So I passed my first math class with a couple of new gray hairs and frown lines. Now I have to take the next one MTH1110 and it is an online class. I am a little worried that this class will be even worse than the first one. I really question why this class is even in my curriculum as I am taking the HIT program not math, engineering or another field that would require me to figure out unknown variables. In my chosen field of study I need to know codes and a list of fees charged for services rendered…you know, set variables. Why do I have to know why 4x (251-5+357*4) = 21? How is knowing how to solve this problem really going to make my life simpler? I say it is not going to and that in all actuality it is just going to make my life more complicated for the next 11 weeks. I have discussed this with many of my friends and we have all concluded that yes, everyone on earth needs to know how to add, subtract, multiply and divide but as for the algebra portion of math none of us can ever remember using it in our day-to-day life, other than in high school or in a $428.00 college math class. Oh, my best guess for the answer of that question is x=-412.75. Let me know if I am wrong.