficult math you can do right now?

I might be able to fudge some algebra, but that's about it. I'm not much of a math mind...never was, never will be!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

I would really be embarrased to say. Math has always been my worst subject. Well, the last math class I took in high school was Algebra 1. So that probably says alot right there. I was either sleeping during that class, or just barely hanging on. I plan on going to college pretty soon, so maybe I'll do better this time around.

Lisa J., 22

Probably algebra. Most math that I do is on the computer.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

ummm... i dunno, grade 11 math? I just had a math exam today, and it was really difficult!

Dianne, 16
Oshawa, Ontario  CANADA

Haha, polynomials (or something) and radicals... and it sucks because I don't understand all of Algebra 1 and I'm supposed to go to geometry next year...

Jeremy, 13
Highlands Ranch

Well, right now I'm in physics, but its pretty much just applying math to science. So, I guess the last real math class that I took was Calculus but I've forgotten a lot of it.


hehe, math is not my favorite thing in the world, i used to be good at it,  heh, before i hit 10th grade!!! I bet math has brought dowm ny GPA at least like half a point. Ugggggh and it's not even that i don't understand it, cause i do, often i get it before a lot of the rest of the class has and i'm good at explainingg it to people....yet, i like fail ever single test.gggrrrrrrr frustrating!!!! So anyways, right now I'm in AP Calculus BC. So i gues that means we do integrals and antiderivitives and such....

Sarah S., 17
, NY   USA

trigonometry/calculus/syllogistic logic (you choose which is most difficult to you)

Angela, 16
, SC   USA

Algebra, geometry. I probably could recall some trig and might be able to work a standard deviation if prompted with some memory pills. As for calculus and that ilk. Forget it.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

I took Algebra I & II and Geometry in High School, and I also took Accounting I & II. Whichever one you consider highest :)

Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

Well, considering I haven't done difficult math since college and my current job doesn't require it, probably then. But I think if I looked at it, It would come back to me.

Stephanie, 25

Intermediate Algebra, and that's a huge struggle for me - though do-able. I hate numbers.

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

The most recent math class I've taken is calculus. I took the Calculus BC level, but I also studied multivariable.

Eric, 18
Beverly Hills

I'm probably still capable of simple algebra. I didn't study much math--the music of the spheres did not entrance me.

Jill, 60

I don't do math. I am a mathematical dumb...

Bruno, 31
, CO   USA

Erm. Some limited algebra, some psychology math (quad-something! I cant remember the name, teehee)

Talia, 23
, CT   USA

Basic math: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals... I barely managed to pass pre-Calc in college. That was enough math for me. I forgot everything about it once I got through with the final exam.

Laura, 36
, MA   USA


Alias Irrelevante

Writing checks and doing my check book is about all the math I do. I have no idea what I still remember from school as far as algebra and calculus. But I can still add, subtract, multiply and divide in my head. That covers most of my money matters, doubling recipes (multiplying fractions), figuring out my gas mileage and such. The other day at the grocery store, my bill came to $73.02. I was paying with a debit card, I told the cashier that I wanted $30 dollars back. For the life of her, she could not add $73.02 + $30.00 to come to a total of $103.02. I found that scary.

Janet, 42
E. Brunswick

Right this second, probably algebra. In general, probably something between trig and calculus.

Karen, 21

Math and I don't like each other very much. I never made it past algebra I. Thank god I go to art school now because they dumb down all the smart kid classes for us stupid art students. True Story: A friend of mine took physics last quarter, and his final project was to paint a portrait of the instructor- now what in the hell kind of connection does this have to physics?? God bless art school.

Maggie, 20
, IL   USA

Balancing my checkbook!

Susan, 32
, IL   USA

Well, I'm pretty good in the math department when it comes to daily living.  But I've never done anything higher than an algebra problem.

Reba, 51
, MD   USA

I think it's called the pantangerieum therum or some nonesense. Like a2 times b2 equals c2 or something. But personally, I think ballencing MY chequebook is pretty hard. You should see teh cheques i go thru.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario   CANADA

I despise math, but it is a necessary evil. Im an arts/humanities/social sciences person. So, I am in Algebra for yet the 3rd year. Lol. I passed it, but They say they teach different math in different states.lol

Adrianne, 15

I dislike mathmatics a great deal and I'll thank you to never mention it again.

A-Dog, 18

Probably the quadratic equation stuff. . .I always found it sorta fun. .

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles
, CA   USA

i went with chris to a show at cbgb's this weekend. i took a class with this guy who always made work with the phrase "when all is lost". finally, he explained that it was the name of his band (he was the drummer). they were pretty good. they sound like one 4 one, if anyone's familiar with the east coast hardcore scene. anyway, i finally found my tagging marker--i was virtually lost without it. and i went grocery shopping. that's all.

Trisha, 19
New York
, NY   USA

Right now? At this very second? Not much, since I'm kinda tired. But I took Geometry in high school. I suck at math.

Kevin2, 18
Frazier Park

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