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No, you can't. Although similar in concepts, Pre-Calculus is more advanced than Algebra 2. Algebra 2 is taken between Algebra 1 and Geometry or after Geometry and before Pre-Calculus. The reason that you can't take both at the same time is because of the curriculum. Pre-Calculus does not spend nearly as much time on linear topics (linear equations, linear programming, etc.) as Algebra 2 does. Pre-Calculus also almost always is 2 courses in one: Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry. Algebra 2 has very little, if any, trig. Topics that they have in common are quadratics equations/functions, polynomial equations/functions, rational functions, exponential & logarithmic functions (sometimes these are not covered in Algebra 2), possibly conic sections in Algebra 2, definitely in Pre-Calculus, factoring, and probability/sequences/series/statistics. In addition to trigonometry, pre-calculus also covers polar and parametric topics (these will NEVER NEVER NEVER be seen in Algebra 2) and an introduction to limits. So, you must take Algebra 2 before pre-calculus. If you want to take 2 math courses in 1 year, try algebra 1 and geometry (not very common), algebra 2 and geometry (somewhat common), and some schools allow honors students with a solid A in Algebra 2 (assuming you took Algebra 2 before Geometry, this differs between schools) allow you to take geometry and pre-calculus in the same year. The study of proofs is not a major topic in pre-calculus, and proofs make up a majority of geometry.

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