So I have to take a little test next weekend, and I bought a GRE prep book to prepare, since that’s roughly the closest thing to the test I’m taking.

I glanced through the verbal/analytical part of it, thinking, OK, I need to review some vocab and some test-taking tactics, but otherwise, no problem.

Then I got to the math portion, and quickly had a realization: I am TOTALLY fucked.

I did well in math in high school, at least until after I finished Algebra 2/Trigonometry in one year. That was my Math Ceiling, and I’ve never been able to have a good grasp of anything past that.

The problem is, after 6 1/2 years of using math for pretty much nothing other than balancing my checkbook, I have forgotten almost every bit of algebra, geometry, and trig I ever knew.

Simple rules, like what the area of a circle is, are complete mysteries to me. Simple word questions leave me stammering and rubbing the bridge of my nose to alleviate my building headaches.

The one comfort I have is that from what I’ve been told about the test I’m taking, there’s not *that* much math.

But a) this is from people who took the test several years ago and b) I’m beginning to feel like any math more complicated than 2+2=4 is going to be more complicated than I’d like it to be.

in the immortal words of barbie: “math is hard.” but you’ll be fine — i managed to survive both ap calculus and the gmat w/o ever taking trig.

True, but I’m betting you cracked the test study book more than a week in advance.

well, yeah, but that’s not the point here. :-)

might i ask what test this is?

It’s the ADTP test. Follow the link where it says “test,” although I think you know what it is. :)

that one is even stumping me, but I’m pretty sure it’s not divisible by two.