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Apr. 17, 2012

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Session Transcript - Math - Middle Grades, 4/12/2012 11:51PM - Tutor.comSession Date: 4/12/2012 11:51PM
Length: 15.7 minute(s)
Subject: Math - Middle Grades


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hannah (Customer)
[00:00:00] ITHINK I KNOW WAT 2 DO BUT NOT SURE and i hve no clue how many degrees a strate angle is find x

Edythe C (Tutor)
[00:00:25] Welcome to Tutor.com ! Let's get started.
[00:00:49] what do you think you should do?

hannah (Customer)
[00:02:36] i think it has somethig to do whth subtracting 56 degrees from the main angle. I think

Edythe C (Tutor)
[00:03:46] can you see the circle on the board?

hannah (Customer)
[00:03:50] yes

Edythe C (Tutor)
[00:04:27] the top blue line goes half way around it, right?

hannah (Customer)
[00:05:00] yhea

Edythe C (Tutor)
[00:06:39] if the pink line followed the top blue line it would go 180 degrees and make a straight line
[00:07:06] thats why we say straight angle

hannah (Customer)
[00:07:17] oh i get it

Edythe C (Tutor)
[00:07:49] if the pink line continued going around it would travel 360 degrees to make a circle
[00:08:51] so your problem shows a straight line broken into two angles: the 56 degrees and the X degrees
[00:09:12] added together, they make how many degrees?

hannah (Customer)
[00:10:26] i see so if you divide 360 degrees
[00:10:57] you get 180 right

Edythe C (Tutor)
[00:11:08] well 360 is the circle, but 180 is the straight line

hannah (Customer)
[00:12:34] so then i subtract 56 degrees from 180 right?

Edythe C (Tutor)
[00:12:46] yes!
[00:12:51] very very good

hannah (Customer)
[00:13:29] i got it now thank you so much

Edythe C (Tutor)
[00:13:45] what did you get for X?

hannah (Customer)
[00:14:30] 124 degrees. am i right

Edythe C (Tutor)
[00:14:42] correct!

hannah (Customer)
[00:14:39] I got it! Thanks!

Edythe C (Tutor)
[00:14:50] any questions?

hannah (Customer)
[00:15:12] nope im good have a good after noon

Edythe C (Tutor)
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[00:15:35] good luck and good night
[00:15:39] bye