# Is it true that if someone's good at Algebra they're not good at Geometry?

And vice versa? :O if so why?

Actually, we get a great deal of modern mathematics from Arabic and Persian mathematics. Note that we use Arabic numbers. Egyptian numbers were crude and little more than a tally system. Roman numerals were little better. If you think algebra is difficult consider calculating MMXI - MCMLXI. Roman numerals were in fact so cumbersome that there was almost no progress in European mathematics for almost a thousand years until Arabic traders brought their numbers and calculation techniques. We also get the number zero (though the concept of zero was also separately conceived by the Incas and probably other civilizations) and the decimal point from Arabic and Persian mathematics. While the study of geometry comes from the Greek Euclid it was the Arab world that preserved much of his work to be reintroduced to the West.

It can be true based on what the person finds easier to solve. For me, Algebra in school was always easy to me, but Geometry was pretty difficult when it came to radical equations and finding angles of shapes. I was bad at all Mathematics classes, but Algebra was easy to me.

9x+3y=15 sounds easier to solve than

Find the angle of this triangle in radical form.

You know who to blame for math? The Arabs. They invent everything that's bad.

I did great with all branches of math (Trig, Algebra, Geometry) until I got to Calc II. And there it wasn't a lacking of math skills but a difficulty with puzzles that let me down. I could work the the equations just fine and understand them. But If I need to rework an equation into a different format so it matched a pre-set equation, thats where I failed miserably.

Algebra and geometry are certainly different areas of mathematics. Some people are good at one but not the other; some people are good at both; and some people are good at neither. To do well at calculus you have to master both algebra as well as geometry (trigonometry mainly).

Algebra and geometry are certainly different areas of mathematics. Some people are good at one but not the other; some people are good at both; and some people are good at neither. To do well at calculus you have to master both algebra as well as geometry (trigonometry mainly).

Algebra and geometry are certainly different areas of mathematics. Some people are good at one but not the other; some people are good at both; and some people are good at neither. To do well at calculus you have to master both algebra as well as geometry (trigonometry mainly).

I've never heard of that but I do know that everyone is usually good at something but not so good at something else. Like I'm pretty good at most areas of math but I'm shockin' at algebra DX who decided to mix letters with numbers in the first place?!

my geometry teacher told me that which sucks because I'm good in most areas of algebra :/ lol but as for now geometry is pretty easy for me so I have clue but thats whay my teacher told the class.

I'm good at geometry and baddddd at algebra.. lol my friend says if you're good at one you have to be bad at one most of the times

It's not a fact.It just depends on the person, I'm okay at both. Like 80-90% on tests, but im not bad at either

You mean ancient egyptians dumby.. yeah they invented everything :3 EVEN MAKEUP.. gosh we're just so smart <3

I beleive so....everyone i know is good at one and fails misserably at the other

I beleive so....everyone i know is good at one and fails misserably at the other

I absolutely suck at algebra but i'm really good at geometry :/

Yeah i know .. english numbers are originally arabic lol

I dont think so.