**Which subject in school did you find impossible to master? Did math give you hives? Did English make you scream? Do tell!**

Well, I am sure I am not the only one who was confused by algebra………

I have 2 words……. Imaginary numbers!

What the heck is an imaginary number? According to Wikipedia “An **imaginary number** is a number that can be written as a real number multiplied by the imaginary unit i, which is defined by its property *i*^{2} = −1.^{[1]} The square of an imaginary number bi is –*b*^{2}. For example, 5*i* is an imaginary number, and its square is −25. Except for 0 (which is both real and imaginary^{[2]}), imaginary numbers produce negative real numbers when squared.”

Really? How are you supposed to understand algebra when they throw pretend numbers at you? If I were going to choose an imaginary number, it would be whatever the correct answer is!

I remember there was this one girl in my class who could look at a number and immediately figure out what the square root of a number is! How does one even learn this stuff? My theory was she was from another planet. I cannot even fathom how someone could figure that out? And I am not talking easy numbers like 49. I am talking ugly numbers like 537……….

Since taking algebra in school, I have not once needed to use it. I have never needed to know the square root of any number either. And the only imaginary number I have had to deal with is the money I want in my paycheck.

I will leave you with my favorite algebra joke.

Dear Algebra, Stop asking us to find your x. She is not coming back.

Have a wonderful day!

Sue

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I was in the lowest level of math for the entire time I was in school. I just don’t get it. Thankfully my hubby is an accountant and can help the kids with their math homework.

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That’s it! there are aliens among us and they invented algebra to confuse us! knew it! :S

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Haha! It is all a conspiracy! Soilent Green is people!

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Yep! time to round em up and get rid of algebra! what an evil thing it is!

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love it!! and the ending joke is a keeper. never ever got that whole x thing! 🙂 I love your pink background- my favorite color! 😀

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Thank you! My new site looks a bit different. I will see if I can get my IT guy to make it look more like this one.

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Haha great post! I was always pretty good at math, however for me, history/social studies was awful. Which is funny because now that I’m older I love history and politics. Haha

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Funny thing is I hated math and now I am a bookkeeper! There you have it! Our own irony!

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I always hated math in school, it was never my favorite subject. Now I have to deal with it again with my daughter’s homework. Time for me to hire a tutor!

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I hate math! I never did well in school in that subject. Now what sucks is dealing with helping my daughters with their math homework. Time for me to hire a tutor!

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I have had to take algebra so many times I actually learned it! Scary!

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Biology sucked. I hated smells.

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Haha!

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philosophy was what i struggled with. oh, how it eluded me…

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Funny!

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This is a great post! I never did well in math or chemistry!

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I hated algebra! I have yet to use it in the real world!

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Exactly!

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Math was definitely not a strong subject for me. I’ve never been a fan. Thank God for calculators!

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I hated Math and I hated Chemistry. I guess that makes sense since they’re both Math. lol

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Never had to take chemistry, luckily!

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Tee hee, so funny!I too had issue with math most, but I have to say Algebra was the only type of math I found fun. But, like you, I have definitely never found myself needing to actually use it in the real world! Love the joke, I’ve never heard that one… to cute!

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Thanks! I bet you were that girl in my class that knew the square root of 537……. Lol

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That’s a cute joke at the end. I hated math in school and I just could not get it. Ugh, it was awful!

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I was just having this chat with my Mom yesterday as we were discussing my college degree. I love the joke, it’s very cute.

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I agree, that’s an imaginary number that’s fun to think about. Cute joke! – Jenn @ The Rebel Chick

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I liked math but it is easy to forget things if you don’t use them on a regular basis! I remember times when my kids would come home and their homework looked like a different language! Great article!

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Thanks, Shari! My mom and dad grew up in,other countries, so they could only help so much. My be that is where my frustration came from! Lol

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Enjoyed reading your post today and can relate very well unfortunately!

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Math…Yes…why do we need to know this stuff that the majority of us will never use and just cause frustrations?

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This is such a fun read today. If I were still in Algerbra, I’d print it off and give it to my teacher because I never got this stuff:(

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Haha! I hope a student out there does that! That would be awesome!

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Wow! I am confused. LOL. I struggled with math from 7th to 9th grade and then in 10th grade it’s like the lights finally came on

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I was always pretty good at math, and I LOVED algebra… But geometry wasn’t easy for me, and calculus wasn’t much better. So glad I’m out of that stage of life! lol

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haha.. I hate Algebra! During in my college days Algebra and trigonometry was merge i was like Whaattttt.

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I actually loved match until I got to College level Calc.

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I Was the WORST at math. I actually had to withdraw from it my senior year of high school!

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I wasn’t horrible at math but I really didn’t enjoy it. What I did enjoy was that algebra joke haha!

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I empathize with your algebra analysis – and I loved your joke!

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I still slightly despise math, even though I am good at it now

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“Dear Algebra, Stop asking us to find your x. She is not coming back.” HA! that was a good one. I was always better at geometry.

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Loving the joke!!! Math was always a pain—English came easy

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Math is a number game but the teachers have failed to make the kids look at it that way

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I have to say, I love math. The puzzle and problem solving of it. Now English and ask me to diagram a sentence? I always get it wrong!

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This is funny!! LOL I did really well my freshman year in high school because I had a really great teacher. But then I my sophomore year I was unlucky enough to have a coach as my math teacher. I don’t think I learned anything that first semester till I was able to get switch to another teacher. Since then I’ve sort of hated math lol I really suck at it.

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Oh I have ALWAYS hated Math. I could write a paper, read a book, shoot even take a test in History without a blink, but as soon as you put Math in front of me I freeze. It’s horrible because even my 4th grader will ask for help with her homework, and um, yeah we have to google it!

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Ha! I love that joke – your x won’t come back! Any type of math is difficult for me – but luckily my six year old son is teaching me core curriculum math, so I’m hoping I get it!

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math is my worst subject. i struggled all through school with it

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I failed algebra in high school and I still don’t understand math. English on the other hand was always a breeze.

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This is sorta funny. Figuring out these math equations can really be challenging. When I was younger I didnt mind solving math problems. Now was an adult, I sorta mind :

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I never really got algebra or math for that matter! It was all so confusing. Maybe for that reason I heart writing!

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The subject that drove e crazy in high school was physics.

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Haha! I love the Algebra joke almost as much as I detest algebra 😉

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Math makes my head hurt. I can do it, I made it through multiple degrees and even have an MBA in marketing and international business but still stuff like this…really makes my head hurt.

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Amen. I hate math in any form. I’m not good at it. I have no idea where my son who is taking advanced honors chemistry got his skills from!

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Lol. It baffles me. Glad your son can do it!

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